UF Law to host Florida Court-Appointed Arbitrator Training
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Matt Walker, UF Law Communications
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Next week, the University of Florida Levin College of Law will host the Florida Supreme Court Approved Court-Appointed Arbitrator Training, sponsored by UF Law’s Institute for Dispute Resolution and Christopher M. Shulman, P.A., Alternative Dispute Resolution Services. The training is for mediators and attorneys.
The training, led by Shulman, will take place Friday, July 13 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. and has been approved for five Continuing Legal Education credits for attorneys. The room number for the training will be announced next week. For more details and registration information, visit http://www.law.ufl.edu/academics/institutes/idr/events.
“Arbitration, binding and nonbinding, has become more and more common as a means to settle legal disputes in Florida,” said Institute for Dispute Resolution Associate Director Robin Davis. “Many contracts require it, and in cases where it is not required by contract, a growing number of judges exercise their option to order the parties to arbitration.”
Davis said the arbitration training will not only benefit aspiring arbitrators, but will also educate those who may have to represent parties or participate in future arbitrations.
Shulman is a federal, circuit-civil and county mediator, qualified arbitrator and approved trainer of circuit-civil and county mediators, and court-appointed arbitrators. He is also an adjunct professor at the Stetson University College of Law. Shulman has completed more than 1,400 arbitrations or adjudications throughout his career.