Sunday, April 28, 2019 at 8:30 AM EDT
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 1:30 PM EDT

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JAMS Miami 
600 Brickell Ave
Suite 2600
Miami 33131

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Jim Reiman 
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, North American Branch 
Tel: +1 (847) 784-8100  (Office)
+1 (847) 778-2195  (Cell)

Accelerated Route to Fellowship (International Arbitration) Miami, FL Assessment April 28-30, 2019.



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The Accelerated Route to Fellowship Program is designed for senior practitioners in the field of dispute resolution procedures. Fellowship is the highest grade of Institute membership and allows the use of the designation FCIArb.

The program focuses on applicable laws and procedures for the conduct of efficient arbitration hearings in complex international cases. Satisfactory assessment of performance in role play exercises will permit the candidate to take the award writing examination for qualification as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, which will be administered as part of the program. 

Internationally Renowned Faculty:
Phlip L. Bruner, C.Arb
M. Cristina Cárdenas, FCIArb
John W. Hinchey, C.Arb
Amb. (r.) David Heubner, C.Arb
Deborah Bovarnick Mastin, FCIArb


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Course Description:

The three-day program is a process comprised of three elements.

1. Oral Assessment

 This element of the Accelerated Route to Fellowship Program consists of two days of oral assessment based on a case study of a dispute. You will be assessed on your knowledge, judgment and self-presentation on a series of problems, written exercises and role play, as well as your reasoned award writing ability.

2. Written Assessment

 Written assignments will be part of the assessment process during the workshop. One of the written assignments will be prepared in advance of the workshop and will be collected early on the first day of the workshop.

3. Award Writing Examination

This element consists of a written open book examination in which an Award must be written and fully reasoned, based on the evidence in an arbitration proceeding. The exam is administered as part of this weekend program. To receive a passing grade, the Award must meet international standards for enforcement. This element is included in the tuition cost of this Program.

Following successful completion of the three elements described above candidates may apply for a Peer Interview. There will be a separate charge for the Peer Interview process: it is not included in the tuition cost of this Program.

Who Should Attend?

You are a practicing lawyer with at least 10 years litigation experience and experienced in the area of Alternate Dispute Resolution.


Continual assessment throughout the workshop, written submittals and award writing exam.

Assessment Result.

Successfully passing the Oral and Written assessments at the Accelerated Route to Fellowship program allows the candidate to take the Award Writing Examination. Successful completion of the Award Writing Examination and (separate) Peer Review Interview allows the candidate to apply for Fellow status (for full details of route to Fellowship, please visit the CIArb website www.ciarb.org). Candidates can apply for Associate membership with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators at any time.

Continuing Education (CLE)

Application for CLE credits is being made for Florida and other states.  Forms for filing in other states will be provided.  CLE credits earned are between 8 and 12 credits depending upon the state.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q - What will happen in the oral assessment sessions?

A- You will be in small groups with two or more assessors. You will be given a case study of a commercial contract and the events which lead to a dispute between a number of parties. During the assessment workshops, various situations or problems which might arise during arbitration will be put to you and you will discuss how you would deal with them. There are also written exercises and role plays.

Q- What grade of membership will I be entitled to?

A- You may apply as an Associate member at any time.If you do not pass the oral and written assessments you will not be permitted to take the Award Writing Exam. If you pass the oral and written assessments for the Accelerated Route to Fellowship program, and are not already a member, you will be entitled to apply for Member grade. This applies whether you pass the Award Writing Exam or not. Candidates are encouraged to apply for membership with the CIArb as soon as possible as all persons applying for Fellow status must first be members of the Institute.  If you successfully pass the oral and written assessments for the Accelerated Route to Fellowship program as well as the Award Writing Exam you will be able to apply for a Peer Interview, following successful completion of which you may apply to upgrade your membership level from Member to Fellow status.


The Accelerated Route to Fellowship (International Arbitration) Assessment registration fees are as follows:

$1,950.00–  General attendees 
$1,750.00 – Current ABA Construction Forum Members
$1,750.00 – Current CIArb members upgrading their membership
$1,750.00 per registrant for groups of 3 or more from the same firm 

* Fee includes all workshop materials, coffee, refreshments, continental breakfast, lunch and dinner on April 28, 2019, continental breakfast and lunch on April 29, 2019, a continental breakfast on April 30, 2019.  Tuition for Accelerated Route to Fellowship Program includes the Oral Assessment and Award Writing examination.  For applicants requiring a Visa Letter there is an additional cost of $75 (to defray expenses).

Cancellation:  A cancellation fee of $150 will be charged if cancellation is prior to April 1, 2019; $500 if after April 1, 2019 but prior April 15, 2019.  No tuition refunds will be made if cancellation is after April 15, 2019, however the full tuition sum paid less $500 may be credited toward a future Accelerated Route to Fellowship program offered by the North America Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. 

Timing and Scheduling

The program will commence at 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning, April 218, 2019 (workshops will commence at 9:00) and will conclude at 5:00 PM on Monday, April 29, 2019.  The award writing examination will commence at 9:00 AM and conclude at 1:30 PM on Tuesday, April 30, 2019.  For those scheduling flights, we suggest you plan on departing the host venue’s offices no earlier than 2:30 p.m. to assure that you’ve time to properly turn in your exam, complete all post-exam forms, and receive your Certificate of Attendance. 

There will be a cocktail and dinner for Candidates and Faculty on Sunday, April 28, 2019 starting at 6:30 PM.  The cost of this dinner is included in your tuition fee.  A light breakfast, lunch, and beverages/snacks will be provided on Sunday and Monday by our host JAMS Miami at no cost to our attendees.

We are anticipating strong demand for this program and would ask that you confirm registration at the earliest possible date. 


Jams Miami
600 Brickell Ave
Miami, FL 33131
Telephone: +1-202-861-1770


Feel free to contact any of these nearby hotels no arrangments have been made regarding pricing:

Hampton Inn & Suites Miami Brickell Downtown
50 SW 12th St, Miami, FL 33130 
(305) 377-9400

Hyatt Regency Miami
400 SE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33131
(305) 358-1234

Kimpton EPIC Hotel
270 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131
(305) 424-5226

Mandarin Oriental, Miami
500 Brickell Key Dr, Miami, FL 33131
(305) 913-8288

JW Marriott Marquis Miami
255 Biscayne Blvd Way, Miami, FL 33131
(305) 421-8600


JW Marriott Miami
1109 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131
(305) 329-3500

Conrad Miami
1395 Brickell Ave, Miami, FL 33131
(305) 503-6500

The workshops will commence at 9:00 AM on Friday, September 14, 2018 and conclude at 5:00 PM on Saturday, September 15, 2018.  The award writing examinations will commence at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 1:00 PM on Sunday, September 16, 2018.


There will be a cocktail and dinner for Candidates and Faculty on Friday, September 14, 2018 starting at 6:30 p.m.