Arbitrator Training Opportunity
NFA is pleased to be co-sponsoring an arbitration seminar entitled, "Securities Arbitration and Mediation Hot Topics 2016," presented by the City Bar Center for CLE Programs. The seminar will be held at the New York City Bar on Thursday, May 12, 2016. This year's seminar starts at 9:00 a.m. and concludes with a working lunch at 12:15 p.m. NFA Members and arbitrators may attend this seminar at a discounted rate. See the attached brochure for additional information.
As a reminder, all NFA arbitrators must complete some form of arbitration training every three years in order to remain eligible to serve as an NFA arbitrator. Attending this seminar will satisfy NFA's mandatory training requirement.
Questions concerning the seminar should be directed to Judy Jenks, Case Administrator (firstname.lastname@example.org or 312-781-1431).
Arbitration is a popular dispute resolution alternative to time consuming and costly litigation. The success of NFA's arbitration program is directly tied to the quality of the individuals who serve as arbitrators. There are currently over 2,400 individuals on the NFA roster. They come from various professions and walks of life, but the skills they share are integrity, impartiality and sound judgment. Technical expertise in the commodity futures markets is not a requirement.
If you're interested in the program, learn more by using the resources contained in our publication library.
If you decide to apply, you may complete your arbitrator profile using NFA's online system. While training is essentially on-the-job, once you agree to serve on a case, NFA offers online training to help you meet your mandatory training requirements and understand your responsibilities as an NFA Arbitrator.
NFA issues a bi-annual "Arbitrator Update."
Arbitrators can complete and update their profile online.