Training and Registration Form

ACESIN provides one-of-a-kind training combining the disciplines of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and e-discovery. Training not only provides education on the body of e-discovery law by accomplished instructors, but how to negotiate and facitlitate ESI issues through innovative workshops.

Sign up for ACESIN’s 2018 Training 


Arbitrating in a Digital World:  Fair and Expeditious Management of Electronic Discovery

Back by popular demand, ACESIN's "Putting the "e" in Neutral" Series will continue its focus on arbitrators as e-neutrals. The course is approved for the American Arbitration Association® Arbitrator Continuing Education Credits. Mediators, special masters, judges and discovery referees will also benefit from this training.

This year's program is re-formatted to a 12 hour program, accommodating travel schedules.  The program begins at noon on Day 1 and ends early afternoon on Day 2.  Each attendee receives a 250+ page reference manual specifically designed for e-Neutrals. The Agenda is attached below to learn more.


"I found this seminar very valuable and worth the time and money.  Most of the information I get about law and tactics regarding the discovery and use of Electronically Stored Information (ESI) is aimed at a court context.  I learned important differences that I have to understand as an arbitrator (and also as a mediator!).  I appreciated the live seminar format because of the interactive contributions from the other seasoned arbitrators."  - Paul M. Lurie, Arbitrator/Mediator at Schiff & Hardin LLP, Chicago

"I attended the AAA/ACESIN jointly sponsored program “Arbitrating in a Digital World:  Fair and Expeditious Management of Electronic Discovery” with the hope that I would leave with knowledge of the lexicon and current “state of the law” of the e-discovery world.  I left with that knowledge, but also a collection of reference materials including case law citations, order templates and most important – a sensitivity to and understanding of the economic and technical issues presented by e-discovery disputes in addition to a much deeper understanding of the legal questions and underpinnings of the decisions which have been reported.  Additionally, I left with access to a network of professionals with whom I can communicate to share thoughts, concerns, and find answers.  I was so impressed with and pleased by the program that the following day I submitted my application and paid my fee to become a member of ACESIN." - James Reiman, Arbitrator at Reiman ADR, Chicago

"After many years of attending and conducting training programs, I can without hesitation that the ACESIN course of instruction for e-neutrals ranks at the very top.  It is well-planned and delivered, direct and to the point, informative, interesting, and should be required for all those who have the opportunity to stand at the cutting edge of e-discovery as it takes its place as a 21st Century legal phenomenon."  -A. Marco Turk, Professor Emeritus of Negotiation, Conflict Resolution & Peacebuilding, California State University Dominguez Hills.


Dates and Locations for 2018 Trainings:


Chicago - Thursday June 14, 2018 - Friday, June 15, 2018



Managing the Process with E-Discovery (2.0)

(Agenda Under Construction)


New York - Thursday, October 4, 2018 - Friday,October 5, 2018

Location:  AAA Midtown offices



New Orleans - Thursday, December 6, 2018 - December 7, 2018

Location:  Frilot LLC, 1100 Poydras St. #3600

This course is designed for participants who have already participated in the “Arbitrating in the Digital World:  Fair and Expeditious Management of Electronic Discovery (ESI)” course or already have a fundamental understanding of ESI issues and want to learn more practical applications for managing e-discovery from the preliminary hearing to the award.  As motions to compel ESI continue to increase in arbitration, this two-day “fly-in – fly-out” course provides the participants with the tools for managing the arbitration process with voluminous electronic discovery.  Using “real” case scenarios, the participants will have an interactive experience for addressing ESI issues to include identifying search terms, custodians, date ranges, and metadata for developing the arbitrator’s order.  The course will also provide the participant with how to address data protection in the US and EU (General Data Protection Regulations or “GDRP” effective May 25, 2018) and cybersecurity issues in the arbitration context and how to manage discovery of information from the Internet of Things.  This program also includes a demonstration of a typical review platform and search methodologies used by parties and their clients from a national ESI vendor.



Peter Vogel of Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP, Dallas, TX, Adjunct Professor of eDiscovery at SMU Dedman School of Law and AAA Arbitrator for over 25 years

Allison Skinner of Skinner Neutral Services, Birmingham, AL, Adjunct Professor of eDiscovery at the Univ. of Alabama School of Law; AAA and AHLA Arbitrator

A. J. Krouse of Frilot LLC, New Orleans, LA, AAA and ICDR Arbitrator for over 25 years

Visiting Panelists

To Register:

Please register by completing the form below and hit "Submit."  Space is limited.  A seat is reserved for you upon receipt of your tuition payment. 

Tuition:  $895.00

To Pay By Check:

Please mail your tuition payment to this address:

American College of e-Neutrals

Attention:  Allison Skinner

Magnolia Financial Center, First Floor

1025 23rd Street South

Birmingham, AL  35205 


To Pay By Credit Card: 

Please call 205-202-6048 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. cst Monday through Friday for a secure method of payment by credit card using Square, Inc.

Payment Options available upon request.

Refund Policy:

You will receive a full refund of your tuition, less any credit card fees, if you cancel in writing before 30 days prior to your scheduled training day.  

You will receive $700.00 refund of your tuition, less any credit card fees, if you cancel in writing less than 30 days and more than 14 days before your scheduled training day.

Refunds are not available within 14 days of your scheduled training day.

Please submit your notice of cancellation to the address above or by email to  


If you are interested in a private training for your organization, please contact us at  Individualized training is also available.

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ACESIN Training Agenda 2017.pdf331.04 KB
ACESIN Training 2.0 Agenda 2018.pdf109.81 KB