NAB News

Election of a New Chair and Board Members

The North America Branch is pleased to announce the election of a new chair, Sandra A. Jeskie, to fill the vacancy left by David Huebner’s election as the Americas region Trustee for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.  The Branch is also pleased to announce the election of 3 new board members, Laura Abrahamson, Blanca del Carmen […]


March 16, 2020 Dear NAB Colleagues, It is a privilege to serve as the new chair of the North America Branch. As you may know, David Huebner is taking on the important role of Americas region Trustee for the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. David has been tireless in his efforts to launch an array of […]

YMG Announces New Writing Competition

Call for Papers for First Annual Writing Competition Chartered Institute of Arbitrators North American Branch Young Members Group COMPETITION OVERVIEW The Young Members Group of the North America Branch (NAB) of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) announces the launch of its First Annual Writing Competition (the “Competition”).  The Competition is open to all young […]

Branch Chair David Huebner Wins Diversity Award

At its annual meeting on February 28, 2020, CPR (the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution) honored North America Branch chair David Huebner with its “Outstanding Contribution to Diversity in ADR Award” for his tenacious inclusiveness efforts within the Chartered Institute and other organizations in the legal sector. In his acceptance remarks, David acknowledged […]

photo from CIArb NAB Seattle Chapter Launch

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) North America Branch (NAB) Seattle Chapter Relaunch, “ADR For A Modern Economy,” attracted nine Student Members from Seattle University School of Law and the University of Washington School of Law representing some of the first members of the newly established CIArb NAB Young Members Group (YMG). The Relaunch highlighted […]

The Branch Holds Its 2020 Annual General Meeting

On January 28th, the Branch held its Annual General Meeting, with more than 80 members dialing in to participate.  The AGM provided an opportunity review with Branch membership 2019 efforts and financials; to preview 2020 strategies, programs, and challenges; and to solicit input from members. Branch Chair David Huebner opened the meeting with a review […]

The North America Branch’s training committee is pleased to announce our 2020 training schedule, comprising the following training/assessment programs: Feb. 24-26: St. Petersburg, FL Brochure |Registration June 27-29: Dallas, TX November 6-8: Miami, FL The brochure and registration link for the St. Petersburg course can be accessed HERE. The brochures and registration links for the […]

CIArb Seattle Chapter Relaunch Recap

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: CIArb NAB Communications Committee SEATTLE —The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) North America Branch Chair, Ambassador (Ret.), David Huebner, C.Arb, FCIArb, headlined CIArb Seattle Chapter’s Relaunch, “ADR For A Modern Economy,” at the law firm Davis Wright Tremaine in Seattle on October 22, 2019 highlighting Seattle’s vibrant, diverse and growing […]

NAB Supports the “Write the Award” Competition

Law school teams from five countries participated in the second annual “Write the Award”commercial arbitration writing competition co-sponsored by the University of Houston Law Center’s Blakely Advocacy Institute with students from Australia taking first place. The winning entry from Bond University Faculty of Law in Robina, Queensland, Australia, was awarded $5,000 by the competition’s co-sponsor, […]

Capacity Sharing Project

As you might already know, the North America Branch launched its new cross-cultural ADR capacity-sharing program with a pilot project in Samoa on June 1-4 2019. Our delegation made presentations on international arbitration, engaged in discussion sessions with Samoan counterparts about mediation practices and techniques in our respective cultures, and met with senior government officials […]

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