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Arbitrators are typically attorneys, business executives, and retired judges with expertise in a particular field—such as finance, construction, shipping, or insurance. A minimum of three years of experience in one’s chosen field is needed to enter this career, but many employers and arbitration organizations (such as the American Arbitration Association) require applicants for arbitrator positions or rosters to have at least 10 years of experience.

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