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N1302 Selection and Compensation of Arbitrators

1. The attorneys expressing a willingness to serve shall constitute a list of members qualified to act as arbitrators. The Court Administrator, or his deputy, shall select from said list three (3) arbitrators for each action; the chairperson shall have been a member of the Bar of this Court for at least five (5) years.
2. If an attorney wishes to be replaced as an arbitrator in any particular hearing, he shall give notice to that effect to the Court Administrator in writing at least forty eight (48) hours before the scheduled arbitration hearing. In the event that an attorney, without having given such notice, fails to serve as an arbitrator after having been notified of his appointment by mail by the Court Administrator, his name shall then be removed from the list of attorneys available for duty as arbitrators until such time as he notifies the President Judge in writing that he is again available for duty as an arbitrator.
3. The Court Administrator shall mail a copy of the notice of appointment to each attorney of record and to each arbitrator appointed. In the event that any party is not represented by an attorney, the Court Administrator shall send such copy to the party at his last known address. The address of the unrepresented party is to be furnished to the Court Administrator when the attorney files the praecipe for arbitration.
4. The compensation for each member of the board of arbitrators to be paid by the County shall be One Hundred Seventy-five ($175.00) Dollars for the chairperson and One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars for the other members for the first hearing. Where more than one hearing becomes necessary, additional amounts may be allowed at the discretion of the Court upon petition by the chairperson on behalf of the board. In cases where an award is to be entered by the arbitrators pursuant to an agreed settlement before the hearing, each member of the Board shall receive as compensation Seventy five ($75.00) Dollars.
A petition for additional compensation for arbitrators shall be mailed to attorneys of record and unrepresented parties at their last known address along with notice of the date and time, at least seven days thereafter, when the petition will be presented to the motions judge. Anyone objecting to the award of additional compensation to the arbitrators may appear before the motions judge to be heard on the petition.
Amended December 8, 1994; effective January 23, 1995.
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Created at 1/29/2016 9:04 AM by Vitek Gajewski
Last modified at 1/29/2016 9:04 AM by Vitek Gajewski
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