Arbitrators are professionals who help parties resolve their disputes outside of court. Certified arbitrators, who are neutral third parties in these disputes, listen to each party’s case and help them reach an agreement. The arbitrator then prepares a written decision and agreement, by which the parties are legally bound.
We only certify professionals who are law school graduates and have a case record of at least 20 completed arbitration under the supervision of a court certified arbitrator.
One type of arbitrator hears arbitration cases after a plaintiff has already filed a lawsuit. Arbitration is one of the major types of appropriate dispute resolution (ADR) that seeks to reduce the time and expense normally associated with legal proceedings.
For certifying this kind of arbitrator we use the same requirements as the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Applicants seeking certification for arbitration of cases filed in that federal District Court must have at least 10 years of experience as a lawyer, be a member of a law-school faculty or member of the bar of the district court, and have devoted at least 50% of the applicant’s time to litigation or alternative dispute resolution for at least 5 years.
For more information you can contact the Arbitrator-supervisor:
mr. Michael Boelryk, LL.D. MA.
ADR international Certified Court Mediator & Arbitrator