|The Arbitration Process with Arbitration Arizona:|
We try to make the selection of an Arbitrator as simple as possible so that you can concentrate on presenting your case. A case is commenced when one or both parties select Arbitration Arizona to handle the arbitration. If we are contacted by only one party, we will contact the other party for acceptance of Arbitration Arizona as arbitrator if no arbitration agreement clause allows the first party to make the selection.
A preliminary hearing will be held to discuss the issues of the case. Procedural matters, information exchange, and calendar dates will be set during this hearing. Following the preliminary hearing, information will be exchanged and each party will provide a confidential brief of the case to the arbitrator. Each party will prepare a brief of the issues to be decided that will be exchanged with the other parties.
A hearing will be held following the information and brief exchanges. The arbitrator will take evidence and testimony during this hearing and each side will be given equal time to present a closing argument. Closing briefs will be accepted in addition or in lieu of closing arguments. Post-hearing submissions may be allowed in addition to the closing briefs if those are made within three calendar days of the hearing.
Ten days after the hearing, the arbitrator will close the record and issue a written, reasoned decision and award unless a bare award is required by the arbitration agreement or agreed upon by the parties.