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The Code of Procedure
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Washington, D.C., §§ 16-4401, et. seq., Report
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I. Who We Are
What is the National Arbitration Forum (FORUM)?
How is the FORUM different from a court?
How is the FORUM similar to a court?
How is the FORUM different from other ADR providers?
Why do parties resolve disputes using the FORUM instead of filing cases in court?
II. Arbitration at the FORUM
What is arbitration?
What is the difference between mediation and arbitration?
What types of disputes can be arbitrated?
Do I have the same rights in arbitration at the FORUM as I do in court?
How do I know that I will receive a fair hearing at the FORUM and that the arbitrator I choose will be impartial?
Are there rules governing the FORUM’s arbitration proceedings?
At the FORUM, do I have a choice in selecting the arbitrator in my case?
How much does arbitration cost at the FORUM?
Who pays the arbitration fees at the FORUM?
Can the party that prevails recover its arbitration fees?
What if I cannot afford to pay my portion of the FORUM’s arbitration fees?
Do I need to hire a lawyer to arbitrate?
How long does arbitration take at the FORUM?
What happens after a binding arbitration decision is issued?
Can I appeal a binding arbitration decision?
I’d like to have a dispute resolved using arbitration. How do I start?
III. Mediation at the FORUM
What is mediation?
What types of disputes can be mediated?
How much does mediation cost at the FORUM?
Are there rules governing mediation at the FORUM?
Do I have a choice in choosing the mediator for my mediation session at the FORUM?
Do I need to hire a lawyer to mediate?
How do I request a mediation session at the FORUM?
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