Note: The following instructions summarize certain portions of the National Arbitration Forum’s Code of Procedure. This summary is not a substitute for reading and understanding the Code of Procedure.
Once an arbitration has been filed, Parties must make Requests in accordance with Rule 18 of the Code of Procedure. Rule 18 of the Code of Procedure outlines the process and requirements for filing a Request with the FORUM. Please read and review this rule prior to submitting your Request.
Types of Requests
Possible Requests include, but are not limited to:
- Discovery documents
- Other Orders or relief
Parties interested in requesting an Order or other relief from an Arbitrator or the FORUM must file a formal Request with the FORUM in Writing. All Requests filed with the Forum must include:
1. A Request Form. You may draft your own Request Form, or use the Request Form available from the FORUM. It must state in plain language:
a. The Request
b. The specific rule, if any, relied on for an Order or other relief
c. The specific relief or Order sought
d. The facts and law supporting the Request
e. Any other relevant and reliable information
2. All Documents that support the Request, Order or relief;
3. Proof of Delivery of the Request Documents on all Parties; and
4. The fee, as provided in the Fee Schedule.
The Request is considered filed when it is Received by the FORUM. Requests must be accompanied by any applicable fees as outlined in the FORUM’s Fee Schedule.
Submit Your Request
Submit your completed Request (review items 1 – 4 in the above list) to the FORUM by mail:
National Arbitration Forum
P.O. Box 50191
Minneapolis, MN 55405-0191
Our administrative office handles all arbitration Claims, Responses and Requests. We will review the Documents and advise you if they have been accepted or if there are deficiencies to correct.