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Delivering on the promise of arbitration.

Administering fast, affordable, and fair dispute resolution for businesses

Save Money

LOWER TOTAL SYSTEM COSTS FOR PARTIES

Save Time

TECHNOLOGY MAKES DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCESSES MORE EFFICIENT

Satisfied Clients

PEOPLE-FOCUSED APPROACH MAKES THE PROCESS EASIER FOR EVERYONE

Services we offer

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Arbitration should be

more cost-effective and efficient than litigation.

The promise of arbitration was that it would be a less expensive, more efficient way to resolve disputes. In reality, arbitration is often just as costly and time consuming as going to court.

When it comes to dispute resolution, time is money. You want an efficient process without the complexity and delays that come with court litigation. At Forum we deliver on the promise of arbitration as a simpler and more efficient approach that lowers total cost of resolving business disputes.

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How An Arbitration Agreement Works

READY TO GET STARTED

How to use Forum for Arbitration

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Generate a Clause

Draft an arbitration clause using our Clause Drafting Guide or use our online Clause Generator to structure a dispute resolution approach that is customized for your needs.

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Include the Clause in your Contract

Include the clause in your contracts to use the Forum rule set and define Forum as your arbitrator of choice.

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File or Respond to a Claim

Initiate or respond to a claim using our online tools.

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Engage in the Arbitration Process

Forum will facilitate the appointment of an arbitrator or panel under the applicable rules, facilitate parties’ filings, and schedule any hearings, and the arbitrator will issue an award .

How to choose Forum as your administrator

Use our online Clause Generator to produce an arbitration clause that invokes Forum's rules and names Forum as your administrator of choice for any disputes arising between the parties.
Or, Hire Forum to create a custom arbitration rule set for your organization or industry group.
Or, if another administrator is listed in your contract, you may still use Forum if all parties agree.

Download the Simple Arbitration Agreement Reference Guide

We have created this Reference Guide for attorneys and others looking to draft arbitration agreement language so that they easily understand the terms and purposes of each element of an arbitration clause.

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About Forum

Since 1986, Forum has administered more than 1.96 million disputes. Our independent arbitrators are seasoned attorneys and former judges who issue excellent awards while ensuring that parties’ rights are protected and ethical principles are upheld. Forum facilitates the entire arbitration process under the applicable rules to make sure it is efficient and cost-effective for all parties.

How Forum Makes Arbitration Better

FORUM’S RULES ENSURE FASTER TIMELINES

WE LEVERAGE TECHNOLOGY TO MAKE THE PROCESS MORE EFFICIENT

OUR BUSINESS IS PEOPLE-FOCUSED AND PRIORITIZES FAST, RESPONSIVE COMMUNICATION

ARBITRATORS MANAGE DISCOVERY TO AN APPROPRIATE SCOPE

PARTIES HAVE THE RIGHT TO FILE AN EARLY DISPOSITIVE MOTION

FORUM’S FEES ARE CAPPED SO PARTIES HAVE MORE PREDICTABLE COSTS

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Mediation

Forum's nationwide panel of experienced mediators can facilitate a resolution to your dispute before the parties incur the rancor and expense that can be associated with litigation. We can provide mediators that are experts in nearly any type of dispute or area of law.

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR)

The Internet has revolutionized nearly every aspect of business and of legal practice, so why not leverage web-based technology to resolve business disputes faster and less expensively? Forum's SettlementIQ platform enables online negotiation and mediation on your PC or mobile device.