Arbitration

For retired judges or attorneys interested in applying to admission on the roster of arbitrators, an Initial Arbitration Training will be held on Feb. 13, 2017 at the New Jersey Law Center. A flyer with additional information and a registration form can be found here. Please e-mail completed registration forms to CivilArbTrain.Mailbox@njcourts.gov.

Attorneys are required to complete this questionnaire as directed by the notice received from the Civil Presiding Judges. Resolution of Arbitrated Cases Questionnaire

Arbitration is a process in which disputes are submitted to experienced and knowledgeable neutral attorneys or retired Superior Court Judges to hear arguments, review evidence and render a decision. It is less formal, less complex and often can be concluded more quickly than court proceedings.

Arbitration is mandatory for certain civil cases regardless of value. These include:

  • automobile negligence (N.J.S.A. 39:6A-24, et. seq);
  • personal injury (N.J.S.A. 2A:23A-20, et. seq);
  • suits against a party's insurance carrier for unpaid bills arising from a vehicular accident; and
  • certain commercial cases.