Arbitration

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.