Arbitration

An Initial Arbitrator Training course will be offered on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at the New Jersey Law Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey. This course is intended only for those individuals meeting the qualifications of Rule 4:21A-2(b) for admission to the Roster of Arbitrators. Individuals seeking to attend this training must complete and submit a registration form to CivilArbMed.Mailbox@njcourts.gov or by fax to (609) 815-2938 by Friday, June 15, 2018.

For active roster arbitrators, continuing education trainings are being offered in the vicinages. The scheduled trainings can be found here. The list will be updated as trainings are scheduled in the vicinages. Arbitrators are encouraged to attend the continuing training offered in the county in which they regularly arbitrate.

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.