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ADR Timetable

 
 

All events are expected to occur as soon as possible unless otherwise noted.

 

Event Early Neutral Evaluation Mediation
Order of Referral provided to the ADR Administrator. Standard Procedure. Standard Procedure.
ADR Administrator provides Notice of Referral, along with list of potential Federal Court Panelists to counsel/parties for consideration and ranking. L.R. 16.5(c) L.R. 16.6(c)

L.R. 16.6(b):
For good cause, a party may object to the referral to mediation within 10 days of the Court's Order.
Counsel/parties rank neutral evaluator/mediator. If counsel/parties fail to provide ranking list to ADR Administrator, the ADR Administrator will select neutral. L.R. 16.5(c):
Not later than 10 days after the date of written notice.
L.R. 16.6(c):
Within 10 days of the date of written notice.
ADR Administrator notifies neutral of selection. Neutral conducts a conflict check. If no conflict exist, ADR Administrator designates neutral as the evaluato or mediator. L.R. 16.5(c). L.R. 16.6(c).
Neutral schedules ADR proceeding. Attendance of parties with settlement authority is mandatory at ADR proceeding. L.R. 16.5(c). L.R. 16.6(c).
Counsel/parties to submit documents, pleadings, etc. To the neutral and provide courtesy copy to opposing side. L.R. 16.5(e):
No later than 5 days before evaluation session.
L.R. 16.6(e):
At least 5 days before mediation conference.
ADR proceeding. Scheduling:
L.R. 16.5(c):
Within 30 days of the receipt by the Evaluator of Notice of Designation.

Attendance:
L.R. 16.5(f).
Scheduling:
L.R. 16.6(c):
Not more than 30 days from the date of written notice.

Attendance:
L.R. 16.6(f).
Interim Report - Final Report - Award of Arbitrator(s) submitted to the ADR Administrator for processing. L.R. 16.5(g):
Report within 10 days in writing to the ADR Administrator.
L.R. 16.6(e):
Report within 10 days in writing to the ADR Administrator.
Case terminated or returned to the court's docket. Standard Procedure. Standard Procedure.