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2024 California Rules of Court

Rule 3.813. Arbitration program administration

(a) Arbitration administrator

The presiding judge must designate the ADR administrator selected under rule 10.783 to serve as arbitration administrator. The arbitration administrator must supervise the selection of arbitrators for the cases on the arbitration hearing list, generally supervise the operation of the arbitration program, and perform any additional duties delegated by the presiding judge.

(Subd (a) amended effective January 1, 2007; previously amended effective January 1, 2004.)

(b) Responsibilities of ADR committee

The ADR committee established under rule 10.783 is responsible for:

(1)  Appointing the panels of arbitrators provided for in rule 3.814;

(2)  Removing a person from a panel of arbitrators;

(3)  Establishing procedures for selecting an arbitrator not inconsistent with these rules or local court rules; and

(4)  Reviewing the administration and operation of the arbitration program periodically and making recommendations to the Judicial Council as the committee deems appropriate to improve the program, promote the ends of justice, and serve the needs of the community.

(Subd (b) amended effective January 1, 2007; adopted as subd (d); previously amended and relettered as subd (b) effective January 1, 2004.)

Rule 3.813 amended and renumbered effective January 1, 2007; adopted as rule 1603 effective July 1, 1976; previously amended July 1, 1979, July 1, 1999, and January 1, 2004.

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