$30 for MBA members | $50 non-members
Basic training to qualify for Multnomah County Arbitration Panel. Participation is a requirement for inclusion on the list of court-appointed arbitrators.
This program will feature Judge David F. Rees and members of the Multnomah County Arbitration Commission, all of whom are experienced arbitrators. The program will explain and discuss the statutes, rules, case law and ethical issues governing court-annexed arbitration in Multnomah County. It will also provide step-by-step advice on scheduling arbitration hearings and dealing with postponements, resolving pre-hearing evidentiary and discovery disputes, handling summary judgment and other pre-hearing motions, conducting arbitration hearings, dealing with attorney fees and costs, and preparing and filing arbitration awards.
The Multnomah County Circuit Court arbitration program provides a faster and more cost-effective path to resolution of civil disputes involving $50,000 or less. Becoming an arbitrator provides a fantastic opportunity to serve the community and gain valuable insight on effective advocacy. This vital program benefits from arbitrators with experience with the wide variety of disputes addressed in the court’s mandatory arbitration track. The program will also be well served by arbitrators with life experiences and perspectives that will benefit the Arbitration Program in its service to the broad array of participants.
For more information: Call John Ostrander of Elliott, Ostrander & Preston at 503.224.7656. For registration questions, call the MBA at 503.222.3275.