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Arbitration

Arbitration is an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process where an arbitrator listens to a dispute, in a private setting, and makes a final decision for the parties involved.

Arbitration is a way of settling a dispute without the cost and time involved in going to court.

One Law Group, S.C. has a team of attorneys who serve as arbitrators in a variety of matters.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Arbitration?
Arbitration is an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) process whereby the person chosen as the arbitrator resolves a disagreement between parties.

Why use arbitration over legal litigation?
Arbitration is generally less expensive than legal litigation and provides faster resolution through flexible scheduling and simpler rules. Arbitration results are confidential, only made public with the consent of the parties involved.

Who serves as the arbitrator?
The arbitrator is usually an expert in the matter at hand in which both parties agree to. The arbitrator takes the place of a judge and jury and listens to the facts presented by the parties, applies the relevant law, and determines the decision on an award. Individuals who serve as arbitrators typically possess certain qualifications or minimum levels of experience to maintain the integrity of the arbitration process.Arbitrators are paid by the parties involved.

Do I need a lawyer in Arbitration?
Although it is more informal than a court trial, arbitration is an adversarial process. You do not need a lawyer, however it is advisable to retain one since the process is adversarial and binding. Each party will be required to present their position and interest by calling witnesses and presenting documentary evidence, and making arguments to persuade the arbitrator to rule in its favor.

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