Selection of a Mediator or Arbitrator
The Center for Mediation and Arbitration (CMA) will provide each party involved in the dispute with a list of approved mediators and arbitrators. The parties will have twenty (20) days from the date they submit the completed Request to Mediate or Arbitrate form to decide upon a neutral acceptable to all parties. In the event that there is no agreement on the neutral, the CMA, at the request of all parties, will assign a neutral. This assignment will be based on a rolling, random assignment of approved neutrals on the list.
Scheduling the Mediation or Arbitration Conference
After the CMA has been notified of the selection of a mutually agreeable neutral or; after the CMA has appointed a neutral, it will then be the neutral's responsibility to schedule the date, time and location of the mediation, and to notify the parties and the CMA of the schedule. All mediations and arbitrations will be held in Montgomery County unless there is a special agreement made otherwise. The Montgomery Bar Association will provide comfortable space for CMA mediations and arbitrations at no additional cost.