ArbitrationArbitration is a form of dispute resolution that the Multi-Door Division offers in addition to mediation. Although mediation is a very popular program, some clients opt for arbitration, a process where a neutral third party determines the value of the case, and makes a decision. This is very similar to a conventional trial, however at the conclusion of the arbitration process, clients have the option to make the decision binding or to request a trial with a judge.
This process differs from mediation in that the final decision is not necessarily crafted by the parties. The arbitrator has authority over the process and decision making.
Arbitration differs from a formal trial in that there is more opportunity for parties to speak their minds and exchange information in front of the neutral third party, than typically offered in a court room.
Location of arbitrationsArbitrators conduct hearings either in their offices or at the Mediation Center, which is located in Court Building A , 515 5th Street, N.W., Room 104.
To reach usGeneral information: (202) 879-1549
Sharon Conyers, Arbitration Program Officer: (202) 879-0662