Statistics

ADR Referrals of All Civil Cases By Calendar Year Filed

This chart sets forth the ADR referrals for cases filed in each of the calendar years shown.


2009 2010 2011 2012  2013
 2014
Total Referred to an ADR Process 1698
1760
1891
1807
1746
 1509
Arbitration 2 (<1%) 3 (<1%)  5 (<1%)
4 (<1%)
2 (<1%)
 6 (<1%)
Early Neutral Evaluation 201 (12%) 145   (8%) 135 (13%) 140   (8%) 115    (7%)  97     (6%)
Mediation 784 (46%) 750 (43%) 776 (42%) 766 (42%) 756  (43%)  602 (40%)
Private ADR 338 (20%) 328 (19%) 345 (18%) 414 (23%) 389  (22%)  393 (26%)
Settlement Conference 373 (22%) 534 (30%) 630 (33%) 483 (27%) 484  (28%)  411 (27%)

Notes:

  1. These statistics were compiled principally from the court's ECF system as of August 8, 2015.
  2. Most cases are not referred until at least 90-120 days after filing, and some cases are referred much later. Accordingly, additional referrals for cases filed in 2014 are still expected, particularly with respect to settlement conferences.
  3. Multiple ADR sessions may be held in any given case, and this is particularly true of settlement conferences and mediations.