ADR Forms

FOR ADR ACCESS CASES SUBJECT TO GENERAL ORDER 56

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IMPORTANT: The ADR Local Rules were updated effective May 1, 2018. Three of the regular ADR forms were modified to reflect the new procedures for ADR telephone conferences and other, minor changes.

The new rules, forms and ADR Handbook only apply to cases filed on or after May 1, 2018. Please use the correct set of instructions and forms for your case. 


CASES FILED ON OR AFTER MAY 1, 2018 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE ADR FORMS FOR SELECTION OF AN ADR PROCESS (ADR LOCAL RULE 3-5) 

Under ADR L.R. 3-5, by the date set forth in the Initial Case Management Scheduling Order, counsel (and any self-represented party), shall do all of the following:

  1. Counsel must meet and confer to discuss the available ADR processes, to identify the process each believes will be most helpful to the parties’ settlement efforts, to specify any formal or informal exchange of information needed before an ADR session, and to attempt to agree on an ADR process and a deadline for the ADR session;
  2. Counsel and client must review the Court’s ADR Procedures Handbook and must sign, serve, and file the ADR Certification verifying that they have done so using the form provided below;
  3. Counsel must verify on the ADR Certification that they have discussed selection of an ADR process with each other and must indicate whether they intend to stipulate to an ADR process and deadline or prefer to discuss ADR selection with the assigned Judge at the case management conference.

The parties may request an ADR Phone Conference with the Court’s ADR Attorneys using the form below if they desire assistance in selecting or customizing an ADR process.

Parties may stipulate to an ADR process using the form Stipulation to ADR Process if they have agreed on an ADR process and timing.

The applicable forms are set forth below:


CASES FILED BEFORE MAY 1, 2018 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING THE ADR FORMS FOR SELECTION OF AN ADR PROCESS (ADR LOCAL RULE 3-5) 

Under ADR Local Rule 3-5, by the date set forth in the Initial Case Management Scheduling Order, counsel (and any self-represented party) shall do all of the following:

  1. meet and confer to attempt to agree on an ADR process; and
  2. file the form entitled ADR CERTIFICATION BY PARTIES AND COUNSEL (note: this form need not be filed jointly by all parties--each party may file a separate certification); and
  3. jointly file one of the following: 
    • STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER SELECTING ADR PROCESS (if the parties have agreed to participate in Early Neutral Evaluation (“ENE”), mediation or private ADR) or 
    • NOTICE OF NEED FOR ADR PHONE CONFERENCE (if the parties either have not yet agreed to an ADR process or they plan to request an early settlement conference before a Magistrate Judge)
Effective Date
ADR Certification (.pdf, 41 KB) 01/09/2017
Notice of Need for ADR Phone Conference (.pdf, 36 KB) 01/09/2017
Stipulation and Proposed Order Selecting ADR Process (.pdf, 52 KB) 01/09/2017