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FORMS FOR CASES ASSIGNED TO THE MULTI-OPTION PROGRAM
IMPORTANT NOTE: The ADR Local Rules were updated effective May 1, 2018; 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.
Forms For Selection of an ADR Process
(Cases Filed On Or After May 1, 2018)
- ADR Certification by Parties and Counsel (May 2018)
- Request for ADR Telephone Conference (May 2018)
- Stipulation & Proposed Order Selecting ADR Process (May 2018)
Instructions For Completing The Forms
Under ADR L.R. 3-5, by the date set forth in the Initial Case Management Scheduling Order, counsel and self-represented parties are required do all of the following:
- Meet and confer to discuss the available ADR processes, identify the process each believes will be most helpful to the parties’ settlement efforts, specify any formal or informal exchange of information needed before an ADR session, and attempt to agree on an ADR process and a deadline for the ADR session;
- Review with their clients the Court’s ADR Handbook and sign, serve, and file the ADR Certification verifying that they have done so;
- Verify on the ADR Certification that they have discussed selection of an ADR process and 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 submit a Request for ADR Telephone Conference if they desire the assistance of one of the Court’s ADR Attorneys in selecting or customizing an ADR process.
Parties may stipulate to an ADR process using the form Stipulation & Proposed Order Selecting ADR Process if they have agreed on an ADR process and timing.
SHOW FORMS & INSTRUCTIONS FOR CASES FILED BEFORE MAY 1, 2018
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:
- meet and confer to attempt to agree on an ADR process; and
- 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 jointly file one of the following:
- 1. STIPULATION AND [PROPOSED] ORDER SELECTING ADR PROCESS (if the parties have agreed to participate in Early Neutral Evaluation (“ENE”), mediation or private ADR) or
- 2. 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)
- 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:
- Forms (Use In Cases Filed Before May 1, 2018)
FEEDBACK SURVEYS FOR PARTICIPANTS & NEUTRALS
In an effort to monitor and improve the quality of our ADR programs, the court solicits feedback from participants by means of online surveys via the links below.
Unless respondents elect otherwise, participant responses are available only to the court’s ADR staff. Information that would permit identification of the case, the parties and/or the respondents is kept strictly confidential.