BECOME A PACIFIC ADR NEUTRAL

Are you be interested in joining our Panel of Distinguished Mediator / Arbitrators?

We welcome new applicants!

 

Qualifications for Joining the Pacific ADR Neutral Panels

 

The type of training, education and experience required to join the Pacific ADR Panel of Neutrals is not determined by statutory certification guidelines, but rather by Pacific ADR as the supervising ADR administrative organization. Prospective Pacific ADR mediators and arbitrators are identified by our team, other legal professionals, or local professionals, who may have encountered the prospective neutral as an advocate. Applicants have at least 10 years of law practice experience with at least one area of special emphasis. We encourage all who meet the criteria to apply. 

Mediation Panel

The threshold requirements for joining the Pacific ADR mediation panel include:

  • Adherence to the highest standards of ethical conduct as evidenced by the applicant’s legal career and other aspects of personal and professional life

  • Two personal and two professional recommendations

  • Current CV

  • License to Practice Law in Washington State

  • Completion of a Basic Professional Mediation Training and Certificate of Completion

  • acceptance of the Pacific ADR mindset and code of conduct

Arbitration Panel

In addition to having personal and professional recommendations, threshold requirements for joining the Pacific ADR arbitration panel include:

  • adherence to the highest standards of ethical conduct as evidenced by the applicant’s legal career and other aspects of personal and professional life;

  • Previous arbitration experience

  • Knowledge in the areas of  hearing management, decision drafting and arbitration file documentation

  • Commitment to stay current with principles, statutes and case law relevant to the arbitrator’s field of practice.