What is arbitration?
Arbitration is a procedure much like a trial, but less formal. Instead of a decision being made by a judge or jury, an arbitrator hears the evidence and makes a decision.
Like a judge, an arbitrator makes rulings on motions, decides the order in which witnesses appear and the testimony they give, and may impose penalties on a party who disobeys the arbitrator’s orders. Like a jury, an arbitrator hears the evidence, determines which side wins and which side loses, and decides what the result will be.
What kind of cases go into arbitration?
There are two kinds of cases that go into arbitration: civil lawsuits and domestic relations or family law cases.