The Court maintains three arbitration panels for cases subject to court annexed arbitration pursuant to ORS Chapter 36
: (1) personal injury, (2) domestic relations and (3) commercial/real property. The requirements for appointment to the panel are set forth in Marion County Circuit Court SLR 13.045
, and include:
- membership in the Oregon State Bar, or a retired or senior judge,
- prior bar membership of at least five years,
- participation in at least ten trials or arbitrations either as a lawyer or an arbitrator in the practice area the applicant wishes to arbitrate, and
- submission of three letters of recommendation.
Fill out and submit an application, along with letters of recommendation, to: Arbitration Coordinator, Marion County Circuit Court, P.O. Box 12869, Salem, OR 97309.