July 3, 2012

Now Arbitrating at a Forum Near You

Posted in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Mediation tagged , , , , , , , at 4:32 pm by Tom Jacobson

I am pleased to announce that I recently completed Minnesota’s Certified Civil Arbitration Training and am now included on the Minnesota Supreme Court’s Adjudicative/Evaluative Roster of Rule 114 Neutrals.  Cutting through the legalese, this means I am now available to serve as an arbitrator in civil disputes pending in Minnesota.

So, just what is arbitration? The Minnesota Judicial Branch describes arbitration as:

A forum in which each party and its counsel present its position before a neutral third party, who renders a specific award. If the parties stipulate in advance, the award is binding and is enforceable in the same manner as any  contractual obligation. If the parties do not stipulate that the award is binding, the award is not binding and a request for trial de novo (generally reconsideration by the district court) may be made.

As an arbitrator, I am now available to serve as the “neutral third party” to decide parties’ disputes.

I am also a trained mediator.  Mediation differs from arbitration in that it is, according to the Judicial Branch:

A forum in which a neutral third party facilitates communication between parties to promote settlement. A mediator may not impose his or her own judgment on the issues for that of the parties.

Mediation can be a highly effective way to resolve disputes while reducing (and in some cases, eliminating) the expense and duration of protracted lawsuits.

For more information about my arbitration or mediation services, please contact me at taj@alexandriamnlaw.com.

The comments posted in this blog are for general informational purposes only. They are not to be considered as legal advice, and they do not establish an attorney-client relationship. For legal advice regarding your specific situation, please consult your attorney.

Copyright 2012 Swenson Lervick Syverson Trosvig Jacobson Schultz, PA


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