Information for Arbitrators
The EDNY Court Annexed Arbitration Program designates compulsory arbitration for civil cases where money damages being sought do not exceed $150,000.00 exclusive of interest and costs (excluding Social Security cases, tax matters, prisoners' Civil Rights cases and any action based on an alleged violation of a right secured by the Constitution of the United States or if jurisdiction is based in whole or in part on Title 28 U.S.C. S 1343). Litigants that participate in court annexed arbitration are entitled to request a trial de novo within 30 days after the arbitration award is entered on the docket.
Arbitrators on the EDNY Arbitration Panel must be a member, for at least five years, of the bar of the highest court of a state or the District of Columbia, must be admitted to practice before the EDNY, and must be certified by a judge of the court to be competent to perform the duties of an arbitrator.
Arbitrators are compensated $250.00 for their services in each case. If a party requests three arbitrators then each arbitrator shall be compensated $100.00 for services. The fees shall be paid by the courts, and parties are not responsible for the arbitration fees.
Additional information about the EDNY Court Annexed Arbitration Program may be found in Local Civil Rule 83.7