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[edit] General Information

  • Official name: National Arbitration Forum
  • Country: USA
  • City: Minneapolis
  • Type of organization: non-profit organization
  • Date of creation: 1986
  • Interests: Arbitration - Mediation
  • Fields of expertise: Automotive, Commercial Finance, Construction, Consumer, Court Services, Employment, General Commercial, Healthcare, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Real Estate Disputes.

[edit] Description

[edit] Equal Access to Justice

“The American legal system is designed to protect our freedoms and ensure equal access to justice. At its best, this system is the envy of the world. Yet there is always room to make it better”.

[edit] Founders

“In 1986, a small group of visionary legal experts—litigators, mediators, and former judges—came together to create the National Arbitration Forum (FORUM). They leveraged their knowledge of court processes, information technology, and the law to create a broad array of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) programs that offer the integrity of the court system with more choices and control”.

[edit] Expert Solutions

“Because judicial and legal expertise is critical, the FORUM assembles issue-specific panels comprised of the most experienced judges and lawyers, distinguished in their specialties and trained in the nuances and complexities of ADR”.

[edit] Leadership and Experience

“Over the past 20 years, we have established an impressive track record, administering large programs and handling thousands of cases with meticulous attention to detail. Today, the FORUM is an international leader in developing and delivering the most efficient and effective arbitration systems and services”.

[edit] Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Services Customization and Choice

“In most industries today, customers want customization and choices. From intellectual property to insurance to commercial, consumers and businesses alike are demanding flexible solutions for their unique needs. So too with ADR”.

[edit] Spectrum of Services

“The FORUM has forged its reputation by tailoring alternative dispute resolution programs to meet the specific objectives of the parties involved. From expedited mediation to arbitration to Special Master Panels, the FORUM crafts the right combination of services, rules, and Neutrals for the task at hand.

FORUM staff members are available to provide you with information and answer your questions about arbitration and mediation. We are available to talk and meet with businesses, individuals, corporations, consumers, and lawyers.

We provide this educational service to all who are interested in the benefits of arbitration and mediation and in using these methods instead of litigation to resolve disputes.

Our educational staff has information about processes and procedures including clause drafting, initiating and responding to claims, electronic and document filings, mediator and arbitrator selection processes, hearing procedures, award confirmation, and related topics. These knowledgeable professionals are also available to speak at educational programs and other events, as well as attend and exhibit at conferences.

Once a case is filed, we have other professional staff members that are available to answer administrative and other appropriate questions you have about specific cases. These case administrators and coordinators are unable to answer questions about, and cannot discuss issues that involve, procedural and substantive matters that a mediator or arbitrator must address or resolve.

Whether you are an individual involved for the first time in arbitration or mediation, a business professional involved with potential disputes, or a lawyer new to or experienced in these alternative dispute resolution methods, we are here to help".

Spectrum of ADR Services:

  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Early Neutral Evaluation
  • Settlement Conferences
  • Complex Panels
  • Special Masters
  • Online Resolution
  • Expedited Arbitration
  • Expedited Mediation

[edit] Focus Areas

[edit] Expanding Alternative Dispute Resolution Opportunities

“At the National Arbitration Forum (FORUM), we’re constantly advancing new applications of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Diverse industries and organizations are discovering the benefits of ADR and re-inventing their dispute resolution programs as a result. These pioneers now enjoy the rewards of a faster, simpler, less expensive methods of dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration”.

[edit] Leading with Expertise and Innovation

“From insurance to general commercial and intellectual property to healthcare, the FORUM continues to develop specialized programs to better serve both public and private organizations. The FORUM has crafted programs to serve both insurance industry professionals and state government (our New Jersey No-Fault and ALTA programs). Similarly, we’ve coordinated the technology and manpower to administer over 1,700 ICANN domain name dispute cases annually in the field of intellectual property. And early reports from our pilot program in healthcare are overwhelmingly positive”.

[edit] Primary Focus Areas

“We invite you to learn more about our primary focus areas below:

  • Automotive
  • Commercial Finance
  • Construction
  • Consumer
  • Court Services
  • Employment
  • General Commercial
  • Healthcare
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Estate

[edit] Contact

P.O. Box 50191. Minneapolis, MN 55405-0191- USA

Tel: 952-516-6400 - or toll-free 800-474-2371

Email: or

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