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I recently had a compulsory Arbitration Hearing for a civil case in Maricopa County Superior Court.  By Rules of Court, the Arbitrator was required to submit Notice of Decision 10 days after the hearing, which she did not do.  I then contacted the Arbitration Department and was told that they give an additional 5 day grace period for mailing.  When that period expired, they recommended that I contact the Arbitrator and ask if she had a timetable in mind for filing. She never responded back to me.  

So what do I need to file now with the Court in order to get the Arbitrator to file her paperwork? What is/are the next step(s)?


You can file a Motion Compelling an Arbitration Decision with the Judge on your case; however, that will likely upset the arbitrator who will most likely give an unfavorable ruling.  You can also file a Motion to Remove the Arbitrator with the judge on your case.  The judge who is assigned to your case can and most likely will take action.

Very truly yours,

Paul D. Friedman, M.A., Ph.D., J.D.


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Paul D. Friedman, M.A., Ph.D., J.D.


I am a licensed attorney and Judge Pro Tempore who has conducted and been involved in hundreds of mediations and thousands of arbitrations. I can answer questions regarding settlement conferences, mediations or arbitrations. I do not give legal advice over the internet and it would be helpful to list your location such as country or state.

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I am a licensed attorney, Judge Pro Tempore and adjunct professor.

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I have been a licensed attorney since 1989 and a Judge Pro Tempore since 2005. Additionally, I have a masters degree in bioethics and a doctorate of philosophy regarding comparative ethics

State Bar of Arizona
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American Association for Justice
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Bachelor of Arts 1985
Juris Doctorate 1989
Master of Arts in Bioethics 2004
Doctorate of Philosphy 2006

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Phi Beta Kappa
Multiple Who's Who

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