Administrative Review Council 
Arbitrator Challenges on Non-Administered Arbitrations

 

Parties to non-administered arbitrations now have the option of agreeing to submit objections or challenges to arbitrators continued service to the AAA’s Administrative Review Council for determination. Keeping time and costs down can be particularly challenging when an arbitrator’s continued service is challenged in a non-administered case, and often the only recourse is to go to court to resolve the issue. As a cost-effective and expeditious option, parties may instead submit such disputes to the AAA’s Administrative Review Council for resolution.

The AAA’s Administrative Review Council (“Council”) was originally created in early 2013 to resolve certain administrative issues that sometimes arise in the AAA’s large, complex cases. Among other things, the Council was formed to ensure that such issues would be decided by high level executives through a transparent process. By offering this service on non-administered cases in connection with arbitrator challenges, parties in such matters can now mutually agree to take advantage of the Council’s experience and expertise.

The Council is comprised of a rotating group of current and former high-level AAA executives who bring an extensive amount of ADR and case administration experience to the decision making process.

 For detailed information about the Council and how it is used to resolve arbitrator challenges, review the Arbitrator Challenge Review Procedures for Non-Administered Arbitrations.

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