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PARALEGAL DIRECTORY FAQ

FAQ: Frequently Asked Questions section is divided into two sections: Public Viewer Information and User Registration Information.

HOW TO USE SEARCH - LOCATE ARBITRATOR

Finding the best arbitrator is always a difficult challenge. The Arbitration Directory makes the arbitrator selection process easy. Arbitrator profiles contain the knowledge, skill and expertise of each experienced mediator. Arbitrators will provide professional consultation to help resolve your dispute issues.

Step 1: Select a Category

We have an extensive list of legal practice category. Select the legal practice category that most closely applies to your specific situation.

Step 2: Select a State or Country

We have all fifty U.S. States. For International mediation, please consult the "International Search" menu tab in the top navigation menu. Select the State or Country where your legal issue or problem is located.

Step 3: Select a City within the State or Country

Within each U.S. State and International Country, we have listed the City areas. Most City areas are aligned with judicial court districts. Select the City where your dispute issue or problem is located

After you have selected the CATEGORY, STATE and CITY, Click the SUBMIT button. Review Arbitrators. The search results will display a list of Arbitrators. Review their Company Profile. A local arbitrator is typically your best source of information. We suggest that you make contact with several arbitrators to find a neutral arbitrator that you are comfortable with. Expertise and fees will vary. We recommend an in-person consultation before deciding to retain a arbitrator.

What is Arbitration?

Arbitration is an Alternative Dispute Resolution process whereby a person chosen as the arbitrator resolves the disagreement between parties. Arbitration is similar to a court trial, with several exceptions:

(1) The arbitrator (or panel of arbitrators) make(s) the decision called an "arbitration award:

(2) The arbitration does not take place in a courtroom.

(3) The arbitration award is binding. With rare exceptions, there is no right to appeal.

(4) Arbitration is not a matter of public record. The proceedings are private and confidential. Generally there is not a court reporter or written transcripts

(5) Discovery or the process by which lawyers generally prepare their cases is extremely limited and subject to agreed upon guidelines.

(6) The rules of evidence are relaxed so that the parties have a broader scope, more expanded opportunity to tell their stories;

(7) With very few exceptions, it is much less expensive than legal litigation.

(8) An arbitration time frame is substantially less than that of litigation and going to trial.

(9) No jury. The Arbitrator(s) maintain neutrality and conflicts of interests.

(10) Generally, all paperwork and evidence presented are destroyed after the Arbitration.

(11) The Arbitration and Arbitration Award does not have to adhere to Judicial Case precedent nor formality of traditional court proceedings.

HOW TO CHOOSE ARBITRATOR
Qualities of a Good Arbitrator

Arbitrators come from many different backgrounds and have varied life experiences. A good Arbitrator has the right mix of acquired skills, training, education, experience and natural abilities to resolve the specific dispute. An experienced arbitrator will probably have many of the following qualities:

• Overall "people" skills.

• Good verbal and listening skills.

• Thinks "outside the box."

• Helps people work together as a team.

• Impartial and neutral.

• Respect and politeness.

• The ability to gain confidence.

• Knowledge of the arbitration process.

• Balanced approach to control of the process.

• Initiative.

• Trustworthy.

• Keeps information confidential.

• Ability to remain calm under pressure.

The most important skills and abilities include impartiality, the abilities to communicate, and ability to define and clarify legal rights issues. It is advisable to interview several Arbitrators before selecting the best arbitrator for your conflict situation.

WHAT IS THE ARBITRATION PROCESS?

What Is The Difference Between Mediation And Arbitration?

Mediation is a voluntary alternative dispute resolution process. All parties must consent to participate in good faith and work toward a mutually agreeable resolution. Mediating parties are not bound to resolve their dispute. However once a resolution is reached, it can be made binding if the parties decide to draft a contract called a settlement agreement. Mediators are not "decided" in favor of one party or another; rather, the mediator simply facilitates the negotiation process. The parties decide their own outcome.

Arbitration is a non-voluntary alternative dispute resolution process. Unlike mediation, a knowledgeable, independent, and impartial third party is empowered to make a decision. The arbitrator hears the disagreement between one or more parties and after considering all relevant information renders a final decision in favor of one of the parties. Arbitration decisions may be either binding or non-binding, depending on the terms of the arbitration agreement. Binding arbitration decisions may be confirmed by a court and carry the same significance as a court judgment.

What are the Advantages of Arbitration versus Court Trial?

The advantages of arbitration include:

- Timely resolution and closure to complex issues

- Lower costs than litigation

- Privacy and confidentiality of issues and parties

- Quick process avoiding court back-logs

- Parties maintain more control over the proceedings than litigation

- Opportunities for Parties to express their interests without objections

- Limited case precedent and legal procedures

- Ability to select arbitrator(s)

TYPES OF CONFLICT RESOLUTION

Disputes start out as simple annoyances or complaints before turning into conflicts. Most companies and individuals overlook the early warnings or try to "band-aid" the problem. How to address a dispute is a skill. Generally, we avoid dealing with a problem until it becomes a real crisis in our life. The end result is usually the same, either you address it now and pay... or pay for it later. Waiting for problems to fester not only affects us financially, but also these problems infect our health and positive state of mind.  Addressing problems, disagreements, annoyances or complaints immediately reduces our 'worry-time' freeing us up for more productive uses of our time and money.

Below are several approaches to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Unlike legal litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution is are private and confidential. Settlements are legally enforceable in the United States and in most countries.

FACILITATION NEGOTIATION
Many disputes can be solved by having a neutral third party intervene as a facilitator and negotiator on our behalf. Facilitated negotiation is at the core of most Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) processes. It encourages an exchange of information and resolution options between parties. The interests and positions are defined and validated to craft a mutually agreeable compromise and settlement.
MEDIATION CONCILIATION

The Mediation process involves a series of joint sessions and private caucuses. Mediation is a very flexible process that can be effectively used at any time during the course of the dispute. Because the mediation process is non-adversarial, there are numerous benefits over litigation in addition to saving time and money. The goal of mediation is to amicably resolve a dispute through voluntary efforts of the parties. The role of the mediator is to utilize patience, persuasion, and people skills to facilitate the conversation in order to explore options and reach settlement. Mediation is a voluntary process. When options are not easily forthcoming, the mediator(s) utilizes their experience and expertise to suggest possible outcomes. This process is referred to as Conciliation. Both Mediation and Conciliation allows the parties to maintain relationships and offers the greatest opportunity for creative problem solving.

ARBITRATION

is the FINAL STEP BEFORE LEGAL LITIGATION. It is an adversarial process where a neutral Arbitrator renders a decision, called an award, after there has been a presentation of evidence. Like a court trial, arbitration may include representation by legal counsel, pre-hearing discovery, written briefs, examination of witnesses and oral argument. The Arbitrator's decision is final.

LEGAL LITIGATION

Sometimes when negotiations and mediation do not provide desired outcomes. Litigation is the best action. Legal litigation is costly and time-consuming. It should be used only as the last resort. Read more information in our Alternative Dispute Resolution section:www.ADRFAQ.com

USER REGISTRATION INFORMATION
WHY YOU SHOULD REGISTER IN THE ARBITRATION DIRECTORY?

The Arbitration Directory Provides the Most Value and Online Visibility than any other Arbitration Directory. Our goal is to drive new customers to your business. With many Category areas, we make it easy for potential customers to find your specific Arbitration services quickly. Our specialized SEO - Search Engine Optimization gets your Profile indexed with Google, Bing and other major search engines. In addition, we have a network of over 300 themed legal websites strategically designed to route internet users to the Arbitration Directory. Plus, Gold and Silver Plan members may use our Legal Article Directory, and Legal Press Release Directory to continuously drive new customers to your Arbitration services.

ARBITRATION DIRECTORY FEATURES

With a Arbitration Directory listing, your business will reach a local and global audience, gain new customers, improve relationships with existing customers and increase your visibility and opportunities on the World Wide Web.

Gold and Silver Plan Members Receive These Premium Services:

• Company Name, City, State, Country

• Contact Person

• Profile Hyperlink to your Website

• Telephone Numbers For Office and Mobile

• Email Contact Us Form with your email Address Hidden to reduce Spam

• Separate Username Email and Company Email for greater ability to route inquires and security for Account Sign In.

• Social Media Fields for Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Pinterest, Instagram, Linkedln, MySpace

• List Your Expertise In One To Many Category Practice Areas

• Unlimited Number Of City Areas under Selected U.S. State

• Large Profile Description Area for Company's Services, Products, And Expertise.

• Individual Description Area for each Selected Category.

• Add your AssociationsEducation Information in Your Profile Description

• Upload Logo and Banner Iamges for your Profile Page

• Dynamic Account Sign In Page to Control and Edit your Profile at any time 24/7.

• SEO - Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of your Profile Page ranked with Google, Bing and major search engines

• Unlimited Free Article Press Release Postings in our Legal Article Press Release Directories with Hyperlink To Your Website and Profile Page

• List Your Events Seminars in our Dispute Resolution Legal Book Store with hyperlink to your Website and Profile Page

• Banner Advertising - Special Advertising Rates In Over 300 Dispute Resolution Websites including this Directory.

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HOW TO REGISTER SIGNUP?

Register for USA Arbitrator Directory,Click Here

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HOW TO SIGN IN TO YOUR ACCOUNT?

After you register, you will receive a confirmation email. Go to the SignIn page to access your profile information. You can update your profile information at any time using your SignIn ID.Click Here for SignIn page.

HOW TO USE ACCOUNT DASHBOARD?

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