Applications for approval as an arbitrator and appointment to the District Court arbitration panel

Fri Sep 17 2010

Following the recent series of Arbitration Workshops conducted by the ADR Committee, applications are now open for members seeking approval as arbitrators and for appointment to the District Court Arbitration Panel for 2011-12.

Applicants are required to have practised as a legal practitioner for seven years and have attended some or all of the recent Arbitration Workshops. Members are required to have watched the DVDs or read the papers from those workshops which they did not attend. The ADR Committee may consider applications from members who did not attend the workshops if they are able to demonstrate extensive arbitration experience and expertise, however they may still be required to obtain and watch at least the DVD and read the papers of the first workshop on 14 July 2010 which deals with the Commercial Arbitration Act 2010 (NSW) and amendments to Commonwealth legislation.

Applicants are required to complete the following:

  1. Application form
  2. Write a 1000-1500 word award based on the set scenario and attach it to the application form (Applicants who are able to demonstrate experience in writing awards as arbitrators accredited by an arbitral organisation or judgments as a judge or tribunal member do not have to fulfil this requirement.)

� Please note that closing date for applications and submission of the written award is Thursday, 7 October. For further information, please contact Jo Wilton at the Bar Association on ph: (02) 9229 1721 on Thursdays and Fridays or by e-mail

17 September 2010

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