Fee Arbitration Program
The Fee Arbitration Program is a free, voluntary program for resolving fee disputes over $500.00 between bar members and their clients, or under certain circumstances between bar members. Both client and attorney must agree to the arbitration for it to proceed. The files are processed in-house during the initial stages and then assigned to Fee Arbitration Program volunteer arbitrators to oversee, review, and appoint fee arbitrators to hear cases - they often serve as the arbitrators themselves. Arbitrators hold fee arbitration hearings and issue awards in Fee Arbitration matters assigned to them. The Program consists of 60 or more volunteers, each of whom works independently on the matter(s) to which he/she is assigned. The decisions of the arbitrator(s) are final and binding, and are subject to only limited appeal through the superior court system under the Arizona Revised Statutes.
Time Committment: The Volunteer Group meets approximately once each year for a 2-hour training. Throughout the year the volunteers are assigned as arbitrators for fee dispute matters.
For more information contact:
4201 N. 24th Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, AZ 85016-6266