Arbitration 2018-06-06T15:05:07+00:00

Arbitration

Since July of 1992, the Court Annexed Arbitration program has been in place in the Eighth Judicial District Court to provide a simplified procedure for obtaining a prompt, economical and equitable resolution of certain civil cases.  Subject to certain exceptions, all civil cases commenced in District Court that have a probable jury award value not in excess of $50,000 per plaintiff are subject to the program.  This form of alternative dispute resolution allows litigants to obtain relief outside the formal court setting.

Every contested civil case filed in District Court is reviewed by the Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) Office.  The ADR Commissioner examines over 8,000 files each year to determine whether a case remains before the assigned Judge or is directed to arbitration or other forms of ADR.  Among other duties, the ADR Commissioner is charged with resolving any problems that arise from proceedings while in ADR, and is appointed by and responsible to the full complement of District Court Judges.

At the direction of the ADR Commissioner, the ADR Office processes, opens, and monitors over 4000 arbitration cases per year.  This includes randomly assigning arbitrators from the approved panel of over 300 qualified arbitrators and monitoring all arbitration proceedings to conclusion, whether by award, settlement or return to the District Court trial docket.  The Court Annexed Arbitration Program successfully resolves over 75% of the cases assigned to it.  Any matter in this program that is not resolved by arbitration automatically enters the Short Trial Program (“STP”), subject to a party’s timely right to file a request to remove the case from the STP and return it to the District Court trial docket.  Parties may agree to bypass the Court Annexed Arbitration Program altogether and utilize the Court Annexed Mediation Program or enter the Short Trial Program directly.

The Court Annexed Arbitration program is overseen by the ADR Office, which also administers the Nevada Court Annexed Mediation Program, Nevada Foreclosure Mediation Program and the Nevada Short Trial Program.  The ADR Office is always available to solve problems concerning the Court Annexed Arbitration Program.  Please call 702- 671-4493 if you have any questions.  Rules and Forms are available to download at no cost on this web site.

Arbitration Forms

Arbitration is the process used to allow a neutral third person, called an Arbitrator, to consider facts and arguments presented by parties in a case. This Arbitrator then renders a decision, which may be binding or nonbinding as provided by Nevada’s Rules of Arbitration.

Individual Forms

The following forms are intended to be used as samples only.  You can print them or save the Microsoft Word documents and use them as a template for your own individual documents.  To download form samples, click on the appropriate document title.

  • Please use care to download and print all pages.
  • Missing pages may render your document unacceptable to the courts.
  • To access our on-line forms click the appropriate title.

All documents are to be converted to PDF and electronically filed with the court clerk via File & Serve.

Documents shown Red are to be submitted to the ADR Office for the ADR Commissioner’s decision.

Form Title/Name of Document N.A.R. # Filing Code
1 AUTOMATIC EXEMPTION LIST – SAMPLE COMPLAINT CAPTION 3(A); 5(A) COMP
2 STIP AND ORDER FOR ADMISSION TO PROGRAM 3(B) ABADMIT
3 STIP FOR BINDING ARBITRATION 3(C) SBA
4 STIP AND ORDER FOR SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE 3(C) SAO
5 MOTION FOR SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE 3(C) MSCF
6 ORDER TO APPEAR FOR SETTLEMENT CONFERENCE 3(C) OASC
7 REQUEST FOR EXEMPTION 5(A) ABREA
8 OPPOSITION TO REQUEST FOR EXEMPTION 5(B) ABOPRE
9 NON-OPPOSITION TO REQUEST FOR EXEMPTION 5(B) ABNOPP
10 REPLY TO OPPOSITION TO REQUEST FOR EXEMPTION 5(B) ABREPL
11 SUPPLEMENT TO REQUEST FOR EXEMPTION 5(D) ABSUPREA
12 JOINT REQUEST FOR EXEMPTION 5(C) ABJRE
13 OBJECTION TO COMMISSIONER’S DECISION 5(D) ABOBDNR
14 STIPULATION FOR PRIVATE BINDING ARBITRATION 5(G) SARB
15 PRIVATE ARBITRATOR STIPULATION AND AFFIDAVIT 6(A) ABPAS
16 ARBITRATION SELECTION LIST 6(C) ABSELL
17 OBJECTION TO ARBITRATOR BY ADDITIONAL PARTY 6(E) ABOBA
18 APPEAL OF DECISION ON OBJECTION TO ARBITRATOR 6(E) ABAPO
19 CHALLENGE TO AUTHORITY OR ACTION OF ARBITRATOR 8(B) ABCH
20 OPPOSITION TO CHALLENGE TO ARBITRATOR 8(B) ABOPCH
21 REPLY TO OPPOSITION TO CHALLENGE 8(B) ABREPCH
22 PETITION FOR REVIEW OF COMMISSIONER’S RULING 8(B) ABPET
23 ORDER TO STAY PROCEEDINGS 8(B) ABSTAY
24 ARBITRATION PRE-HEARING STATEMENT 13(A) no code-lodge w/Arbitrator per Rule 9
25 STIP AND ORDER TO EXTEND TIME FOR ARBITRATION HEARING 12(B) ABSOHR
26 REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF TIME AND ORDER – LITIGANT 12(B) ABXTIM
27 APPLICATION FOR ATTORNEY’S FEES, COSTS AND OR INTEREST 17(B) ABAPP
28 RESPONSE TO APPLICATION FOR FEES, COSTS AND OR INTEREST 17(B) ABRSPN
29 OPPOSITION TO APPLICATION FOR FEES, COSTS AND OR INTEREST 17(B) ABOSPN
30 REQUEST FOR TRIAL DE NOVO 18(A)(B)(C)(D) RTDN
31 MOTION TO STRIKE REQUEST FOR TRIAL DE NOVO 18(C)(G); 22(A) MSTDN
32 OBJECTION TO ARBITRATOR’S BILL FOR FEES – COSTS 23(D); 24(D) ABOBILL
33 REPLY-RESPONSE TO OBJECTION TO ARBITRATOR’S BILL, FEES – COSTS 23(D); 24(D) ABRESPFC
34 REPLY-RESPONSE (GENERIC) ARPLY
35 NOTICE OF SETTLEMENT 12(E) ABNS
36 RECUSAL OF ARBITRATOR 6(F); 7(E) NR
37 NOTICE OF EARLY ARBITRATION CONFERENCE 11; 12(D) NEAC
38 ARBITRATION DISCOVERY ORDER 11 ADSCO
39 NOTICE TO APPEAR FOR ARBITRATION HEARING 12(A); 13(A) ABHRG
40 NOTICE OF CHANGE OF ARBITRATION HEARING DATE – TIME 12(E) ANCOH
41 REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF TIME AND ORDER – ARBITRATOR 12(B) ABXTA
42 CHANGE OF STATUS 12(E) ABCOS
43 ARBITRATION AWARD 16(A); 17(B) ARBA
44 ARBITRATOR’S DECISION 16(A); 17(B) ABDECN
45 APPLICATION – ORDER FOR EXTENSION OF TIME TO FILE AWARD 17(A) ABAPPA
46 ARBITRATOR’S DECISION ON REQUEST FOR FEES-COSTS-INTEREST 17(B) ABFCI
47 REQUEST TO FILE AMENDED ARBITRATION AWARD 17(C) ABRAA
48 ORDER ON REQUEST TO FILE AMENDED ARBITRATION AWARD 17(C) ABOAA
49 AMENDED ARBITRATION AWARD 17(C) AARBA
50 ARBITRATOR’S BILL FOR FEES AND COSTS 23(A)(B); 23(A)(B) ABFC
51 MOTION TO ENTER JUDGMENT FOR FEES AND COSTS 23(C); 23(C) MJARB
52 ORDER FOR JUDGMENT FOR ARBITRATOR’S FEES – COSTS 23(C); 24(C) OGJ
53 REQUEST FOR INCREASE OF ARBITRATOR’S FEES 24(A) ABRFEE
54 OPPOSITION TO REQUEST FOR INCREASE OF ARBITRATOR’S FEES 24(A) ABFEOP
55 ORDER ON REQUEST FOR INCREASE OF ARBITRATOR’S FEES 24(A) ABOFEE
56 STIPULATION AND ORDER OF ARBITRATOR (GENERIC) ASAO
57 JUDGMENT ON ARBITRATION AWARD 19(A) JDAA
58 DEMAND FOR REMOVAL FROM SHORT TRIAL PROGRAM 18(D)(E) DRST