ASP balances efficiency and fairness through procedural rules that are all-encompassing and self-executing. ASP's procedural arbitration rules provide for:
- Mailing or faxing to file and serve claims and other papers.
- A veto/preference method to select the arbitrator(s) from a list (proposed by ASP) of arbitrators who have legal expertise in the subject area of the dispute.
- A disclosures process to preclude arbitrator conflicts of interest.
- Full discovery between parties (equivalent to ORCP).
- Hearing date determination through a calendar availability procedure.
- 14-day pre-hearing statement of proof (to preclude "trial by ambush").
- Presumed admissibility of certain documents and affidavits.
- Testimony by telephone (under certain conditions).
- Modification of rules by stipulation.
- Consolidation of hearings (for related disputes).
- Provisional process is preserved (to allow interim injunctive relief and other provisional remedies from a court pending final resolution by arbitration).
ASP's rules are self-executing, which means that ASP's procedures permit an arbitration to be initiated, conducted, and concluded without the necessity of applying to a court and in spite of the stubbornness, non-cooperation, or non-participation of the other party.
To review the full set of ASP's arbitration rules, click to Procedural Rules.