LMAR 2.2 Assignment to Arbitrator a) Generally; Stipulations. When a case is set for arbitration, a list of five proposed arbitrators will be furnished to the parties. A master list of arbitrators will be made available on request. The parties are encouraged to stipulate to an arbitrator. In the absence of a stipulation, the arbitrator will be chosen from among the five proposed arbitrators in the manner defined by this rule. b) Response by Parties. Each party may, within 14 days after a list of proposed arbitrators is furnished to the parties, nominate one or two arbitrators and strike two arbitrators from the list. If both parties respond, an arbitrator nominated by both parties will be appointed. If no arbitrator has been nominated by both parties, a superior court judge or commissioner will randomly appoint an arbitrator from among those not stricken by either party. c) Response by Only One Party. If only one party responds within 14 days, a superior court judge or commissioner will appoint an arbitrator nominated by that party. d) No Response. If neither party responds within 14 days, a superior court judge or commissioner will appoint one of the five proposed arbitrators.
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