RULE 8.6 COMPENSATION OF ARBITRATOR (a) Generally. Arbitrators shall be compensated at a rate to be set by the state. This compensation shall not exceed $500.00 without receiving prior approval from the Arbitration Administrative Committee. Requests to exceed the $500.00 limit shall be submitted in advance if possible to the arbitration director who will present the request to the committee. In situations where the arbitrator goes over the limit without gaining prior approval, a written explanation shall be attached to the arbitrator's request for compensation. Hearing time and reasonable preparation time by the arbitrator are compensable. Arbitrators may be reimbursed a sum not to exceed $25.00 for costs incurred. (b) Form. When the award is filed, the arbitrator shall submit to the Court Administrator a request for payment on a form prescribed by the court. The Court Administrator shall screen these requests, consult with the committee in unusual circumstances, and process the compensation requests for payment.
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