LMAR 3.1 Qualifications (a) Arbitration Panel. There shall be a panel of arbitrators in such numbers as the Superior Court Judge may determine. A person desiring to serve as an arbitrator shall complete an information sheet on the form prescribed by the court. A list showing the names of the arbitrators available to hear cases and information sheets will be available for public inspection in the Superior Court Administration Office. The oath of office on the form prescribed by the court must be completed and filed prior to an applicant being placed on the panel. (b) Refusal - Disqualification. The appointment of an arbitrator is subject to the right of that person to refuse to serve. An arbitrator must notify the Arbitration Supervisor immediately if refusing to serve, or if any cause exists for the arbitrator's disqualification from the case on any of the grounds of interest, relationship, bias, or prejudice set forth in the Code of Judicial Conduct governing disqualification of judges. If disqualified, the arbitrator must immediately return all materials in a case to the Arbitration Supervisor. [Amended September 1, 2012.]
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