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Attorney/Client Arbitration Board Needs Volunteer Arbitrators

February 1, 2014

Don't pass up on a unique opportunity to get alternative dispute resolution experience and training. The D.C. Bar's Attorney/Client Arbitration Board (ACAB) is putting out a call for lawyer and non-lawyer volunteer arbitrators for its fee arbitration service. 

The ACAB's fee arbitration service provides a relatively informal, efficient, and confidential forum for D.C. Bar members and their clients to resolve disputes about legal fees. The D.C. Bar is one of only 12 jurisdictions that have mandatory fee arbitration. 

Potential candidates are screened and appointed by the ACAB Committee. Appointed arbitrators must be able to attend a training session on June 5, from 12 to 4 p.m., at the D.C. Bar before serving on cases. For the application forms, visit the Fee Dispute Program

Qualified candidates can submit completed applications and résumés to the ACAB by mail at D.C. Bar ACAB, 1101 K Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20005-4210; by fax at 1-866-550-9330; or by e-mail to klewis@dcbar.org by February 21. 

For more information, contact Kathleen E. Lewis, manager, Attorney/Client Relations Program, at 202-737-4700, ext. 3238, or klewis@dcbar.org.