Arbitration is an agreement between two or more parties to try to resolve a dispute outside of the court system. The parties agree upon a third party as an arbitrator who will act as a judge and jury. After giving the parties the opportunity to present their side of the story and to present any relevant documents or other evidence, the arbitrator will decide who wins or what compromises are to be administered.

The rules of arbitration are left to the agreement of the parties. To facilitate the process, though, the parties can agree to use the rules of an established organization like the American Arbitration Association.

There can be binding and non-binding arbitration. A "binding" arbitration generally means that the winning party can take an arbitration award to a court of law and enforce it if the losing party does not comply with the terms of the decision.

"Non-binding" arbitration refers to a situation where the parties agree to use arbitration as a forum to try to resolve their differences, but neither party is bound to comply with any decision by the arbitrator.

Upstate Law Group, LLC has experience in the different areas of ADR.  Candy M. Kern, Esq., has been a certified mediator and arbitrator for over two decades, has tried cases in front of arbitral forums and .  she holds an advanced certification in employment mediation.

Upstate Law Group stands ready to meet with all concerned parties to assure them of our objectivity, professionalism and competence.

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