What is arbitration?
Arbitration is one method of dispute resolution that is available in the private sector and employed by some courts throughout the United States. In Lake County, arbitration is mandatory on all civil cases seeking money damages between $10,000 - $50,000. Small Claims cases where a jury demand has been filed are also subject to mandatory arbitration. Only lawsuits filed in the Lake County Circuit Court can be heard in the Lake County Arbitration Program.

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1. What is arbitration?
2. What happens at the arbitration hearing?
3. Is the Award of Arbitrators binding?
4. Who are the Arbitrators?
5. Where is the Arbitration Center?
6. Are there rules that govern the arbitration program?
7. What happens if someone is unavailable to attend the arbitration hearing?
8. What happens after the arbitration hearing?