Stipulating to the appointment of a respected JAMS neutral as a temporary judge or referee offers distinct advantages to parties in disputes of all types, including, but not limited to: business/commercial, class action/mass tort, construction, employment, entertainment, energy, family law, health care, insurance, personal injury and real property matters.
Timely hearings available in person or via videoconference or telephone. Our neutrals offer early, reliable hearing dates and are readily accessible to quickly review briefs and hear motions.
Process flexibility. Parties select the decision-maker and determine the capacity in which he or she will serve, from deciding discrete issues to managing discovery, holding a full bench trial and handling post-settlement allocation. Parties may also choose whether the process is binding or recommended.
Full procedural rights. Temporary judges and referees operate under established rules of evidence and the right of appeal is preserved.
Comprehensive services, full-time neutrals. Our retired judges and attorney-neutrals have decades of trial and ADR experience in virtually every practice area—and they’re supported by unmatched case management and a network of convenient, spacious hearing facilities.