Bar Rules

Rule 6-409. Order of Proceedings

State Bar Programs / Part VI - Arbitration of Fee Disputes / CHAPTER 4 RULES OF PROCEDURE / Rule 6-409. Order of Proceedings

The hearing shall be opened by the filing of the oath of the arbitrators. Next, the panel shall record the place, time, and date of the hearing, the names of the arbitrators, the parties, parties’ counsel, and any witnesses who will be presenting evidence during the hearing.

The normal order of proceedings shall be the same as at a trial, with the petitioner’s claim being presented first. However, the arbitrators shall have the discretion to vary the normal order of proceedings.

The petitioner shall have the burden of proof by a preponderance of the evidence.

GO TO Rule 6-408. Arbitrators' Oath
GO TO Rule 6-410. Arbitration in the Absence of a Party
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