Why Choose CAMS? 2018-01-02T15:39:15+00:00

Why CAMS?

CAMS offers alternative dispute resolution by highly experienced lawyers.  ADR services provide greater efficiency to the disputing parties in and out of the court arena. CAMS’ ADR services are professionally and financially competitive with other ADR providers.

All CAMS arbitration and mediation cases are self-administered by CAMS neutrals who manage the case directly and schedule sessions, conferences and hearings to streamline the ADR process and reduce costs for the parties.

Unlike almost all other ADR providers, CAMS does not charge filing fees.

The parties may choose to use CAMS’ user-friendly mediation or arbitration rules to conduct their case.  With the consent of the arbitrator and mediator, the parties may also select rules and procedures of other major ADR providers.  In the absence of an agreement on which rules will apply, the applicable CAMS rules and procedures will be deemed to be the default rules adopted by the parties.

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The CAMS Roster of Neutrals

CAMS’ rosters of neutrals are highly qualified and experienced arbitrators and mediators. Selection for membership on the CAMS roster is based upon stringent criteria.

To be accepted for participation on CAMS roster of neutrals, each applicant must meet the following minimum requirements:
  • For arbitrators, a minimum of 20 years’ experience as a senior level litigator and/or equivalent professional experience as an arbitrator with a nationally recognized ADR service. For attorney neutrals who have been rated, a peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell of AV (preeminent – 5.0 out of 5).

  • For mediators, a minimum of 20 years’ professional experience and at least five years of mediation training and practice.

  • An established reputation among colleagues and previous ADR users for fairness, integrity, objectivity and courteousness extended to all participants in the ADR process.

  • An established commitment to alternative dispute resolution as the preferred means of resolving complex disputes by speedy, cost-effective means.