Understanding Arbitration

Arbitration is a legally binding way to settle disputes outside of the courtroom. When you hire a lawyer to provide arbitration services in San Jose, CA, he or she will represent you in the arbitration proceedings as your dispute is considered.

Watch this video to learn more about how arbitration services work. Arbitration is more formal than mediation, but it is not the same as going through a trial. Each party is sworn in before providing testimony about their cases, and each party may represent themselves or be represented by an attorney. If the parties have agreed to binding arbitration services, they must agree to stand by the decision of the arbitrator. For non-binding arbitration, the decision is binding unless one of the parties disputes it. If a non-binding arbitration decision is disputed, the case then moves to court.