Our Simplified Process

New Era ADR Expedited Virtual Arbitration Rules & Procedures

A quick visual explanation of our entire process from A to Z that shows you just how simple New Era ADR makes litigation.

Litigation is often frustrating and confusing, with no end in sight. We removed the mystery and added a finish line.

If you ever end up in litigation, you’ll find yourself caught in a confusing process that often drags on for years. It doesn’t have to be that way. Most organizations and people simply want to tell their story, show their best evidence, and most importantly, know when the process will be over so they can go back to their business and lives.

That’s exactly how we designed the litigation process on New Era, and it’s the basis of everything we do. Stop spending years on litigation, get it done in 60-100 days. Scroll through the steps of our Expedited Virtual Arbitration Proceedings on the right, see just how simple it can be and how much less daunting litigation can be when you get to the point, focus on the facts, and not bicker over complex rules, processes, and procedures.  You can find the still-easy-to-understand details of each of these steps in our Rules and Procedures.

Sign-Up and Complaint

Claimant signs up on the platform using New Era’s simple and secure sign-up process and submits their Complaint.

Claimant Fees

Claimant pays half the fee unless there is a business vs. an individual in which case the fee is split 95/5. Fee is ordinarily $5000, half of total of $10,000. In 95/5 split, fee is $9500 to $500. Fees will be reduced if there is a subscription agreement in place.

Sign-Up and Answer

Respondent (a) receives email service of Complaint, (b) signs up on the platform; and (c) responds to the claims and asserts any counterclaims. Respondent has 21 days to respond or a default judgment may issue.

Respondent Fees

Respondent pays half the fee unless there is a business vs. an individual in which case the fee is split 95/5. Fee is ordinarily $5000, half of total of $10,000. In 95/5 split, fee is $9500 to $500. Fees will be reduced if there is a subscription agreement in place.

Arbitrator Appointed

New Era appoints a neutral from a panel or pursuant to the agreement between the parties.

Parties Upload Their Documents

Both parties upload the relevant documents supporting their cases.

Documents are Exchanged

Once all documents are submitted, they are digitally exchanged between the parties.

Hearing is Set and Held or Denied

The neutral sets a hearing and holds the hearing or decides to rule solely on the documents and arguments submitted.

Final Arguments Are Submitted

Both parties submit their final arguments in favor of their positions.

Decision Rendered

The neutral renders a decision which may be reasoned or non-reasoned depending on the type of case.
Megan McCann
CEO, McCann Partners

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