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Rule 14-1107. Award; form; service of award; judicial confirmationof award.

(a) Time frame. Whenever practical thepanel or sole arbitrator shall hold a hearing within 60 days after receipt ofthe agreement to arbitrate, signed by both parties, and the signed petition andanswer, and shall render its award within 20 days after the close of thehearing or the close of the final hearing if more than one hearing has been held. The award of the panel shallbe made by the majority of the panel or by the sole arbitrator.

(b) Delivery to Bar office. The awardshall be in writing, and shall be signed by the members of the panel concurringor by the sole arbitrator. The award shall include a determination of allquestions submitted to the panel or sole arbitrator whichare necessary to resolve the dispute. The original of the award shall be forwardedby the panel chair or sole arbitrator to the Bar office.

(c) Form. While the award is not required to bein any particular form, it should, in general, consist of a preliminarystatement reciting the jurisdictional facts, such as that a hearing was heldupon notice pursuant to a written agreement to arbitrate, the parties weregiven an opportunity to testify and cross-examine, and shall include a briefstatement of the dispute, findings and the award.

(d) Service on parties. The panel or sole arbitrator shall rendera written decision which shall be forwarded by the panel chairmanor sole arbitrator to the Bar office, which shall then forward the decision tothe petitioner and the respondent.

(e) Client award ? judicial confirmation. If the award favors theclient, and the attorney fails to comply with the award within 20 days afterthe date on which a copy of the award is mailed to theattorney, the client may seek a confirmation of the award in accordance withthe Utah Uniform Arbitration Act but without further assistance by the Bar.

(f) Attorney award ? judicial confirmation. Ifthe award favors the attorney, and the client fails to comply with the awardwithin 20 days after the date upon which a copy of the award is mailed to theclient by the Bar office, the attorney may exercise his or her rights under theUtah Uniform Arbitration Act, which provides for the judicial confirmation ofarbitration awards but without further assistance by the Bar.

(g) Modification of award by arbitrators.

(g)(1) Upon motion of any party to the arbitrators or upon orderof the court pursuant to a motion, the arbitrators may modify the award if:

(g)(1)(A) there was an evidentmiscalculation of figures or description of a person or property referred to inthe award;

(g)(1)(B) the award is imperfect as toform; or

(g)(1)(C) necessary to clarify any partof the award.

(g)(2) A motion to the arbitrators for modification of an award shall be made within 20 days after service of the award uponthe moving party. Written notice that a motion has been made shall be promptlyserved personally or by certified mail upon all other parties to theproceeding. The notice of motion for modification shall contain a statementthat objections to the motion be served upon themoving party within ten days after receipt of the notice.