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Rule 15-1105. Selectionof the arbitration panel; additional claims.

(a)Designation of panel composition. When the Committee has on file the agreementto arbitrate duly signed by all parties, and the petition and the answer, thechair or his designee shall designate from the Committee three persons to serveas a panel for the arbitration. Each panel shall consist of one lawyer licensedto practice law in Utah, one state or federal judge, and one non-lawyer. Thechair or his designee, by written notice served personally or by mail to allparties to the arbitration, shall inform the parties of the names of thedesignated panel members. The chair shall designate the lawyer or the judge ineach panel as the chair of the panel. The chair or his designee may request thepanel chair to designate the non-lawyer member of the panel.

(b) Lessthan $3,000 in controversy. Notwithstanding the provisions contained inparagraph (a), the chair or his designee shall designate from the Committee anarbitration panel consisting of one lawyer in those arbitration proceedings inwhich the amount in controversy is less than $3,000.

(c)Assigning file. When the composition of the panel has been determined, thechair shall assign the file to the member(s) of the arbitration panel.

(d) Newclaims. If new claims not set forth in the petition are raised by arespondent?s answer or by other documents in the arbitration, the consent ofthe petitioner to the panel?s consideration of such new claims shall not berequired.

(e) Conflict of interest. As soon as practical, an arbitratorshall notify the Committee of any conflict of interest with a party to thearbitration as defined by the Utah Rules of Professional Conduct. Uponnotification of the conflict, the Committee shall appoint a replacement fromthe list of approved arbitrators.

Effective November 1, 2018