Rule 9019-1

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION – Amended [August 1, 2013]

     Alternative dispute resolution shall be conducted in the manner required by the Procedures Governing Mediation of Matters and the Use of Early Neutral Evaluation and Mediation/Voluntary Arbitration in Bankruptcy Cases and Adversary Proceedings, which shall be available on the Court’s web site (http://www.nysb.uscourts.gov/content/mediation-procedures).

Comment

     Procedures governing mediation programs in bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings were promulgated by General Order M-390. This rule was amended in 2013 to specify the title of the procedures promulgated by General Order M-390 amended by General Order M-452 and to state in the rule the link to the Court’s website where practitioners may access the governing procedures. The Procedures Governing Mediation of Matters and the Use of Early Neutral Evaluation and Mediation/Voluntary Arbitration in Bankruptcy Cases and Adversary Proceedings, which also may be obtained from the Clerk, may be amended by the Court after giving notice and opportunity for comment as is appropriate.