Alternative Dispute Resolution Training
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CDRS to Provide Arbitration Training at NJBA
Registration Deadline July 2, 2018
As you may know, all new residences in NJ are required to provide a warranty. That new home warranty is provided through the NJ New Home Warranty Program through the state of NJ or by one of five NJ approved private Home Warranty Companies (HWC). Should a dispute develop between a homeowner and a builder or an HWC, NJ State law requires the dispute to be settled through the binding arbitration process and not through litigation. The NJ Office of Dispute Settlement (ODS) recently announced that they will no longer be providing arbitrators to handle those disputes. As a result, home warranty companies are looking to other National Arbitration Providers to supply arbitration services.
Construction Dispute Resolution Services, LLC (CDRS), the largest exclusive provider of construction dispute services in the USA, is looking to add new arbitrators to its “National Panel of Construction ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution) Specialists”. CDRS currently makes its arbitration services available to the five NJ approved Home Warranty Companies in all other states where the HWC offers its warranty program.
Serving as an arbitrator is a part-time position which will allow you to earn extra income while you continue to practice your current business. If you have any one of the following qualifications and would like to become a CDRS arbitrator, please contact Peter Merrill at CDRS 505-473-7733: 1. the arbitrator has proof of satisfactorily passing the course of study for building inspector (RCS); 2. The arbitrator is a licensed sub-code official in the state of New Jersey; 3. The arbitrator is a licensed professional engineer or a registered or licensed architect.
CDRS will be conducting a two-day Arbitration Training Course at NJBA on August 2 & August 3, 2018, primarily to train new CDRS arbitrators. Many contractors also specify arbitration in their construction contracts to settle all disputes not related to warranty issues. This course will also be open to anyone who would like to learn more about the arbitration process and is recommended to all builders who utilize the warranty program of a NJ approved HWC or who specify arbitration to settle all construction disputes. Be advised that space is limited. Please click here to view the “CDRS Arbitration Training Course Flyer” for more information and for registration information. Note that Peter Merrill, CDRS President and CEO, is an NAHB Life Member.
Registration Deadline July 2, 2018.