Resignation, Suspension, and Removal
from CADRe Panels
- Any panel neutral may resign at any time upon ten (10) days advance
written notice, and completion of all reports.
- It is the policy of the CADRe Program to first seek informal or
mediated resolutions to complaints and/or concerns.
- Any panel neutral may be summarily suspended by written notice
by the ADR Programs Committee for failure to comply with the rules
of this program, including the reporting requirements
and standards of practice. Suspension will end when either the breach
has been remedied or the panelist has been permanently removed according
to these rules.
- Any panel neutral may be removed from any or all panels or suspended
- Failure to maintain continuous eligibility and qualifications
according to the CADRe standards;
- Failure to handle CADRe-referred cases with professional competence
- Charging unconscionable fees or other charges;
- Failure to completely disclose all fees and charges at the outset
of the case;
- Falsification of any material statement made to qualify for
any panel or made in any required report;
- Violation of any rule of professional conduct applicable to
the provider as determined by the ADR Programs Committee and/or
the applicable professional organization;
- Commission of a crime involving moral turpitude;
- Repeated failure to comply with these rules or to work cooperatively
with court staff;
- Loss or suspension of a professional license;
- Violation of ethical standards of practice for CADRe panelists
as adopted by the ADR Programs Committee.
- Before a panel neutral may be permanently removed under Rule 4 above,
the neutral shall be given written notice of the grounds asserted
against the neutral for removal. The notice shall include the date,
time, and place of a hearing of the matter. Notice shall be given
no less than twenty (20) days before the hearing. The ADR Programs
Committee reserves the right to waive the twenty (20) day notice of
hearing if in it determines that the conduct resulting in the need
for a hearing immediately endangers the public interest.
- A three (3) member panel, designated by the ADR Programs Committee
shall be appointed to serve as the Review Board and shall have jurisdiction
to hear all matters involving removal under Rule 4 above. The Review
Board shall render its decision within sixty (60) days from the date
notice of removal was first given to the neutral, unless the time
is extended with the consent of the neutral.
- Any panel neutral may appeal the decision to the ADR Programs Committee
as a whole within ten (10) days of being notified of the removal.