22 CRR-NY 137.7NY-CRR

OFFICIAL COMPILATION OF CODES, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
TITLE 22. JUDICIARY
SUBTITLE A. JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION
CHAPTER I. STANDARDS AND ADMINISTRATIVE POLICIES
SUBCHAPTER C. RULES OF THE CHIEF ADMINISTRATOR OF THE COURTS
PART 137. FEE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROGRAM
22 CRR-NY 137.7
22 CRR-NY 137.7
137.7 Arbitration hearing.
(a) Arbitrators shall have the power to:
(1) take and hear evidence pertaining to the proceeding;
(2) administer oaths and affirmations; and
(3) compel, by subpoena, the attendance of witnesses and the production of books, papers and documents pertaining to the proceeding.
(b) The rules of evidence need not be observed at the hearing.
(c) Either party, at his or her own expense, may be represented by counsel.
(d) The burden shall be on the attorney to prove the reasonableness of the fee by a preponderance of the evidence and to present documentation of the work performed and the billing history. The client may then present his or her account of the services rendered and time expended. Witnesses may be called by the parties. The client shall have the right of final reply.
(e) Any party may provide for a stenographic or other record at the party's expense. Any other party to the arbitration shall be entitled to a copy of said record upon written request and payment of the expense thereof.
(f) The arbitration award shall be issued no later than 30 days after the date of the hearing. Arbitration awards shall be in writing and shall specify the bases for the determination. Except as set forth in section 137.8 of this Part, all arbitration awards shall be final and binding.
(g) Should the arbitrator or arbitral body become aware of evidence of professional misconduct as a result of the fee dispute resolution process, that arbitrator or body shall refer such evidence to the appropriate grievance committee of the Appellate Division for appropriate action.
(h) In any arbitration conducted under this Part, an arbitrator shall have the same immunity that attaches in judicial proceedings.
22 CRR-NY 137.7
Current through July 15, 2019
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