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Rule 9072-9

Post ADR Procedures

(a) Preparation of Orders.  If a settlement is reached at an ADR Conference, the party designated by the mediator shall submit a fully executed stipulation and proposed order to the court within 21 days after the conclusion of the ADR Conference.  If the party designated by the mediator fails to prepare the stipulation and order proposed, the court may impose appropriate sanctions or other appropriate relief.
 
(b)  Mediator's Certificate of Completion.  Promptly after the conclusion of the ADR Conference, the mediator shall file with the court, and serve on the parties and the ADR Program Administrator, a certificate in the form provided by the court showing compliance or noncompliance with the Mediation Conference requirements of Local Rules 9072-1 through 9072-9 and whether or not a settlement has been reached. Regardless of the outcome of the ADR Conference, the mediator shall not provide the court with any details of the substance of the ADR Conference.

(c)   Mediator's Report.  In order to assist the ADR Program Administrator in compiling useful data to evaluate the ADR Program, and to aid the court in assessing the efforts of the members of the Panel, the mediator shall provide the ADR Program Administrator with an estimate of the number of hours spent in the ADR Conference and other statistical and evaluative information on a form provided by the court.  The mediator shall provide this report whether or not the ADR Conference results in settlement. 

(d)   Withdrawal from ADR.  Upon the filing of a mediator's certificate pursuant to Local Rule 9072-9(b) or the entry of an order withdrawing a matter from ADR pursuant to Local Rule 9072-9(d), the ADR will be deemed terminated, and the mediator excused and relieved from further responsibilities in the matter without further court order.  If the ADR Conference does not result in a resolution of all of the disputes in the assigned matter, the matter shall proceed to trial or hearing on all remaining issues pursuant to the court's scheduling orders.

(e)  Termination of ADR.  Upon the filing of the mediator's certificate pursuant to Local Rule 9072-9(b) or the entry of an order withdrawing a matter from ADR pursuant to Local Rule 9072-9(d), the ADR will be deemed terminated and the mediator excused and relieved from further responsibilities in the matter without further court order.


Committee Notes 2009: Time deadlines have been amended to be consistent with amendments to the Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure, effective December 1, 2009.

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