Bill Boznos Certified as an Arbitrator for
The DuPage County Circuit Courts
Boznos Law Office is pleased to announce that its founder, Bill Boznos, has been certified as an Arbitrator for the DuPage County Circuit Courts.
What is Arbitration?: Court Annexed arbitration was established in Illinois as a mandatory, non-binding, form of alternative dispute resolution. The program is a deliberate effort on the part of the judiciary, bar and public to reduce the length and cost of litigation in Illinois.
The program applies to all small claims jury proceedings and all civil cases seeking money damages greater than $10,000 but not more than $50,000.
Arbitration eligible cases are litigated before a panel of three attorney/arbitrators in a hearing resembling a traditional bench trial. Each party makes a concise presentation of its case to the panel of arbitrators who then deliberate the issues and make an award on the same day of the hearing.
The parties to the dispute then have thirty (30) days to decide whether or not to accept the arbitrators’ award. IN the event one of the parties is not satisfied with the panel’s decision, he or she may, upon payment of the proper fee, the filing of the proper form with the Clerk of the Circuit Court, and giving notice to all other parties, reject the award. The parties will then proceed to a trial before a judge as if the arbitration hearing had never happened.
Arbitration has provided a speedier resolution of small civil lawsuits than had previously been possible. The parties accept the vast majority of arbitration awards. IN his role as an Arbitrator, Bill Boznos will play a major role in helping reduce the length and cost of litigation in DuPage County.
Bill Boznos will also be working towards his certification as an Arbitrator in Cook and other counties as well.
With over 33 years’ experience in advising employers and employees on cutting edge employment law issues, let Boznos Law work with you to ensure you are ready to meet the challenges posed by the ever-changing employment law landscape. Call Bill Boznos today at (630) 375-1958 or contact us at www.boznoslawoffice.com/contact-us through our website at www.boznoslawoffice.com.