After reviewing a completed Request Form for Referral/Appointment, the Institute will:
- Send to each party simultaneously (or to counsel as directed) a list of member Chartered Mediators or Chartered Arbitrators knowledgeable in the area of dispute, together with a brief resumé of their experience and the appropriate arbitration or mediation rules.
- Ask the parties to make their selection from this list. Unless the dispute warrants a panel of three, the Institute recommends a single arbitrator as a more cost-efficient solution. In mediation, a single mediator or a co-mediator can be selected.
- When the parties return the list to the Institute, if the parties have not selected the same individual, the Institute will make the appointment from the names remaining on the list and advise the parties.