A settlement conference is a pre-trial meeting for Civil, Family, and Probate cases, where parties discuss their case with a neutral person to help reach an agreement. To participate in a settlement conference, parties need to complete a form proving they are prepared. This method is used for different types of cases, such as car accidents, contracts, medical issues, and family matters.Learn More
Parties can agree to a binding, one-day jury trial with a judge pro tempore and four jurors, where three jurors must agree on the verdict. Short Trial is optional and cannot be mandated, often chosen as an alternative to mandatory arbitration. It's suitable for most civil matters, including car accidents, contracts, medical malpractice, and other tort claims.Learn More
To access the Virtual Settlement Conference Platform, request GoTo Meeting access from the Alternative Dispute Resolution Office at email@example.com or by calling 602-506-7884. Access is available on a first-come, first-served basis.