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Arbitration Panel Selection Process
The Arbitration Panel selection process is similar to the Select and Appoint process, except a minimum of five candidates will be forwarded to the parties. Each party will then review and rank their preferred arbitrators confidentially, making sure to identify any potential conflicts of interest.
ADRIA then issues a Letter of Appointment, typically each party's top selection. The appointed arbitrators then meet to select a third Arbitrator from the list to act as Chair. Depending on feedback from the parties, this final list of potential candidates may be modified and expanded, keeping the parties advised.
Finally, ADRIA will again confirm that there are no substantive objections or conflicts of interests before issuing a final Letter of Appointment for the Arbitration Panel. The parties then deal directly with the appointed panel to advance the arbitration in accordance with the Alberta Arbitration Act.