FORTHRIGHT INTRODUCES AUTOMATED VIDEOCONFERENCING FOR IN-PERSON HEARINGS
Forthright is proud to introduce a pilot program allowing users of the NJ No-Fault arbitration program the ability to appear for In-Person (IP) hearings via Zoom meetings.
Currently, all IP hearings are being conducted telephonically in compliance with social distancing guidelines and orders propounded by state and local governments.
The Videoconference Pilot Program expands the options for party representatives (and any witnesses) to appear before a Dispute Resolution Professional (DRP) for IP hearings.
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For specific responses to questions about the Videoconference Pilot Program, please see the Appearance by Video Pilot Program
TELEPHONIC ONLY APPEARANCES FOR IN-PERSON NO-FAULT ARBITRATION HEARINGS TO CONTINUE
Forthright continues to require all In-Person hearings be conducted telephonically. The telephonic only hearings requirement will remain in effect until further notice as we continue to monitor Executive Orders from the Governor’s office and recommendations of the CDC and NJ Health Department.
We do not make this decision without careful consideration of the limitations it may impose. However, the NJ No Fault arbitration rules provide for this course, and such presentations have been effectively utilized thousands of times since the beginning of our administration of this program.
We urge you to remember that the most important steps you can take are self-care. Thank you for your cooperation and your understanding, as together we navigate this challenging situation.
A MESSAGE REGARDING EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 107
As law firms and respondents comply with the Governor’s Executive Order No. 107 please be reminded to update any changes in contact information with Forthright.
The NJ No-Fault Arbitration Program continues to accept arbitration demands, process submissions, answer any inquiry and conduct In-Person hearings (telephonically) as well as OTP.
Although we are encouraging electronic filings and submissions, we can still accept demands and submissions by mail.