Arbitration Trials

As of October 5, 2020, and in order to facilitate the timely, efficient, and cost-effective resolution of cases proceeding by arbitration, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania is conducting arbitration trials by videoconference. Changes that have been put in place were necessitated by the spread of COVID-19 and will continue until further notice. Parties are required to review the contents of this webpage and abide by all procedures outlined in the documents below.


Standing Orders and Procedural Orders

10/05/2020 Standing Order - In Re: Conducting Arbitration Hearings by Videoconference
10/05/2020 Standing Procedural Order for Arbitration Trials Conducted by Videoconference



05/26/2023 Consent or Declination of Consent to Proceed by Videoconference
09/07/2022 Consent to Proceed Before a Single Arbitrator
10/19/2020 Arbitration Award


Guidelines for Participating in Videoconferences

10/14/2020 Guidelines for Participating in Arbitration Trials by Videoconference
10/14/2020 Technical Guidelines for Using Microsoft Teams


Contact Information