Information for DRS Panel Applicants

Thank you for your interest in becoming a panel member of RCBA Dispute Resolution Service (DRS). In 1994, the Riverside County Bar Association formed this organization as a nonprofit corporation for the purpose of providing quality mediation and arbitration services at a reasonable rate in Riverside County and surrounding areas.

In addition to providing private arbitration and mediation services directly to and for attorneys, insurance companies, and pro per litigants at the flat rate of $300.00 per hour (split between the parties), DRS also has a contract with the County of Riverside to provide mediation services to the Riverside County Superior Court.

All applications are subject to review by the DRS Board of Directors, which meets quarterly. Prospective applicants must be an active attorney member, or a retired judge, with the State Bar of California and in good standing with the legal community. Additionally, prospective DRS panel members must meet the following qualifications:

  • Applicant must be an active member of the RCBA;
  • Applicant must be licensed to practice law in California with at least 10 years of experience;
  • Applicant must have 20 hours of mediation training/continuing legal education or 6 hours of mediation training/continuing legal education and 40 hours of experience as a mediator.

To apply, download the application below; fill it in completely; and e-mail, mail, or fax the completed application to the DRS office.

Document Revision Date
DRS Panel Membership Application (PDF) (for Attorneys) December 2017