How to Request ADR

 ADR is available in formal proceedings and for disputes that are likely to be filed as formal proceedings before the CPUC. If all of the parties agree to an ADR, the parties may request an ADR using one of the following approaches:

Request an ADR: Click on this LINK and fill out the online request form. 

Ask the Assigned ALJ: If you are involved in a formal proceeding, you may ask the Assigned ALJ about the availability of an ADR at the first prehearing conference or at any other hearing before the judge.

Contact the ADR Coordinator: You may also contact the ADR Coordinator to request ADR assistance in a formal proceeding or for a dispute that will likely be filed as a formal proceeding before the CPUC. The ADR Coordinator will likely discuss the request with the Assigned Judge and other parties. The ADR Coordinator will then advise parties whether ADR will be available. Call the ADR Coordinator, ALJ Charles Ferguson (415-703-3301) or send her an email at: Please include your name, telephone number, e-mail address, the formal proceeding number (if any), and a brief description of the dispute.

Normally, requests should be made early in a formal proceeding. However, ADR may also be requested at any time in a formal proceeding if parties believe ADR will assist in promptly resolving the dispute. Parties must participate in good faith, or the ALJ neutral will terminate the process.


Page updated 11/30/2020 DVB

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