(a) Generally. Arbitrators shall be compensated in the same amount and manner as judges pro tempore of Superior Court. The maximum compensation is capped at ten (10) hours times the applicable hourly rate as provided by the Administrative Office of the Courts, unless otherwise approved by a Superior Court Judge.
(b) Form. When the award is filed, the arbitrator shall submit, to the Superior Court Administrator, two original requests for payment on a form prescribed by the Court within sixty (60) days of the filing of the award. The appropriate form can be found on the Court’s website, www.cowlitzsuperiorcourt.us. The Superior Court Administrator shall determine an amount of compensation and costs to be paid, subject to final review and approval by a judge. Compensation to the arbitrator and cost reimbursement shall be pursuant to paragraph 8.5(a)(above) and standards set by the Court.
[Adopted effective September 1, 2011; amended effective September 1, 2012.]