(a)Time frame.Whenever practical the panel or sole arbitrator must hold a hearing within 60 days after receipt of theagreement to arbitrate, signed by both parties, andthe signed petition and answer, and must render its award within20 days after theclose of thehearing or the close of the final hearing if more than one hearing has been held. The award of the panel must bemade by the majority of the panel or by the solearbitrator.
(b)Delivery toBar office. The award must be in writing and signed bythe members ofthe panel concurringor by the sole arbitrator. The award must include a determination of all questions submitted to the panelor sole arbitrator which are necessary to resolvethe dispute. The panel chair or sole arbitrator must forwardthe original award to theBar office.
(c)Form. Theaward must contain a description of the dispute, the findings, the award,an a preliminarystatement that a hearing was held upon notice pursuant to a written agreement to arbitrate, and that theparties were given an opportunity to testify andcross-examine.
(d)Service onparties. The Bar will mail or email the award to the petitioner and the respondent.
(e)Clientaward ? judicial confirmation. If the award favors the client, and the lawyer fails to comply with the award within 20days after the date on which a copy of theawardis mailed to the lawyer, the client may seek a confirmation of the award in accordancewiththe UtahUniform ArbitrationActbut withoutfurtherassistance bythe Bar.
(f)Lawyeraward ? judicial confirmation. If the award favors the lawyer, and the client fails to comply with the award within 20days after the date upon which a copy of theawardis mailedto theclient bythe Baroffice, the lawyer mayexercisehis orher rights
under the Utah Uniform Arbitration Act, which provides forthe judicial confirmation ofarbitration awardsbut without further assistance bythe Bar.
(g)(1)(B) the award is imperfect as to form; or(g)(1)(C)necessary toclarify anypart ofthe award.
(g)(2) A motionto the arbitrators for modification of an award must be made within 20 daysafter serviceoftheawardupon themoving party.Written noticethatamotionhas been made must be promptly servedpersonally or by certified mail upon all otherparties to the proceeding. The notice of motion for modification mustcontain astatement that objectionsto the motion be served upon the moving party withintendaysafterreceipt of thenotice.