8 General Provisions
MAR 8.1: STIPULATIONS
No agreement or consent between parties or lawyers relating to the conduct of the arbitration proceedings, the purport of which is disputed, will be regarded by the arbitrator unless the agreement or consent is made at the arbitration hearing, or unless the agreement or consent is in writing and signed by the lawyers or parties denying the same.
(b) To Arbitrate Other Cases.
The parties may stipulate to enter into arbitration under these rules in a civil matter that would not otherwise be subject to arbitration under rule 1.2. A case transferred to arbitration by stipulation is subject to the arbitration rules in their entirety, except as otherwise agreed under section (a).
MAR 8.2: LOCAL RULES
The arbitration rules may be supplemented by local superior court rules adopted and filed in accordance with CR 83.
MAR 8.3: EFFECTIVE DATE
These rules shall take effect on July 1, 1980, and shall apply to all cases in which trial has not commenced on the merits by July 1, 1980.
MAR 8.4: TITLE AND CITATION
These rules shall be known and cited as the Superior Court Mandatory Arbitration Rules. MAR is the official abbreviation.
MAR 8.5: STATUS OF COMMENTS
The comments to these rules have not been adopted by the Supreme Court. The comments are solely those of the Judicial Council.