United States District Court - Northern District Court of California

Claudia Wilken, Chief Judge

Richard W. Wieking, Clerk of Court

Statistics

ADR Referrals of All Civil Cases By Calendar Year Filed

This chart sets forth the ADR referrals for cases filed in each of the calendar years shown.


2006 2007 2008 2009  2010
 2011
Total Referred to an ADR Process 1494
1532
1519 1638 1549
 1469
Arbitration 11 (>1%) 15 (>1%)

7 (>1%)

2 (>1%)

3 (>1%)

 2 (<1%)
Early Neutral Evaluation 173 (12%) 188 (12%) 193 (13%) 201 (12%) 138 (9%)  133 (9%)
Mediation 566 (38%) 630 (41%) 661 (44%) 779 (48%) 716 (46%)  756 (51%)
Private ADR 306 (20%) 285 (19%) 311 (20%) 330 (20%) 296 (19%)  334 (23%)
Settlement Conference 438 (29%) 414 (27%) 347 (23%) 326 (20%) 396 (26%)  436 (30%)

Notes:

  1. These statistics were compiled principally from the court's ECF system as of November 6, 2012.
  2. Most cases are not referred until at least 90-120 days after filing, and some cases are referred much later. Accordingly, additional referrals for cases filed in 2010 are still expected, particularly with respect to settlement conferences.
  3. Multiple ADR sessions may be held in any given case, and this is particularly true of settlement conferences and mediations.