Cornell University

Cornell Labor Arbitration & Mediation Services

450 Research Building, 607-255-1124

How to use the Cornell Labor ADR Services

If Cornell ADR is named in the Parties' contract:

If the contract has an arbitration clause providing for arbitration under the rules of the Cornell Labor ADR Services the following steps are necessary to commence arbitration:

  1. Complete and sign the Demand for Arbitration forms (pdf) in triplicate.  This form may be found on our web site.  Use of this form is not mandatory; a grievance may be filed with us by correspondence provided all of the necessary information is provided.
  2. Attach a copy of the arbitration clause contained in the contract to each completed Demand.
  3. Send one copy of the completed Demands to the respondent.  Please check the state's arbitration statute to see if the Demand is required to be sent to respondent by Certified Mail-Return Receipt Requested.
  4. Send the remaining two Demands with copies of the clause to the Case manager.  If possible, include a check for the appropriate filing fee with the Demands.  The fee schedule can be found in the Rules.

If Cornell ADR is not named in the Parties' contract:

If there is an existing dispute with an arbitration clause that does not specifically name the Cornell Labor ADR Rules, the parties may file a submission agreement with Cornell for administration.  Parties must complete the following steps to commence the arbitration:

  1. The parties must jointly complete and sign three copies of the submission form.
  2. Send the submission forms to the case manager.  If possible, include a check for the appropriate filing fee with the Submission.  The fee schedule can be found in the rules.

All Demands and Submissions should be mailed to:
Traci Morse
Case Manager
Cornell Labor Arbitration & Mediation Services
ILR School
Cornell University
411 Dolgen Hall
Ithaca, NY  14853