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12214. Payment of Arbitrators

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) and in Rule 12800, FINRA will pay the panel an honorarium, as follows:
(1) $300 to each arbitrator for each hearing session in which he or she participates;
(2) an additional $125 per day to the chairperson for each hearing on the merits;
(3) $50 to each arbitrator for travel to a hearing session that is postponed pursuant to Rule 12601;
(4) $600 to each arbitrator if a hearing session other than a prehearing conference is postponed within 10 days before a scheduled hearing session pursuant to Rules 12601(a)(2) and (b)(2); and
(5) $100 to each arbitrator scheduled to attend a prehearing conference that is cancelled within three business days of the prehearing conference by agreement of the parties or is requested by one or more parties within three business days of the prehearing conference and granted, pursuant to Rules 12500(d) and 12501(d).
(b) The Director may authorize a higher or additional honorarium for the use of a foreign hearing location.
(c) Payment for Deciding Discovery-Related Motions, Contested Subpoena Requests, and Contested Orders for Production or Appearance without a Hearing Session
(1) FINRA will pay each arbitrator an honorarium of $200 to decide a discovery-related motion without a hearing session: (i) a discovery-related motion, (ii) a motion that contains one or more contested subpoena requests or contested orders for production or appearance; or (iii) a motion that contains one or more contested subpoena requests and contested orders for production or appearance. This paragraph does not apply to cases administered under Rule 12800.
(2) For purposes of paragraph (c)(1):
i. a discovery-related motion and any replies or other correspondence relating to the motion shall be considered to be a single motion;
ii. a contested motion requesting the issuance of one or more subpoenas shall include the motion, the draft subpoena(s), a written objection from the party opposing the motion, and any other documents supporting a party's position; and
iii. a contested motion requesting the issuance of one or more orders for production or appearance shall include the motion, the draft order(s), a written objection from the party opposing the motion, and any other documents supporting a party's position.
(3) The panel will allocate the cost of the honoraria under paragraph (c)(1) to the parties pursuant to Rule 12902(c).
(d) Payment for Explained Decisions
(1) The chairperson who is responsible for writing an explained decision pursuant to Rule 12904(g) will receive an additional honorarium of $400.
(2) If the panel decides on its own to write an explained decision, then no panel member will receive the additional honorarium of $400.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2018-026 eff. Jan. 7, 2019.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2018-019 eff. Oct. 29, 2018.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2018-012 eff. Feb. 21, 2018.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2015-003 eff. July 6, 2015.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2014-026 eff. Dec. 15, 2014.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2008-051 eff. Apr. 13, 2009.
Amended by SR-FINRA-2008-021 eff. Dec. 15, 2008.
Paragraph (d) Adopted by SR-NASD-2006-101 eff. April 2, 2007.
Paragraphs (a) through (c) adopted by SR-NASD-2003-158 eff. April 16, 2007.

Selected Notice: 07-07, 08-57, 09-16, 14-49, 15-21, 18-33, 18-40.

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