Instructions for Submitting a Paper Application
You may complete and submit a paper application by downloading the PDF version (1.25 MB). You will need to hand write or type your application and complete the following before mailing it to FINRA:
Submit your completed application to:
FINRA Dispute Resolution
Department of Neutral Management
One Liberty Plaza
165 Broadway, 27th Floor
New York, NY 10006
Note about hearing locations: FINRA assigns each approved arbitrator to one primary hearing location, which is the closest in-state hearing location to an arbitrator’s primary residence. Arbitrators who split their time between two residences may request to serve in an additional, or secondary, hearing location. If FINRA approves an arbitrator’s request to serve in a secondary hearing location, arbitrators agree to pay their own travel and accommodation costs associated with serving in the secondary hearing location. Arbitrators must also have the availability and flexibility to serve in secondary hearing locations without causing a delay in the hearing process. Arbitrators should include in the business background section of their disclosure reports in which hearing location they plan to spend certain months of the year, so parties are aware of any potential scheduling conflict at the start of the proceedings. Please see the Guidelines for Arbitrator Reimbursement for more information about expense reimbursement
Please contact us by email or (855) 209-1620 or (212) 858-3999 if you have any questions about the application process.
Do you know someone who may be interested in becoming a candidate? Please email their name and contact information to Erroll Angara.