Notice to Members 02-16

NASD Dispute Resolution to Consolidate Western Region March 4, 2002

On March 4, 2002, the NASD Dispute Resolution, Inc. (NASD DR) Western Region will consolidate its San Francisco and Los Angeles Regional Offices into one Regional Office in Los Angeles. The consolidated Western Regional Office will administer arbitrations and mediations in the San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Honolulu, Anchorage, Seattle, Portland, Oregon, Salt Lake City, and Las Vegas hearing locations. The decision to consolidate the two California offices is a business decision based on NASD DR's ongoing efforts to improve efficiency and to provide better service and consistency.

Questions regarding this Notice may be directed to Judith Hale Norris, Associate Vice President and Director, NASD DR Western Region, at (213) 613-2680.