I posted last year about my fee arbitration because after I had it, I had many doubts about the fairness of the process. The attorney I filed against and the arbitrator, also a local attorney, chit-chatted the entire time about issues non-related to my fee dispute, including bashing the family law judge AND comments about my husband's attorney. The arbitrator also told me within 5 minutes of arriving that since I am still not divorced, I can ask the judge for my husband to pay attorney fees, a comment that I feel indicated he had NO intentions of reviewing my evidence or siding with me. I called the local bar association afterward, but the arbitrating attorney's WIFE sits on the board of the local bar!! How convenient. I want to counter-sue for the money I already paid him.