Justice Court arbitrations and mediations are typically scheduled to last an hour and a half. That amount of time is usually sufficient to allow each side to present their case or defense, identify and question witnesses, and offer closing statements. Each litigant should be prepared to complete the presentation of their case in 35 minutes or less. Cochise County Local Rules do, however, allow parties to request an extension of that time, upon written notice received by the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Office not less than ten days from the date of the Notice of Hearing. Refer to Rule 12.2(G)(4) for additional details.