Uniform Arbitration Act Law and Legal Definition

The Uniform Arbitration Act is one of the uniform acts prepared and sponsored by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws. It attempts to harmonize the law relating to arbitration in force in the fifty U.S. states. The Uniform Arbitration Act was adopted by Congress in 2000 and requires states to adopt their own version of it. Most U.S. states adopted, sometimes with minor changes, the Uniform Arbitration Act of 1955, as amended in 1956, which had been promoted by the Commissioners on Uniform State Laws and recommended by the American Bar Association.