As with setting up the arbitration, the length of the hearing process itself depends on the nature and complexity of the dispute. Unlike many court systems, however, the parties can count on having the hearings on the scheduled dates, at the scheduled times, and at a location of their choice. Averages are meaningless, but a "garden variety" arbitration will usually be heard in two to five days. Normally, the arbitrator's award will be rendered within 30 days from the latter of of the last hearing date or filing of post-hearing briefs.