Mediation Fees

MEDIATION FEE TERMS

The agreement to render services is between JUDICIAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION and the attorney or representative of each of the participating parties. Therefore, attorneys and client representatives are responsible for payment of their clients’ share of mediation costs by the date due and are advised to pre-collect the projected fees prior to the Cancellation & Continuance date.  JDR is not responsible for obtaining payment from individual or business clients of attorneys. Written confirmation of the fee allocation and commitment to pay must be received prior to the final confirmation of scheduled time.

PROFESSIONAL RATES

ADMINISTRATIVE FEE: (non-refundable)
The total administrative fee for cases involving 4 or more parties is $1,100.
Additional administrative fees may be charged for on-going cases or reschedules.
$275 per party
Preparation time: $480 / hour

Hearing fees are based on the number of participating parties:

Number of Parties Per-Party Hourly Rate Total Hourly Rate
2 $240 $480
3 $166.67 $500
4 $135 $540
5 or more $128 or less $640

DUE DATES

Fees for scheduled time are required in advance and due as follows:

Up to one full day (8 hrs.) of hearing time Fees due 14 days prior to hearing
More than one and up to two full days of hearing time Fees due 21 days prior to hearing
More than two full days of hearing time Fees due 28 days prior to hearing
(or as set by the panelist—see confirmation letter)
Any hearing scheduled within the 14 days C&C Fees due upon receipt of invoice
  • Failure to pay by the due date may result in the removal of the case from our calendar.
  • Additional fees, including fees for conference calls, hearing overrun time or additional preparation time, are due upon receipt of the invoice.

CANCELLATION & CONTINUANCE (C&C) POLICY

To avoid lost-time charges, you must notify our offices of any cancellations or agreed continuances by the dates specified below:

Up to one full day of hearing time C&C is 14 days prior to hearing
More than one and up to two full days of hearing time C&C is 21 days prior to hearing
More than two days of hearing time C&C is 28 days prior to hearing
(or as set by the panelist—see confirmation letter)
Hearing scheduled within the 14 days C&C C&C is 48 hours after hearing is confirmed
  • If you notify our offices of cancellations or continuances after the date specified above, lost-time charges will be incurred. Lost-time charges consist of the fees for all scheduled hearing time that we are unable to fill with another matter and the fees for any preparation already performed by the panelist; administrative fees are non-refundable. Credit to lost time charges will be given for any time that can be filled.
  • If a request for cancellation or continuance is not by mutual agreement, the canceling/continuing party or parties will be responsible for lost-time fees of all parties.
  • If a party to a multi-party hearing cancels or settles out at any time prior to the hearing, the total hearing fees will be adjusted, if necessary, and reallocated among the remaining parties. If the cancellation of that party results in a cancellation of the hearing, the canceling party will be responsible for the lost-time charges of all parties.
  • After the C&C date, fees for scheduled time that is only partially used are not refundable.