Rates effective August 1, 2021
MEDIATION FEE SCHEDULE
$350.00 per party
$700.00 per party
$1,400.00 per party
The usual mediation fee is stated on a “per party” basis. The number of parties is determined by counting all parties represented by the same counsel as one party. Additionally, if one party is represented by multiple attorneys, that party is still considered as one party. Related parties, even with aligned interests, are considered as separate parties if they have separate counsel. The mediation fee shall be deemed fully earned at the commencement of the initial mediation session. Payment of the mediation fee is due within 10 days of the confirmation of the mediation, but not later than the commencement of the mediation session. All mediation fee payments shall be in the form of cash, cashier’s check, insurance company check, corporate check, or check drawn on the bank account of (or payment guaranteed by) a law firm and payable to Gilbert Mediation Group. For your information, the firm tax identification number is 20-3886869.
RESCHEDULING AND CANCELLATION
At the present time, I am not instituting a rescheduling or cancellation fee; however, rescheduling is only permitted with the agreement of all parties and the court. I will continue this policy of no rescheduling or cancellation fee as long as this policy is not abused.
APPORTIONMENT OF FEES
The mediation fee is typically shared equally by all parties. It is acceptable for one party to advance or pay the mediation on behalf of another party (especially in pre-litigation matters). In court-ordered mediation, the full amount of the mediation fee will be taxed as court costs unless the parties agree otherwise.
RESPONSIBILITY OF PARTIES
Each party’s attorneys shall be responsible for the timely payment of all fees specified herein. The mediator reserves the right to refuse to commence the mediation session if all fees have not been tendered in acceptable form.