- TO SCHEDULE A CASE
- MEDIATION FEES
- MEDIATION BRIEFS
- ATTENDANCE AT MEDIATION
Please call Jack at (323) 935-1316 or (323)-983-3400 or email Jack at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In private mediation practice, Jack charges for his services at the rate of $250.00 per hour, with a four hour minimum paid in advance, divisible equitably by the number of “sides” in the dispute. Of the four hour minimum, Jack allocates one hour to pre-mediation preparation time and three hours to the mediation. Additional time will be billed at the rate of $250.00 per hour. Fees must be deposited in advance.
Jack charges a $500 fee for the late cancellation or late continuance of the mediation unless he is able to schedule another matter within the reserved time. This fee will be deducted from funds on deposit where applicable. A late cancellation or late continuance is where the request for cancellation or continuance is made seven days or less before the scheduled mediation. The fee for the late cancellation or late continuance request is to be paid by the party or parties requesting the cancellation or continuance.
For cases outside of Los Angeles County, there may be additional fees for travel time, air fare or other transportation, lodging, and per diem, as appropriate.
Mediation briefs are recommended. Generally, the best practice is for counsel to consider preparing a brief to be exchanged with opposing counsel, and a supplemental "confidential" brief to be provided only to Jack. The first brief, to be exchanged with opposing counsel, should be prepared on line-numbered pleading paper. The supplemental "confidential" brief should be prepared on counsel's letterhead. Jack recommends that clients be provided with opposing counsel's brief, as well as their own, in advance of the mediation, so that clients can be prepared as well as possible to discuss the concerns which are likely to arise at the mediation. Briefs are requested five business days before the date scheduled for the mediation.
ATTENDANCE AT THE MEDIATIONJack recommends that, before the mediation, counsel discuss their plans regarding who will, and will not, be attending the mediation. Nothing is worse than a surprise. Generally, a mediation works best when more, rather than fewer, people attend. The structure of the mediation (including the sequence and timing of joint sessions, private caucuses and attorneys-only caucuses) can be adjusted to meet the needs of the participants. Jack is available for pre-mediation telephone consultations and conference calls to help with any questions which may arise in this process.