The standard hourly rate for mediation services is $400.00 per hour for two parties, and $450.00 per hour for three or more parties, four hour minimum, plus any actual expenses. All fees and expenses are divided equally between or among the parties, or as otherwise specifically agreed. The hourly rate applies to mediation sessions, as well as any time required for: 1) study of written materials submitted by the parties in briefs of more than five pages. There is no charge for reading a mediation brief of five (5) pages or less; 2) premediation conference and/or continued settlement discussions after the mediation session; 3) preparation of written materials, if any, after mediation. There is no charge for telephone calls to discuss the option of mediation before the parties have agreed to mediation, nor for scheduling before the initial mediation date is set.
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Advance payment of fees for the number of hours scheduled by the parties is required seven days prior to the mediation session, or as otherwise agreed. If services provided amount to less than the deposit, the balance will be refunded. If the total exceeds the deposit, the balance payable by the parties is payable within 10 days of invoice.
There is a mileage charge of $0.75 per mile for travel within the immediate San Francisco Bay Area, excluding Marin County. Outside that area, for travel of longer than one hour each way from Ms. Rosenblatt’s office, the parties will be charged one-half the hourly mediation fee for actual travel time, plus expenses.
Please arrive promptly for the mediation, as you will be charged starting from the time that we are scheduled to begin. Mediations may only be rescheduled or canceled with at least ten business days advance notice as a courtesy to the other parties and to this office. If a scheduled mediation is canceled at any time, the parties and/or counsel are responsible for compensating the mediator(s) for any time/services incurred prior to receiving the notice of cancellation, either within 10 days of the date of invoice or by deduction from any deposits received. If the mediation date is tentative, due to possible trial schedule conflicts, there is no charge for cancellation of a tentative date, due to trial with any party’s attorney. However, no tentative date is assured as available to the parties requesting it. A mediation date may not be considered confirmed until all fees are deposited with the mediator
Should the mediator be forced to pursue remedies to collect fees and costs due and owing, the parties shall be responsible for payment of interest, attorney fees and all other costs incurred in connection with same. Counsel for any party to mediation guarantees the payment of any amounts due and owing for the party’s share of mediation fees.