Fees are charged at a rate of $550 per hour, including study and preparation time, hearing time, arbitration panel deliberations, and award writing.
Mediation fees are charged at a rate of $5,500 per day, including preparation time, and up to eight hours of time on the day of the mediation. Additional time on the day of mediation will be billed to the parties at $550 per hour. Reasonable follow-up is at no charge.
The fee for a four-hour mediation, available only in the San Francisco Bay Area, is $3,000, including preparation time.
Discovery Referee Services
Fees are charged at a rate of $550 per hour, including preparation and hearing time.
Fees are set in consultation with the client based on the nature and scope of training to be provided.
If an arbitration is cancelled or postponed within 30 days of the first scheduled date, a cancellation fee of 5 hours per reserved hearing date applies. If a mediation is cancelled within 21 days of the scheduled date, a cancellation fee of $2,500 will be charged for a full-day mediation and a cancellation fee of $1,250 will be charged for a half-day mediation. The fees may be waived in appropriate circumstances and will not be charged if such dates are rebooked with another hearing.
Travel Expense Policy
No charge for travel time. Cases throughout Northern California are heard without travel expense charges. No travel expenses will be charged for cases elsewhere in California if three or more contiguous days of hearing are scheduled. Cases outside California are heard without travel time charged, but parties will be billed for airfare plus other out of pocket travel expenses (lodging, meals).