Rates

Arbitration Services


Fees are charged at a rate of $500 per hour, including study and preparation time, hearing time, arbitration panel deliberations, and award writing.

Mediation Services


Mediation fees are charged at a rate of $5,000 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 $500 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 $2,500, including preparation time.

Discovery Referee Services


Fees are charged at a rate of $500 per hour, including preparation and hearing time.

Negotiation Training


Fees are set in consultation with the client based on the nature and scope of training to be provided.

Cancellation/Postponement


If cancelled or postponed within 21 days of the first scheduled date for any arbitration, 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 can be 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) capped at $300 per day.

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