MEDIATION SERVICE FEES
Our mediation fees are simple and charged at a fixed rate of $350 per hour for two parties, without regard to the nature, amount in controversy, or complexity of the case. This rate is divided by each party.
No mediation schedule is confirmed until each party has signed an agreement to mediate and has paid their share of the initial fee.
Fees are $175 per party per each hour for a minimum of three hours. If the mediation extends past three (3) hours, then each party will be charged the hourly fee of $175 as part of the $350 per hour rate for actual mediation time.
After mediation has completed, the fees for preparing the Mediated Settlement Agreement (MSA) or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and review are $125.00 per party per hour for a total of $250 per hour.
ARBITRATION SERVICE FEES
Our arbitration fees are charged at a fixed rate of $400 per hour for two parties, without regard to the nature, amount in controversy, or complexity of the case. This rate is divided by each party.
No arbitration schedule is confirmed until each party has signed an agreement to arbitrate and has paid their share of the initial fee.
Fees are $200 per party per each hour for a minimum of three hours. If the arbitration extends past three (3) hours, then each party will be charged the hourly fee of $200 as part of the $400 per hour rate for actual arbitration time.
After arbitration has completed, the fees for preparing the award statement and review are $150.00 per party per hour for a total of $300 per hour.
Initial/pre mediation/arbitration consultation/conferences - Fees are $145.00 per session hour. Best practice is to conduct pre-mediation/pre-arbitration conferences with Clear Creek Mediation Center to determine the necessary participants, issue order, time allocation, and scheduling. During an in person consultation, the process of mediation will be explained, as well as what to expect and what materials you will need to bring with you on the day of mediation/arbitration. You will have the opportunity to discuss individual goals, expectations, personal needs, and provide any background information needed to help you be successful. Information is shared in a structured and efficient manner.
Please be prepared to provide a credit card on file as this form of payment will serve as the payment for actual mediation/arbitration as well as any overtime fees past the minimum three hours. See cancellation policy.
When a full day of mediation is expected, the rate will be $1400 per party, based on eight (8) hours.
When a full day of arbitration is expected, the rate will be $1600 per party, based on eight (8) hours.
See cancellation policy.
A cancellation fee of $200, or $100 for each party, will be charged to the canceling parties for a mediation.arbitration canceled (7) days prior to the scheduled date. Otherwise, mediation and arbitration fees, once paid and scheduled, are non-refundable. If the mediation or arbitration is rescheduled and conducted, we will apply any funds in excess of the $200 cancellation fee toward the rescheduled date. We will make every prudent effort to work with you and your schedule.
Forums For Mediation/Arbitration
In Person Mediation/Arbitration (One room or two)
Virtual Mediation/Arbitration (Video conferencing or by phone)
Video conference/Online Mediation/Arbitration may include multiple states and parties at one time
- Introductions (together or separate room configurations), identify non-participants impacted
- Overview of the mediation process, risks of impasse
- Define the issues, set discussion limits with a problem statement
- Identify common goals, interests
- Brainstorm and define options, review objections
- Link options to common goals and interests
- Develop solution statements
- Preparation of the written mutual mediated settlement agreement or memorandum of understanding
- Review of documents and conclusion
At any time all participants are free to ask for a break or a caucus, even if through virtual online mediation/arbitration.
Please call to schedule your mediation or arbitration with Clear Creek Mediation Center 832-799-9986 or email us at [email protected] with your mediation/arbitration conflict.