The Mediation Fee includes the scheduling and administering of the mediation session, all preparation time, all pre-mediation meetings and phone calls, the mediation session itself, refreshments, the use of our facilities, a working lunch for all present (full day only), and the conducting of post mediation telephone calls and conferences where appropriate.
The Full Day Mediation Fee is $1,250.00 per party. A typical full day mediation is 8 hours, begins at 9:30 a.m., includes a working lunch, and continues until completed. While most sessions conclude by about 5:30 p.m., a session may extend past the allotted time.
The Half Day Mediation Fee is $750.00 per party. A half-day mediation usually begins at 9:00 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. and lasts 4 hours, and when available, may extend beyond the allotted time.
If the mediation session extends past the allotted time, a charge of $400 an hour will be imposed, to be split evenly among the parties.
If you believe your case involves special circumstances that would warrant a rate adjustment, Judge Parsons’ office would be happy to discuss it with you. All parties represented by the same attorney are considered a single “party” for purposes of the mediation fee. All fees are payable prior to the commencement of the mediation.
Judge Parsons will come to your agreed offices at a mutually convenient time instead of your traveling. Arrangements should be made by calling 903-723-4096.