Fee Schedule – San Diego Superior Court Civil Mediation Program – Unlimited

Initial Two Hour Session:

The Mediator will be compensated directly by the parties and not by the Court. The fees and expenses of the Mediator must be shared equally between the parties, unless otherwise agreed. For the first two (2) hours of the mediation session (and supplemental mediation discussions between the Mediator and one or more of the parties if within the initial two hours of time), the Mediator’s hourly rate is $250.00 per hour. No other charges are applicable to the first two (2) hours of the mediation session. For any Mediator time in excess of two (2) hours, the hourly rate and other applicable charges will be as set forth below. There is a minimum nonrefundable charge of $500.00 for all services rendered in the first two (2) hours.

Basic Rates and Charges:

For all time exceeding the initial two (2) hours, the Mediator’s hourly rate is $600.00 per hour. Time is billed in increments of one (1) hour and not fractions thereof. Fees and costs are the obligation of the parties and their attorneys, jointly and severally.

Reservations and Deposit:

There is a minimum initial deposit of $1,700.00 for a half day mediation (4 hours). For a full day mediation (8 hours), the deposit is $4,100.00. The deposit will be allocated equally among the parties, unless otherwise agreed, and invoiced directly to the responsible law firm or party in pro per. The amount of the deposit paid in excess of the initial two hours is fully refundable if the mediation concludes in two hours or less. In order to reserve the time and date for your mediation, Glass Mediations must receive the initial deposit within the time period as set forth on your Deposit Invoice. When the full deposit is received in a timely manner, the session is deemed confirmed. In the event all parties have not paid their pro rata share of the deposit in a timely manner, the scheduled mediation session may be vacated and offered to parties in other cases we are currently scheduling.

Cancellation and Postponement:

Cancellation and postponement charges are permitted by the San Diego Superior Court Civil Mediation Program Procedures, even if your case settles. Our policy is: If the mediation is cancelled or postponed less than twenty-one (21) calendar days before the scheduled mediation session, the attorney/party requesting the cancellation or postponement shall be charged and be responsible for a cancellation or postponement charge of $500.00. In the event Glass Mediations schedules another matter for the vacated session date and reserved time, the cancellation or postponement charge will be waived. An additional deposit will be required, as set forth above, in order to confirm any rescheduled mediation session.

Balances Due and Credits:

In the event the total fees and costs charged by Glass Mediations exceeds the initial deposit, a final balance due will be allocated equally among the parties, unless otherwise agreed, and invoiced directly to the responsible law firm or party in pro per. Final payment shall be due upon receipt of the invoice. Subject to the two (2) hour minimum nonrefundable charge set forth above, in the event the total fees and costs charged by Glass Mediations is less than the initial deposit, any credit balance due and owing will be refunded directly to the responsible law firm or party in pro per.

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Effective: January 2016