FEE SCHEDULE AND RELATED POLICIES

 

 

 Full day (10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.)      $4,900
 Half day (9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.; 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)    $2,450


The full day and half day rates include all preparatory reading, research, and pre-mediation telephone time.  Fees are equally shared by all parties unless there is a different agreement in advance.  The full day rate is throughout California and for up to 4 parties.  Beginning with the 5th party, each additional party is charged $1,225. 
 

Outside of California the same rates apply, except that only full day or back-to-back half day sessions will be scheduled.  Travel time and expenses may apply depending upon location; please call in advance with specifics or for more information.
 

Post-session follow-up time is billed if and only if the case is settled and the time exceeds three hours, billed at the rate of $490 per hour.  If session time for a full day exceeds 9 hours or for a half day exceeds 4.5 hours, it may be billed at $490 per hour.
 

There is also a per party non-refundable case management fee of $195 payable to Judicate West and billed by it.  All fees must be received no later than the due date specified on the invoice or the date will not be held.  Mediation fees are non-refundable for time that is scheduled and only partially used.
 

If a mediation is cancelled/continued more than 14 days before a scheduled session, the fee is 100% refundable.  If a cancellation/continuance occurs 14 days or less before a scheduled session, the fee is non-refundable if Mr. Oster’s time cannot be refilled.