Rates & Scheduling
Most cases can be resolved in one full day
mediation session of 6-10 hours. We also offer
half-day sessions for less complex cases. Rates
vary depending upon the number of parties and the complexity of the issues. Contact the firm for availability and an estimate of the applicable rate in your matter.
- Mediation is a highly effective form of settlement conference in which a trained and skilled neutral (the mediator) creates a safe and confidential setting and facilitates communication between the parties, in order to achieve a mutually acceptable resolution of disputes.
Our goal is to apprise each side of both the strengths and weaknesses of the case and to keep everyone focused on the issues necessary to reach a mutually agreeable settlement. Time is used effectively and efficiently to move toward settlement while maintaining compassion for, understanding of, and respect for each person’s individual position and needs.
Mediation is voluntary and is the only time during the court process that the parties will be in total charge of their future. The ultimate decision making during the mediation rests solely with the parties. If settlement is achieved, typically the parties will sign a settlement agreement, reviewed and approved by their attorneys. This agreement is enforceable like any other contract once it is signed. If settlement is not achieved, it continues through the court process and will ultimately be resolved by the judge or jury. Even if mediation does not result in a settlement, it can still be beneficial since the parties usually leave with a better and more focused understanding of the issues for trial.