Full Day Mediation – $1,100.00 per party (due at the start of the mediation session)
A full day is an eight (8) hour mediation session. All hours after 8 hours are billed at $300.00 per hour and divided equally by the parties.
Half-Day Mediation- $600 per party (due at the start of the mediation session)
A half-day is a four (4) hour mediation session. All hours after 4 hours are billed at $300.00 per hour and divided equally by the parties.
The daily rates for full and half day mediation include up to 1.5 hours per party for reviewing pre-mediation submissions and up to 1.5 hours of post-session follow up. All reading time beyond the 1.5 hours for pre-mediation submissions will be charged to the individual party at the rate of $300.00 per hour and billed with the expense invoice after the mediation is closed. All follow up time beyond 1.5 hours will be charged at $300.00 per hour and divided equally by the parties. Follow up time, if any, will be billed with the expense invoice after the mediation is closed.
Travel Time and Expenses
For all cases outside of Austin, travel time will be billed at $150.00 per hour. Actual expenses of travel (mileage, airfare, meals, lodging) shall be based on the State of Texas per diem rates. Both travel time and expenses will be divided equally between the parties and billed with the expense invoice after the mediation is closed.
Cancellation and Rescheduling Fees
After a mediation is scheduled and notices of the mediation are sent, no cancellation fee will be charged if the mediation is cancelled or rescheduled at least FOURTEEN (14) days from the date scheduled for mediation. Cancellation or rescheduling must be in writing.
If the mediation is cancelled or rescheduled within 14 days of the date set for mediation, a cancellation fee of 50% of the daily rate per party will be charged to each party. The mediator may excuse the cancellation fee if the cancellation is due to medical reasons, court intervention, or an event beyond the parties’ control.
Facility Fees and Lunches
No additional fees are charged for mediations held at the Lakeside Mediation Center. The mediator will provide lunch at no additional cost for all full-day mediations held at Lakeside Mediation Center.
The parties shall be responsible for all facility and food costs for mediations not held at Lakeside Mediation Center.
A party may request to hold a mediation date. Such requested holds shall be honored for forty-eight (48) hours from the time of the request. Should such date not be confirmed within 48 hours, the requested date may be given to other parties requesting the date.