FULL DAY MEDIATION – $1500.00 per party – full day (8 hours) in Austin or within 100 miles; over 100 miles, travel time and expenses to be divided equally by the parties. All additional hours billed at $300 per hour, to be divided equally by the parties.
HALF DAY MEDIATION – $ 750.00 per party – half day (4 hours) in Austin. All additional hours billed at $300 per hour, to be divided equally by the parties.
FULL DAY ARBITRATION – $3000.00 – full day (8 hours) plus $350.00 per hour for study time, writing an award, or preliminary work, to be divided as per the parties’ arbitration agreement.
REVIEWING PRE-MEDIATION SUBMISSIONS
The daily mediation rate charged each party includes up to two (2) hours per party for reviewing pre-mediation submissions. All reading time beyond 2 hours shall be charged to that party at $250.00 per hour and shall be billed with the expense invoice after the mediation.
FOLLOW-UP AFTER THE MEDIATION SESSION
All post-session follow-up shall be charged at $300.00 per hour and divided equally by the parties.
After a mediation or arbitration is scheduled and notices sent, no cancellation fee shall be charged if the mediation is cancelled FOURTEEN (14) days in advance of the date scheduled for mediation or the first date scheduled for arbitration. Such cancellation must be in writing. If the mediation or arbitration is cancelled within 14 days of the date set, a cancellation fee of 50% of the daily rate per party shall be charged to each party for each mediation or arbitration day reserved. If the mediation or arbitration is cancelled within 2 business days of the scheduled date, the full fee will be charged to each party for the dates reserved. The mediator may excuse the cancellation fee if the mediation or arbitration is rescheduled within a reasonable time frame or if the cancellation is due to medical reasons, court intervention, or an event beyond the parties’ control.
For all full day mediations and arbitrations held at Lakeside Mediation Center, lunch, snacks, and beverages will be provided at no additional cost. For mediations or arbitrations held elsewhere, the parties shall be responsible for all facility costs including lunch, snacks and beverages.