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STANDARD MEDIATION SESSION OR ARBITRATION HEARING

Our standard fee for a mediation session or arbitration hearing of up to two hours is $495.00 per party. If more time than two hours is required for a mediation session or arbitration hearing, each additional hour of service will be billed at $195.00 per hour for each party. Such additional charges include any necessary review of documents. If requesting a full day arbitration or mediation, the fee will be $1,475.00 per party. All fees are payable in advance of the scheduled mediation session or arbitration hearing.

ARBITRATION SCHEDULING

Parties may schedule arbitration hearing time in 2-hour blocks. NEMA requires prepayment of the fee for all hearings of $495.00 per party. Additional time for documentation review/analysis will be billed on an hourly basis of $195.00 per party, per hour.

THREE MEMBER PANEL ARBITRATION HEARING

If the parties choose to have their dispute heard by a panel of three arbitrators, our fee for an arbitration hearing of up to two hours is $995.00 per party. If more time than two hours is required, each additional hour of service will be billed at $350.00 per hour for each party. Such additional charges include any necessary review of documents by the neutral(s). All fees are payable in advance of the scheduled arbitration hearing.

EVALUATION ANALYSIS SCHEDULING

A party may desire to have their case(s) evaluated. This is an in-depth analysis of the strengths and weaknesses and ranges of potential settlement of an individual case(s). This evaluation fee is $495.00 for a two hour minimum with each additional hour of service to be billed at $195.00 per hour.

TRAVEL

Travel time for sessions held outside of the Metro Boston and South Shore area may be billed at $125.00 per hour for Attorney Dennis J. Calcagno.

MEDIATION SCHEDULING

Parties may schedule mediation session time in either ½ day or full day (9:00am – 5:00pm) blocks. Please contact our office to discuss flexibility for ½ day (morning or afternoon) sessions. Please contact our office for fee schedule regarding out-of-state, multi-day, multi-party, or complex mediation matters.

CANCELLATION/POSTPONEMENT FEES

Postponement and cancellation fees are applicable beginning when a matter has been confirmed to the parties for session, in writing, via email, facsimile, and/or regular mail. For Standard Sessions Postponements within 10 business days from the scheduled session are billed $250.00, and postponements more than 10 business days from the scheduled session are billed $100.00. All postponement fees are billed to the party requesting postponement.

In the event that a session is cancelled and not rescheduled within 10 business days of the scheduled session, the full standard hearing fee of $495.00 is payable by each party. Cancellations more than 10 business days from the scheduled session are billed at 50% of the standard hearing fee of $250.00, payable by each party. This applies to both settled and unsettled cases. In the event that a Full Day Session is cancelled within 10 business days, the full fee of $1,475.00 per scheduled session day is payable by each party. Cancellations more than 10 business days and less than 20 business days are billed at $737.50 per party, and cancellations more than 20 business days are billed at $500.00 per party.

PAYMENT POLICY

Each party’s fee is due 10 business days before the first session. Checks should be made payable to Northeast Mediation & Arbitration, LLC (Federal ID: 51-0612252). Unless otherwise instructed in advance, all billing will be directed to counsel. Counsel and parties are jointly responsible for payment of all fees.

Effective: April 1, 2015