CCBA Mediation Program
Mediation will often end up costing the parties less in overall fees while also working to reach a result that will both satisfy each party while working faster than the court system.
Mediation is a mutual process in which an impartial person facilitates communication between the conflicted parties to aid the Parties in resolving the conflict. The Parties have the opportunity to listen to and talk with each other, share information, consider each other’s perspectives, and make voluntary informed decisions, with the assistance of the Mediator. The Mediator does not have the authority to make decisions or impose a solution on the Parties.
The Mediator, even though trained as a lawyer, does not represent any Party and does not give legal advice. The Mediator will have no liability for any act or omission in connection with the Mediation.
It begins by both parties agreeing to be bound by the terms of the Mediation Program Agreement. Once the form is mailed to us along with the party information and proper payment, we will assign a mediator to your case. If you should choose to do so a list of mediators can be provided and you can pick from the list based on their background information and the type of case you are mediating.
$750 (For up to 3 hours Mediation)*
(If room rental is required at the CCBA, $150-$200 depending on room requirements, up to 3 hours.)
*Payable to the CCBA who then distributes it to the Mediator minus a $150 administration fee. If mediation is withdrawn before selection of a Mediator, $600 will be refunded to the parties, $450 after selection of a mediator. If withdrawal of mediation occurs within 5 business days prior to the mediation date, no refund will be provided.