Alternative Dispute Resolution in civil matters refers to all cases involving disputes that may be filed in the Superior Court, or that pursuant to contract or other agreement are subject to Alternative Dispute Resolution proceedings.
Deposits are required when services are requested. Deposit will be credited to the payer’s share of the ADR service fee.
California Arbitration & Mediation Services does not charge any administrative fees.
Fees for Family Law Matters are set by the individual panelists.
Facility fees will be charged at the rate charged by the facility.
Arbitration shall require either a self-executing contract provision, Written agreement to arbitration, stipulation, or court order.
Referee and Special Master engagements hall require either a self-executing contract provision, Written agreement, stipulation or court order.
The minimum fee for civil mediation is set by your panelist and typically includes . This includes up to one hour of preparation time and up to 4 hours of mediation time. Every hour, or portion thereof after the first 4 hours is billed at the per hour rate.
Arbitration Fees are paid at the one-day rate
Fees for cases involving 4 or more parties and/or presenting complex legal or factual issues are quoted separately with the individual panelist. There are separate fee schedules for family law matters.
Payment is made in advance based upon the time estimates agreed upon by the parties. The parties are paying to retain the Panelist’s services exclusively for the time estimated. The payment for the estimated reservation time does not represent an hourly fee deposit, rather it is a pure retainter for the time estimated.