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.
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 $1,600. This includes up to 1⁄2 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 $400 per hour.
The minimum fee for arbitration is $4,500. Matters exceeding 10 hours are charged at $450 per hour thereafter.
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 retention for the time estimated.