To meet legal needs during the COVID-19-pandemic, Garcia Mediation has complete virtual mediation capability, including 4k UHD conference camera room system.
Mediation/Arbitration time will be charged at the rate of $350* per hour ($175 per hour, per party for two party mediations).
For “multiparty” mediations with three (3) parties, the rate is $150 per hour, per party, and mediations with four (4) or more parties will be billed at the rate of $125 per hour, per party. “Parties” to the mediation, as used herein, refers to the named parties to the litigation as well as any interested parties or representatives in attendance.
Mediation services may be booked in half-day or full-day increments. Additional charges may apply for special accommodations including evening and weekend appointments. • All half-day mediations provide for four (4) hours of mediation services and are charged at a two (2) hour minimum. • Full-day mediations provide for eight (8) hours of mediation services and are charged at a six (6) hour minimum.
Each party is responsible for paying a deposit equal to the minimum charge associated with the length of booking.
For mediations occurring outside of Hillsborough and Pinellas counties, charges for travel time will be determined on a case by case basis (please contact Garcia Mediation for further information). Parties shall divide mediation fees equally, unless otherwise agreed to.
The mediator is entitled to compensation for all time spent on the case including but not limited to: • Reasonable travel accommodations and transportation • Administrative and clerical costs • Attendance at the mediation conference • Preparation for and follow-up to the mediation, including telephone conferences • Collection efforts (including but not limited to attorney fees and costs) • Preparation of the parties’ agreement and the Mediation Report to the Court
Parties agree to waive any part of a Court order inconsistent with these terms.
*Rates applicable to cases involving FL § 720.11 will be billed at $280 per hour ($140 per hour, per party for two party mediations).
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