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Mediations

Initiating a Mediation

A hearing date may be reserved by contacting our office at Barry@AppellMediation.com or 818-305-6294.

We request the following information:

  • Case name and venue
  • Lawyers and parties involved
  • The parties’ agreement regarding division of the mediation fee
  • Proposed mediation hearing dates
  • Suggested location of mediation (Appell Mediation offices are available for hosting mediations)

Who Should Attend the Mediation

Both parties must have someone present who are authorized to reach an agreement. We strongly recommend physical attendance by decision makers.

Prior to the Mediation

Briefs should be submitted at least five days prior to the mediation hearing.

There is no page limit and briefs should include:

  • Facts
  • Legal claims and basis therefore
  • Procedural background
  • Dispositive motion history, and pending dispositive motions
  • Damages evaluations
  • Expert/consultant reports
  • Settlement demands/offers

After a hearing date has been set and briefs have been submitted, Barry may contact the lawyers prior to the mediation for a pre-hearing telephone conference to discuss issues relating to the mediation hearing.

Mediation Fee

Barry charges a flat rate for all cases, either for a full day or half-day. The mediation fee includes all preparation time, pre-hearing telephone conferences, unlimited time at the mediation hearing and follow up communications with counsel, if necessary. Follow up time of more than 5 hours is subject to additional fees on an hourly basis if the matter is resolved. For cases outside of Los Angeles, Orange and Ventura Counties, an additional fee will be charged which includes travel time and expenses.

Please call our office or email Barry@AppellMediation.com for rates.

When Fee is Due/Cancellations

If full payment is not received in advance of the mediation it may be subject to cancellation. The mediation fee is refundable if the engagement is canceled twenty-one (21) days or more before the scheduled mediation date. Fifty percent of the mediation fee shall be due if the mediation is canceled less than 21 days before the scheduled hearing, but at least 3 days before the hearing, unless the date is re-booked with a different mediation. The full mediation fee is subject to forfeiture if the engagement is canceled or postponed less than three (3) days before the mediation date, unless the date is re-booked with a different mediation.

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