Billing Practices And Payment Terms

For your convenience and ours, our usual practice is to mail invoices for mediation fees to the attorneys for represented parties following mediation. TO ENABLE US TO CONTINUE THIS PRACTICE, WE REQUIRE THE ATTORNEYS TO ASSURE US OF PAYMENT FOR THE STATUTORY OR AGREED SHARE OF THE MEDIATION FEES ALLOCATED TO THEIR CLIENT. If requested, in order to facilitate payment or collection, our mediators will provide handwritten invoice and receive payment at the conclusion of the mediation. Unrepresented parties with no established billing relationship with us will ordinarily be required to make payment at the conclusion of the mediation.

Robert A. Beason

Mediation Fees

Administrative Fee

  • Becomes billable when a date for mediation has been confirmed.

$100 per party

Mediator's Fee

$325 per hour

Rescheduling Fee/Reconvening Fee

$75

Postponement/Cancellation Fee

  • Since the fee is intended to partially compensate for a lost workday, this fee will be waived if we are able to schedule another mediation on your date.
  • The postponement/cancellation fee will be invoiced equally between all parties unless parties agree to allocate otherwise.

$500 in cases cancelled or postponed less than three weeks prior to the scheduled date.

Travel time outside the Triangle (Durham, Orange, Wake and Chatham counties)

$162.50 per hour

BEASON & ELLIS CANCELLATION/FEE POLICY: PLEASE REVIEW UPON RECEIPT AND CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY WITH ANY QUESTIONS.

Please note on the enclosed mediation fee policy that Beason & Ellis charge a cancellation/postponement fee. Both Bob and René are full-time mediators and thus unlike a traditional law practice, a postponed or cancelled day is a lost working day. There is a $500 fee in cases cancelled or postponed less than four weeks prior to the scheduled date, and a $1000 fee in cases cancelled or postponed less than two weeks prior to the scheduled date regardless of its rescheduling or settlement. We will waive the fee if we are able to schedule mediation on that date. We will assume that the fees will be divided evenly among the parties unless we are informed to the contrary. If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please contact us in advance of the mediation.

* Administrative Fee becomes billable when a date for mediation has been confirmed.

Revised April 1, 2010

 

Printable Fee Schedule

Upcoming Mediation Training Dates

  • August 3 - August 7, 2011
    The Friday Center
    Chapel Hill, NC