Scott Baker Mediation offers several fee options for mediation, including a reduced fee for cases with lower amounts in controversy and for mediations conducted remotely.
The following fee schedule applies to:
- A two-party mediation and, for an in-person mediation, at a location provided by the parties (typically at the offices of one of the lawyers for the parties). SBM mediates multi-party disputes and can arrange a facility if the parties are unable to provide one. Contact Scott for the charges applicable to your multi-party mediation or if you do not have a facility available to you. For multi-party mediations, the per party fee decreases.
- Mediations conducted within 100 miles of Austin. Scott is available to travel to locations outside that range. Contact Scott for the applicable charges.
In-Person: $2,200 / party.
Videoconference: $2,075 / party.
A full-day mediation is from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. The full-day mediation fee includes preparation time (including review of materials and calls with counsel), the mediation session, reasonable follow-up if necessary, and lunch (if it is an in-person mediation). Some disputes need more time to get across the finish line. Scott will continue to work into the evening so long as all parties are amenable and the session remains productive. Time after 6 p.m. is charged at an hourly rate to be split between the parties. A full-day mediation will not fail for lack of energy, persistence, patience, grit, and willingness to work long and hard into the evening.
In-Person: $1,325 / party.
Videoconference: $1,250 / party.
Half-day mediations are available in the morning (8:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.) or afternoon (2:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.). The half-day mediation fee includes preparation time (including review of materials and calls with counsel), the mediation session, and reasonable follow-up if necessary. If the dispute needs more mediation time and the parties are amenable (and if everyone is available), additional mediation time will be charged at an hourly rate to be split between the parties.
Disputes with under $50,000 in controversy
$850 / party.
Cases with lesser amounts in dispute can be as complex and need the help of a mediator just as much as other cases. But because the relative cost of mediation to the amount in dispute may discourage parties from using mediation, SBM offers a reduced fee to help those parties benefit from mediation.
- These sessions are available by videoconference from 8:30am–1pm, or 2pm–6:30pm.
- The fee includes preparation time (including calls with counsel), the mediation session, and reasonable follow-up if necessary.
- If the parties wish to extend the mediation session on the day of the mediation and SBM is available to continue the session, then the additional time will be charged at a reduced hourly rate to be split between the parties.
- This fee structure does not apply to cases that involve complex non-monetary claims such as injunctive relief.
*Each mediation participant is a “party” for purposes of the mediation fee unless: 1) he, she, or it has counsel identical to another participant; and (2) he, she, or it can share with the other participant who has identical counsel one room for all private caucuses during mediation.