Service as a Mediator, Arbitrator and Private Trial Resolution Judge pursuant to Section 44.104 FS, unless otherwise agreed, are normally billed at the rate of $350 hour regardless of the number of parties or as set by statute or court order. There is a minimum charge of two hours for a half day mediation and four hours for a full day mediation. Reduced rates may be available for sessions lasting multiple days.
A onetime fee is charged for administrative setup and review of basic confidential mediation summaries regardless of the number of mediations conducted in a single case. Additional independent research and review of pleadings and complex mediation summaries are billed at the mediators' normal hourly rate.
Travel within the 19th Judicial Circuit (Indian River, St. Lucie, Martin and Okeechobee Counties) and to Brevard County is not generally charged or charged at a reduced rate.
Travel outside the 19th Circuit and Brevard County is billed at the mediators' normal hourly rate absent other arrangements.
We do not bill for normal daily mediation costs such as mileage and most meals.
However for overnight stays, we bill for the reasonable cost of accommodations and evening meals.