To initiate the mediation process, if you and the other party(ies) to the mediation have pre-committed to mediation (you have signed an agreement that contains a mediation clause) and all parties have agreed to mediate at the C.A.R. Consumer Mediation Center (you may use C.A.R. Form DM to make a demand for mediation and request that the mediation occur at the Center) then take these steps:
2. Provide a copy of completed and signed Form RM along with the non-refundable filing cost of $200 made payable to C.A.R. Mediation Center as follows.
C.A.R. Mediation Center
Attn: Mediation Administrator
525 S. Virgil Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90020
Once your completed Form RM and filing costs have been received your request will be forwarded to your requested mediator and your mediator will contact you to begin the mediation process. You will receive an email confirmation from the Center confirming the assignment to your mediator. This email will contain your mediator’s full contact information. All scheduling and arrangements for the mediator’s hourly fee deposit and payment will be made directly with your mediator.
If you and the other party(ies) to the mediation have not pre-committed to mediation we recommend that you obtain written consent to mediate from all parties prior to beginning the mediation process. You may ask the other party(ies) to complete Form RRM to consent to the mediation or seek legal counsel to assist you with this process.