$200 (non-refundable). Filing costs are paid directly to the Center and are due with submission of Form RM (Request for Mediation). Please ensure that the other party to your dispute has agreed to mediate at the C.A.R. Consumer Mediation Center prior to submitting your request. You may use C.A.R. Form DM to assist you in this process.
Make checks payable to: C.A.R. Mediation Center
$150 per hour, first two (2) hours. Mediator’s hourly rate thereafter. A minimum of three (3) hours of mediation time is required. Mediation fees are paid directly to the mediator and your mediator will provide you with payment procedure information as part of the scheduling process.
Each mediator on the panel is an independent contractor and sets his/her own hourly rates. Hourly rates and filing costs are split equally among the parties or per agreement. If the initiating party has paid the full $200 filing cost, the initiating party may reduce his/her deposit to the mediator for any portion of the filing cost not paid by responding party and responding party’s deposit obligation will be increased by such amount.
$200 for cancellation or continuance notices received by the mediator four (4) calendar days or more prior to the scheduled date for the mediation.
$500 for cancellation or continuance notices received by the mediator three (3) calendar days or less prior to the scheduled date for the mediation.
Cancellation/continuance fee is to be paid to the mediator by the party requesting a cancellation or continuance unless otherwise agreed upon. Each mediator on the panel is an independent contractor and may enforce different cancellation and continuance policies.
Notices of cancellation/continuance must be submitted in writing directly to the mediator.
A deposit equal to a minimum of three mediation hours is required by most mediators on the panel. All deposits are paid directly to the mediator.