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My philosophy on the value of the Alternative Dispute Resolution

The best resolved dispute is one where the parties to that dispute enter into a negotiated mutually acceptable agreement and thus have direct input and control over the outcome. The parties write the end to the story with settlement terms that are agreed to by all, thereby eliminating having to subject themselves to the risks of letting someone else control the outcome of the dispute.

 

Rates:

Mediation Fees:

FRESNO


Lee Jacobson charges $2,500 for a half day mediation in Fresno. Please note that a half day mediation consists of two (2) hours of preparation and a four (4) hour mediation session. Additional billing for extensive preparation, additional mediation time or follow-up will be submitted when appropriate at the rate of $400 per hour. CANCELLATION POLICY: The entire mediation fee may be charged if the mediation is cancelled for any reason within twenty- eight (28) days of the scheduled mediation date.


Lee Jacobson charges $4,500 for a full day mediation in Fresno. Please note that a full day mediation consists of two (2) hours of preparation and an eight (8) hour mediation session. Additional billing for extensive preparation, additional mediation time or follow-up will be submitted when appropriate at the rate of $400 per hour. CANCELLATION POLICY: The entire mediation fee may be charged if the mediation is cancelled for any reason within twenty- eight (28) days of the scheduled mediation date.

BAKERSFIELD / MODESTO


Lee Jacobson charges $5,500 for a full day mediation in Bakersfield/Modesto. Please note that the full day consists of two (2) hours of preparation and an eight (8) hour mediation session. Additional billing for extensive preparation, additional mediation time or follow-up will be submitted when appropriate at the rate of $400 per hour. CANCELLATION POLICY: The entire mediation fee may be charged if the mediation is cancelled for any reason within twenty- eight (28) days of the scheduled mediation date.


Lee Jacobson charges $3,250 for a half day mediation in Bakersfield/Modesto. Please note that the half day mediation consists of two (2) hours of preparation and a four (4) hour mediation session. Additional billing for extensive preparation, additional mediation time or follow-up will be submitted when appropriate at the rate of $400 per hour. CANCELLATION POLICY: The entire mediation fee may be charged if the mediation is cancelled for any reason within twenty- eight (28) days of the scheduled mediation date.

For mediations in other counties, please contact Lee Jacobson or Sonia Patel Dalton for rates.

Arbitration Rates:

Non-Refundable Arbitration Case Management Fee (includes Conflict Check and Code of Civil Procedure Section 1281.9 Disclosure): $500 per party

A daily rate of $4,500 for will be charged for each anticipated day of hearing. That rate includes up to eight (8) hours of hearing time on each scheduled day and up to two (2) hours of reading and research time per day. Other professional time, including conference calls or in-person conferences, pre and post session reading and research, extended hearing time, and award preparation will be billed at the current hourly rate of $450 per hour.