How much will mediation cost?

Source: North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission pamphlet “Mediated Settlement Conferences in Superior Court Civil Actions”

If you, the other party or parties, and the attorneys involved in your case agree upon a certified mediator and notify the court of your selection, the mediator’s fee will be arrived at by agreement with the mediator. If you cannot agree, the court will appoint a certified mediator. Rule 7.B. of the North Carolina Supreme Court Rules implementing the Mediation Settlement Conference Program provides for court-appointed mediators to be compensated at the rate of $150.00 per hour for mediation services plus a $150.00 one time, per case administrative fee for scheduling. Unless otherwise agreed or ordered by the court, the fee will be paid in equal shares by the parties and is due at the conclusion of mediation.

Attribution: Chief Justice Sarah E. Parker, Supreme Court of North Carolina, Judge W. David Lee, Chairman, North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission

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