Roster mediators set their own fees. Parties pay the mediator directly. This cost is not covered by the court. Most mediators charge between $200.00 and $250.00 per hour. Parties should agree before mediation on how this cost will be shared.
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If the parties are able to resolve their dispute in mediation, the terms of the agreement are written down. The legal action is over when all the terms of the agreement have been fulfilled. The agreement may include terms that the Court could not impose.
Any agreement reached is entered into freely and voluntarily by the parties.
Parties can choose any mediator they want, including a mediator that is not on the roster. However, mediators who are not on the roster may not have the training and experience that is required of all roster mediators.
Mediators who are not on the roster are also not bound by the complaint process or the Code of Conduct and Ethics administered by the Civil Claims Mediation Program.