• hourly rate for pre-hearing and post-hearing time; daily rate for the hearing


  • flat fee per day for mediation sessions; fee varies according to amount in controversy and number of parties
  • daily fee is usually inclusive of preparation time

Special Master

  • hourly rate for reading and short hearings
  • daily rate for longer hearings

Neutral Evaluation

  • usually a 1-day session with counsel
  • (1) to assist in valuing case for settlement, or
  • (2) to provide neutrals perspective regarding arguments and theories, or
  • (3) both
  • hourly rate