CDSC is committed to ensuring that our mediation services are accessible to everyone who seeks them.

Mediation Fees for Individuals

Income & Assets
Individual Annual Gross
Fee
Per Person, Per Session
< $25,000 $40
$25,000 - $35,000 $75
$35,000 - $50,000 $135
$50,000 - $100,000 $260
> $100,000 $375

 

  • Our fees are per session (not per hour).
  • The mediation fee is per person, based on individual (or household) gross income. A mediation session typically lasts 2-3 hours.
  • CDSC's fees include administrative costs related to the mediation.
  • Mediation fees are determined by CDSC staff at time of initial intake interview. Payment is made prior to a mediation session.
  • District Court Cases: Fees waived, in accordance with District Court policy for referrals to court-approved mediation programs.
  • Please note that for any cancellation with less than 24 hours' notice (1 business day) payment of full fee is required.

Mediation Fees for Businesses and Organizations

  Businesses &
For-Profit Groups
Non-Profit Groups
Case Administration Fee:
One-time payment, per case
$250 $150
Fee per Session:
Revenue/Budget:
   
< $250,000 $400 $200
$250,000 - $750,000 $500 $250
$750,000 - $1.5M $600 $300
> $1.5M $700 $350

 

  • Our fees are per session (not per hour).
  • A mediation session typically lasts 2-3 hours.
  • Single session fee includes the services of two mediators, working with maximum of two participants.
  • There will be an additional fee of $100 per session ($50 per session for non-profit groups) for any session involving three or four participants; fees for mediations involving larger groups are subject to negotiation.
  • Please note that for any cancellation with less than 24 hours' notice (1 business day), payment of full fee is required.

Mediation Fees for Condo Associations

The condo fee is based on a per unit charge. The unit charge is established by the assessed value of the property.

Unit Assessed Value Fee
$200,000 or less $100/unit per session
$201,000 to 300,000 $150/unit per session
$301,000 to 400,000 $200/unit per session
$50 increase for each $100,000 of assessed value over $401,000.

 

In addition, there is a one-time administrative fee based on the number of individuals to be contacted.

Administrative Fee (one time)
For up to 4 individuals $100
For up to 6 individuals $150
More than 6 $200 to $500 TBD

 

  • Our fees are per session (not per hour). A mediation sessions typically lasts 2-3 hours.
  • Mediation fees are determined by CDSC staff at time of initial intake interview. Payment is made at the beginning of a mediation session.
  • CDSC's fees include administrative costs related to the mediation.
  • Please note that for any cancellation with less than 24 hours' notice (1 business day) payment of full fee is required.
  • View CDSC's Policies and Procedures here

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