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Frequently Asked Questions

Where would my mediation or arbitration be held?
How much does a typical one-day mediation cost?
What happens when a mediation is completed?
Who pays for the cost of a mediation?
Can I compel the other side of my dispute to mediate?
Where can I find more information about mediation and arbitration?

Q. Where would my mediation or arbitration be held?
A. Ron's office has a suite of offices designed for mediation. Facilities include a mediation room and a break out room. Coffee and condiments are supplied.

Q. What is the typical cost of a one-day mediation?
A. Mediations are billed on an hourly basis at a four-hour minimum. The typical cost for a day is in the range of $1,500.00. This includes facilities and coffee.

Q. What happens when a mediation is completed?
A. Typically, the parties are sent a letter outlining the agreements they reached at the mediation, subject to the advice of their legal counsel. The lawyers draft an agreement based on that letter.

Q. Who pays for the cost of a mediation?
A. The parties usually share the cost.

Q. Can I compel the other side of my dispute to mediate?
A. Under the Notice to Mediate provisions, in most civil matters, other than family matters, one or the other of the parties can serve the other side with a Notice to Mediate - and the other side is required to mediate. There are provisions for the appointment of a mediator under the Notice to Mediate regulations.

Q. Where can I find out more about mediation?
A. The BC Mediator Roster Society has a website at www.mediator-roster.bc.ca. The BC Arbitration and Mediation Institute has a website at www.amibc.org. For more information, please visit the Links section of this site.