ADR FEES & POLICIES 

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Fees and Policies
Administrative Fees

$250 per party for mediations/$500 per party for arbitrations

An administrative fee may be charged for Special Master proceedings; please consult with an Alaris administrator for details. 

The administrative fee includes coordination and scheduling time, use of Alaris facilities and conference rooms, complimentary snacks and beverages, document handling and exchange facilitation, copying, faxing, postage and administrative support.

Courier service, express or overnight mail charges and technology services such as projectors, screens, video-conferencing or other presentation equipment needs are not covered and will be invoiced to the party requesting or incurring same. Lunch will be provided upon request and invoiced to the parties at cost. 

Neutral Fees

Average range: $200-$500+ per hour. 

Neutrals set their own hourly rate and professional time incurred can include, but is not limited to, preparation time, phone/conference calls, the dispute resolution session(s) and any follow-up time, and any expected research or reading time incurred. 

Depending on the distance traveled, arbitrators and mediators may charge for travel time, mileage and expenses. A portion of the neutral's hourly rate is retained by Alaris as part of its administrative fee. 

Cancellation Policy

No administrative fees if case is withdrawn before ADR session is scheduled. 

Alaris ADR does not charge an administrative fee if a case is withdrawn before a dispute resolution session has been scheduled. However, if a proceeding is cancelled or withdrawn after Alaris ADR has confirmed a date with the parties and neutral, Alaris ADR will be entitled to its administrative fee and the neutral is entitled to a minimum (2) two-hour cancellation charge and/or may bill for any time actually spent on the case. 

A case that has been scheduled for more than one day which is cancelled, settled or withdrawn within ten (10) business days of the confirmed date may also be assessed a minimum (4) four-hour cancellation charge for the neutral in addition to any time actually incurred by the neutral and the administrative fee. 

Payment Policy

All fees are split between the parties. 

All fees and expenses will be split equally between the parties unless there is an agreement otherwise governing the apportionment. 

Alaris ADR may require the parties to deposit such sums of money as deemed necessary to cover the expense of the proceeding, including the neutral's compensation. At the conclusion of the matter, Alaris ADR shall bill the parties, or otherwise render an accounting to the parties if a deposit has been made. 

Payment is due to Alaris ADR upon receipt of the bill or accounting. In the event that a matter would continue more than 30 days beyond the initial session, Alaris ADR may also render an interim billing in addition to the billing at the conclusion of the matter. 

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