Services

 

My process promotes meaningful communication and strategic negotiation to settle your case efficiently.

Connecting the Dots…

Offering Remote and In-person Services

 

Online Mediation

Online mediation is safe, convenient and effective. Video technology allows mediation to unfold via the Internet much the same way as an in-person mediation. In many cases, the benefits of mediating online may even make it preferable.

With restrictions on in-person meetings, online mediation is a valuable resource. As a Certified Online Mediator through Mediate.com I am dedicated to providing a familiar and dependable experience–on par to mediating in person. Certified Online Mediators are vetted for their background and experience, have training specific to online mediation, and receive ongoing updates to keep their practice current. See more about Online Mediation here, my Mediate.com profile page here, and download my bio here.

 

Case Evaluation

I offer private consultation to assist parties and counsel in evaluating their cases for potential settlement. This service provides an objective view of the strengths and weaknesses of a client’s case with the goal of helping them determine how to position the case toward obtaining an optimal settlement.

 

Neutral Case Management

In bigger, more complex disputes, and in the context of providing mediation services, I offer neutral case management services to maximize the potential for resolution at mediation. This can invlove working with the parties to develop a case management plan with the objective of identifying the barriers to settlement and putting together an action plan to address those obstacles. Once the parties identify information necessary to be able to properly evaluate their case for mediation, I work with the parties to obtain that information in a cost-effective manner. Neutral case management can be especially valuable in pre-suit matters to keep litigation costs down.

 

Fees

Mediation is a combination of art, skill and training. Mediators have individual styles based upon their background, personality, training and experience. I encourage the selection of an appropriate mediator for each situation. Whether or not we have previously worked together, I am happy to discuss your particular case to see if I am the right fit. (If not, I can refer you to other great mediators.)

Fees:

Full-day* $2000/party for 2 party

$1600/party for3 party

$1250/party for 4+ party

Half-day* $1200/party for 2 party

$900/party for 3 party

For a complementary consultation or to schedule a mediation please email jason@rosenresolution.com or call (206) 295-4624.

The Mediation Fee includes the scheduling and administering of the mediation session, all preparation time, all pre-mediation meetings and phone calls, the review of materials, legal research where necessary, the mediation session itself, and routine post mediation communication where appropriate to facilitate closure. I typically spend at least as much time preparing for the mediation than the actual time allotted to the mediation session itself. The Mediation Fee encompasses this preparation time.

*Half-day consists of up to 4 hours, Full-day consists of up to 8 hours. Additional time will be billed at $500 per hour (apportioned per the parties’ agreement).

Frequently Asked Questions

Does online mediation work?

In short, yes! Mediators and parties who have participated in online mediations have attested for years that it is just as effective as in-person mediation.

How does online mediation work? at?

After the parties have agreed on a date and time, a link to participate in a video mediation is provided. Most of my mediations are conducted on Zoom. (But there are other platforms available.) Zoom–with its ‘Breakout Rooms’–is very effective for online mediation, allowing for private conference rooms. The mediator can move people in and out of these rooms as desired, just like an in-person mediation. Before any mediation session, you will need the software and/or apps from Zoom necessary for your participation in the online mediation sessions. Because I have a Pro Plan, with unlimited meeting time, you only need the free Personal Use Plan software and/or app and a free personal account. Once you have downloaded Zoom, you should familiarize yourself with the operation of the platform. Zoom has tutorials available at https://support.zoom.us, and I am happy to have a “practice” meeting before any mediation session.

Who can participate in an online mediation?

Anyone who would participate in a face-to-face mediation can participate online (including expert witnesses, structured settlement consultants, translators, etc.)

How much does online mediation cost?

My fees for an online mediation are typically the same as in-person because the parties are getting the same level of service. However, there are cost savings to mediating online. Travel costs, facility fees, mediator travel time, etc. are all out the window. (Rates and more information about my mediation philosophy can be found here.)

How much does online mediation cost?

My fees for an online mediation are typically the same as in-person because the parties are getting the same level of service. However, there are cost savings to mediating online. Travel costs, facility fees, mediator travel time, etc. are all out the window. (Rates and more information about my mediation philosophy can be found here.)

What equipment do I need?.

A computer/laptop with video camera and a microphone are ideal for online mediation. Telephones and tablets with video screens can be used, but are less effective and may have limited capabilities.

Do I need an internet connection?

You will need a secure WiFi or Ethernet (hard-wired) connection for your computer. Test the speed and dependability of your connection BEFORE your mediation by hosting a meeting by yourself or with others. DO NOT use a public access WiFi connection, such as those available in public spaces and businesses as they are not secure and your information may be at risk in that situation.

Is online mediation safe and private?

You will need a secure WiFi or Ethernet (hard-wired) connection for your computer. Test the speed and dependability of your connection BEFORE your mediation by hosting a meeting by yourself or with others. DO NOT use a public access WiFi connection, such as those available in public spaces and businesses as they are not secure and your information may be at risk in that situation.

What if I want to show documents or other materials?

Participants can easily share electronic files with others in their meeting. This includes Word documents, PDFs, PowerPoint presentations, photographs, videos, etc. Participants can also edit and/or mark-up documents. Files can be shared directly from a participant’s computer, or provided to the mediator to share.

How is a settlement agreement signed at the end of an online mediation if everyone is in a different location? rials?

I use Docusign.com as a secure platform for the execution of documents required during the mediation process (more information can be found at www.docusign.com).

Does everyone have to be on video and in a separate location?

Not necessarily. If there is a reason for the mediator to engage with one or more of the parties face-to-face, that can be arranged (subject to proper social-distancing protocols.) Likewise, if a party and their attorney want to participate from the same location and/or on the same device, that can be accommodated. (Although, that has some drawbacks I would be happy to discuss.) In addition, participation by telephone, email and/or chat may be effective in some cases.

Where can I do an online mediation?

Any private, comfortable location with good lighting and a good internet connection.

Connecting the Dots…

I am willing to travel as necessary (and advisable, under social distancing guidelines) to conduct the mediation session, as well as mediate on weekends and/or evenings as an accommodation to the parties when requested. Additional fees may be proposed based on the individual circumstances of each matter.