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      Rule 10.  Fees and costs for mediators.

      (A)  Mediators shall be entitled to remuneration of up to $1,000 per case, unless otherwise authorized by the commissioner for good cause shown.

      (B)  Mediators are entitled to recover the costs, not to exceed $250, that the mediator reasonably incurs. Costs recoverable by the mediator are limited to:

             (1) Reasonable costs for facsimiles;

             (2) Reasonable costs for photocopies;

             (3) Reasonable costs for long distance telephone calls;

             (4) Reasonable costs for postage;

             (5) Reasonable costs for travel and lodging; and

             (6) Reasonable costs for secretarial services.

      (C)  Fees and costs of the mediator are paid equally by the parties unless otherwise stipulated.

      (D)  If required by the mediator, each party to a case within the program shall deposit with the mediator, within 15 days of request by the mediator, a sum of up to $250 as an advance toward the mediator’s fees and costs. If any party fails to pay their portion of the mediator’s fees and costs within the time prescribed in this subsection, the district court shall, after giving appropriate notice and opportunity to be heard, enter a judgment and a writ of execution against the delinquent party for the amount owed by the party to the mediator, together with any fees and costs incurred by the mediator in the collection of the fees and costs.

      (E)  If one of the parties to the mediation is an indigent person who was exempted under NRS 12.015 from paying a filing fee, the mediator may not collect a fee or costs from any party to the mediation.

      [Added; effective March 1, 2005.]

About the Author

Jay Young is a Las Vegas, Nevada attorney. His practice focuses on acting as an Arbitrator and Mediator.

Mr. Young can be reached at 702.667.4868 or at jay@h2law.com.

 

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