ADR Case Filing
The parties and representatives start a case with a brief description. Then they select 3 or more mediators/arbitrators , rank them and send them to the opposing party along with an invitation to participate in an alternative dispute resolution process through VirtualCourthouse.com. The parties present their case online, schedule a meeting or video conference and use the VirtualCourthouse Secure Confidential asynchronous messaging system.
The VirtualCourthouse.com™ filing fee for participating in a case is $50 for each party. The Neutral fees are as follows:
|Simple Online Neutral Case Evaluation (1 hour or less):||$300|
|Complex Online Neutral Case Evaluation (more than 1 hour):||Neutral's published hourly rate|
|Face to Face Arbitration:||Neutral's published hourly rate|
|Face to Face Mediation:||Neutral's published hourly rate|
Invoices are generated and sent via email every Friday. All invoices are payable in 30 calendar days. Invoices which are not paid within 30 days will be accessed a service charge of 1.5% of the total amount due per month. Upon receipt of the total fee due, VirtualCourthouse will distribute appropriate fees directly to the Neutral. Online decisions in arbitration cases will not be released until payment is received from all parties.