Mediation Services Can Save You Money and Preserve Relationships
CAI's Mediation Service provides a low-cost method for you to resolve conflicts in a non-hostile environment and find that common ground between you and a disputing party.
If you are an owner facing a dispute with your homeowners association, an HOA in disagreement with one of your owners, or a service provider in dispute with an HOA client and interested in preserving your relationship with the members of the board, committee members, community manager, etc., you may wish to consider CAI's Mediation Service. Here are some additional considerations:
- Mediation is the fastest, most effective solution to conflicts between homeowners, as well as homeowners in conflict with their Association
- Mediation has a much higher success rate, is far less expensive, and almost always achieves a better result than a lawsuit
- The law now requires mediation or arbitration in most cases where a lawsuit has been brought
< Our Mediation Services Committee was established to provide a low-cost, easy way to obtain a qualified, experienced source for mediating all types of disputes.
The purpose of the Mediation Services Committee is to enlist, facilitate and coordinate qualified mediators to serve both HOA managers and boards, as well as homeowners and vendors involved with community associations. Our mediators have agreed to provide their services at a reduced rate through the Chapter. This service is available to both members and non-members; however, CAI membership provides an even greater reduction in fees. All mediators are experienced and impartial.
The Chapter shall charge a flat $100 Administrative Fee, which shall be paid directly to the Chapter and submitted with the Request for Mediation Services Form (Download below). The Mediator's fee shall be a flat $400 for three (3) hours. If the parties wish to continue the Mediation beyond three (3) hours, the Mediator shall charge no more than $300 per hour, which rate shall be fully disclosed to the parties prior to the commencement of the Mediation session.
To schedule a mediation or obtain more information, telephone the CAI Greater Los Angeles Chapter office at 818-500-8636. A staff member will put you in touch with one of our mediators, so you can take the first step towards resolution. Give it a try today. What do you have to lose?
Mediators participating in the program:
Jason Adams, Esq., Gibbs Giden Locher Turner Senet & Wittbrodt, LLP
Wendy Fassberg, Esq., Fassberg Mediation Services
Barry Ross, Esq., Ross Mediation Services
Debra Sheppard, Esq., Debra L. Sheppard & Associates