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Dear Counsel:

This matter is set for mediation from 9:00 to 5:30 in the third floor conference room at ________ on ________, 199___.

Enclosed please find a checklist that I find useful for parties to use in preparing for mediation.

The Mediation Checklist is an outline or checklist of both administrative matters and steps that make mediation more successful. Under Select Mediator, the mediation fee is $550.00 per side and covers a full day, including lunch,.  The fee is paid at the beginning of the mediation.

In the Checklist, under Confidential Pre-Mediation Papers for Mediator, some attorneys prefer to submit confidential statements before the session. While these are not to be disclosed to any person other than the mediator, they can help the mediator understand any nuances or unusual factors in the case. Preparing pre-submission papers also helps to organize and prepare the case. Some attorneys prefer not to file pre-submission papers as they are useful, but not essential. The choice is yours and the choice you make will not be disclosed to the other side.

Under the Checklist heading, Pre-Mediation Client Caucus are items you might want to cover with your client before we meet. The other topic headings in the Checklist cover session related matters that you may or may not wish to follow.

Parties may smoke in the building halls and in set aside areas.

Administratively, the mediation session will be scheduled from 9:00 A.M. to when we settle or deadlock. We will open in the conference room to the left of the elevators on the third floor of the  ___________. The time and date we are set for is _______day, ___________.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call. I look forward to supporting your efforts to resolve this case.

Sincerely yours,


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