Sample Agreement



Chadwick Mediation and Arbitration, LLC (CMA) and the undersigned parties agree to mediate this legal dispute as follows:

  1. MEDIATION PROCESS.  Mediation is a non-adversarial settlement negotiation that can only result in a resolution if all parties voluntarily agree.  Nothing is mandatory in the mediation process.
  2. GOOD FAITH.  By signing this agreement, all parties pledge to cooperate and participate in good faith in all Mediation sessions and to use their best efforts to obtain a mutual agreement.
  3. MEDIATOR’S ROLE.  The Mediator will not act as a judge nor as an attorney and will not offer legal advice.  The Mediator shall be neutral and only act to facilitate a mutual agreement between the Parties.  The Mediator’s opinions, suggestions or advice, if any, shall not be binding on anyone.
  4. CAUCUS.  The Mediator may convene a caucus (private meeting) with each Party and their counsel for clarification of issues.  Information developed during the caucus may be kept confidential between a Party and the Mediator based upon the instructions of the Party to the Mediator.  Such information will not be shared unless permission of that Party is obtained.
  5. CONFIDENTIAL AND PRIVILEGED.  All that occurs during the mediation process shall be confidential and shall not be revealed in any subsequent legal proceedings or otherwise.  All Parties agree not to institute any action based on the mediation or to subpoena the Mediator or CMA to testify or produce any records or do anything, at any future legal proceedings.
  6. ADMINISTRATION COST AND MEDIATION FEES.  The fees for the mediation session are in accordance with the Fees and Billing policy provided to all parties.  Expenses, if any, are billed as set forth in such policy.  All fees, expenses, costs and travel time will be split equally among all parties, unless otherwise agreed in writing.  The cost and fees are due when billed and our contract for services is with the attorney(s).  The undersigned attorney(s) agree to such contract for services and agree that they are responsible for, and will make, payment.

This the _____ day of ______________________________, 20 _____.

Signature: _______________________________________________             

Print Name:  _____________________________________________                                      
Title: ___________________________________________________                                          

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Chadwick Mediation & Arbitration, LLC
1450 Greene Street
Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: 706-823-4250
Fax: 706-828-4459

Chadwick Mediation Services
Our Mission: To provide an impartial, constructive and forward-thinking means for resolving disputes with integrity and the preservation of dignity for all involved.