TMS Event Details

Event Title: TMS East Bay Society Session: Mediator Billing Etiquette: Rates, Billing Practices and Cancellation Policies

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Date: Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Time: 12:00 AM


Noon-1:30 p.m.

Law & Mediation Offices of Frederick Hertz
1970 Broadway, Suite 1200
Oakland, CA 94612

Please provide your own lunch – no charge to attend!

Please RSVP to or 510-393-7117

Come discuss the unmentionable – fees and billing! We will provide survey results of Bay Area mediator billing rates and other common practices of TMS’ experienced mediators. We will then have an open discussion in which we can share our own experiences with differing practices and collection processes. Our goal is to encourage a frank conversation about this topic, including a discussion of what practices are most beneficial/easily implemented commonly used. Come away with new ideas to implement in your own solo practices and tips on maximizing payment for your mediation services.

Discussion Leaders
Claudia M. Viera is an experienced attorney-mediator focusing on mediation of employment and workplace disputes (both pre- and post-litigation). She formerly litigated with Littler Mendelson and is now a professional neutral, trainer and investigator of workplace harassment and discrimination claims. She mediates for various federal and state appellate court panels. She is a recent five-term Co-Chair of the SF Bar Association’s Mediation Committee and three-term President of the Board of Directors of SEEDS Community Resolution Center. She offers her neutral services in both English and Spanish. For more information, please visit:

Frederick Hertz mediates all varieties of property co-ownership and asset disputes, including cohabitation and domestic partnership registration conflicts, marital dissolutions, and TIC and family co-ownership conflicts, as well as all varieties of real estate matters. He represents parties in formation agreement (pre-nups) and serves as negotiation counsel for parties in conflict, and is the co-author of Nolo Press’ Legal Guide for Lesbian & Gay Couples and Making It Legal: Same-Sex Marriage, Domestic Partnerships & Civil Unions.