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Alternative Dispute Resolution

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The full-service support you need during your mediation or arbitration

Lexitas Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) offers online dispute resolution (ODR) for all mediations and arbitrations. The breakout room feature within our videoconferencing platform offers the same level of privacy and confidentiality you can expect from an in-person mediation. Document and screen-sharing capabilities offer a convenient and accessible option for mediations and arbitrations.
  • Online and hybrid arbitrations nationwide, or in-person in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, and Kansas
  • Flat-fee mediations
  • Online Dispute Resolution through videoconferencing
  • Neutrals are distinguished attorneys and retired judges with various areas of expertise
Neutrals

We manage a panel of qualified neutrals with a range of expertise.

We work with an expert team of arbitrators and mediators who are prepared to professionally settle your formal or informal dispute outside of the courtroom. Our panel consists of distinguished trial attorneys and retired judges from across the country, with various areas of competence so you can choose a decision maker with expertise that mirrors the nature of your dispute.
Mediation

Mediation

Our highly skilled mediators are dedicated to the entire mediation process, from reading the written statements to final execution of the settlement agreement. Available in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, and Kansas.
Arbitration

Arbitration

Lexitas offers arbitrations in-person, on-line or a hybrid of both in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, and Kansas. Each arbitration is unique, and we work with the parties to facilitate their needs.
Online Dispute Resolution

Online Dispute Resolution

Lexitas ADR offers online dispute resolution (ODR) for all mediations and arbitrations. Neutrals are trained and proficient in facilitating online ADR.

Flat-Fee Mediation

Our ADR services include the use of Lexitas facilities and conference rooms, complimentary snacks and beverages, document handling and exchange facilitation, administrative support and more – all at a reasonable fee for each party.

Administrative Fees

$250 per party for mediations/$500 per party for arbitrations

An administrative fee may be charged for Special Master proceedings; please consult with an Lexitas administrator for details. 

Lexitas charges an upfront administrative fee when an arbitration hearing or mediation session has been scheduled. If a case settles or is withdrawn after Lexitas has confirmed a date with the parties, Lexitas will retain its administrative fee and the neutral is entitled to a minimum (2) two-hour cancellation charge and/or may bill for any time actually spent on the case. 

The upfront per party administrative fee includes coordination, conflict checks, scheduling and confirmation.

Parties attending mediation will enjoy the use of Lexitas’ facilities and state-of-the-art conference rooms, complimentary tea, soda, coffee and snacks, copying, postage and administrative support.

Courier service, express or overnight mail charges and technology services such as projectors, screens, video-conferencing or other presentation equipment needs are not covered and will be invoiced to the party requesting or incurring same. Lunch will be provided upon request and invoiced to the parties. 

Neutral Fees

Average range: $250-$600+ per hour. 

Neutrals set their own hourly rate and professional time incurred can include, but is not limited to, preparation time, phone/conference calls, the dispute resolution session(s) and any follow-up time, and any expected research or reading time incurred. 

Depending on the distance traveled, arbitrators and mediators may charge for travel time, mileage and expenses. A portion of the neutral's hourly rate is retained by Lexitas as part of its administrative fee. 

Cancellation Policy

Lexitas ADR does not charge an administrative fee if a case is withdrawn before a dispute resolution session has been scheduled. However, if a proceeding is cancelled or withdrawn after Lexitas ADR has confirmed a date with the parties and neutral, Lexitas ADR will retain its administrative fee and the neutral is entitled to a minimum (2) two-hour cancellation charge and/or may bill for any time actually spent on the case. 

A case that has been scheduled which is later cancelled, settled or withdrawn within ten (10) business days of the confirmed date may also be assessed a minimum (4) four-hour cancellation charge for the neutral in addition to any time actually incurred by the neutral and the administrative fee. 

Payment Policy

All fees are split between the parties. 

All fees and expenses will be split equally between the parties unless there is an agreement otherwise governing the apportionment. 

Lexitas ADR may require the parties to deposit such sums of money as deemed necessary to cover the expense of the proceeding, including the neutral's compensation. At the conclusion of the matter, Lexitas ADR shall bill the parties, or otherwise render an accounting to the parties if a deposit has been made. 

Payment is due to Lexitas ADR upon receipt of the bill or accounting. In the event that a matter would continue more than 30 days beyond the initial session, Lexitas ADR may also render an interim billing in addition to the billing at the conclusion of the matter.