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The following is a copy of our standard Mediation Agreement which provides further description of the rules and procedures applicable to the mediation process as administered by LOI.

MEDIATION AGREEMENT

WHEREAS, the undersigned parties, through their counsel or representatives, have retained Legal Options, Inc. to provide mediation services for the purpose of assisting them in their effort to resolve an existing dispute upon mutually acceptable terms and conditions, said parties agree as follows:

1. The parties have selected Geoffrey B. White as "mediator" to structure, monitor and facilitate their negotiations through a voluntary, non-binding process of mediation. Each party shall compensate Legal Options, Inc. for each session of mediation at the rate of $600.00 per party per half day (up to three hours) or $1,200.00 per party per full day (up to six hours). Each party shall compensate Legal Options, Inc. at the rate of $150.00 per party per hour for time spent by the mediator in excess of the scheduled half or full day session. Any party may withdraw from the mediation at any time and for any reason. However, any party cancelling a mediation within five business days of the scheduled session shall be responsible for payment of a cancellation fee in the amount of $500.00.

2. Each party agrees to insure that the mediation session is attended by the person or persons who have full and adequate authority to enter into a binding settlement agreement. In the event that any such person necessary for full settlement authority cannot be present, the mediation session can proceed only if such person can be reached by telephone at any time during the mediation. Otherwise, the mediator may elect to postpone the mediation session, in which case a postponement fee in the amount of $500.00 will be charged to the responsible party.

3. The parties agree and acknowledge that: (a) all memoranda and other work product prepared by the mediator and the mediatorís case files shall be confidential and not subject to disclosure in any judicial or administrative proceeding involving any of the parties, and (b) any communication made in the course of and relating to the subject matter of the mediation and which is made in the presence of the mediator by any participant, mediator or other person shall be a confidential communication and not subject to disclosure in any judicial or administrative proceeding. The parties further agree not to subpoena or call as a witness the mediator in any judicial or administrative proceeding related to their dispute.

4. The parties acknowledge the mediatorís role as a neutral and impartial third party whose function in the mediation process is to facilitate their settlement negotiations through procedures which assist the parties in identifying their respective interests and goals, exploring options and alternatives for settlement and assessing the strengths and weaknesses of their respective legal positions and risks at trial. The parties further acknowledge that the mediator is not acting in his capacity as an attorney and is not undertaking to provide legal advice to either party.


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Legal Options, Inc. by ________________________

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