Mediator Assignments & Fees

Assigning or Selecting a Mediator


The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Office assigns mediators to cases on a rotational basis from its list of program-approved mediators. Parties may select their own mediator and negotiate a fee as long as the mediator is registered with Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution. If the parties have selected a mediator, this must be indicated in writing and attached to the Mediation Domestic Initiation Form (PDF) or the Mediation Civil Initiation Form (PDF) when case is submitted to the ADR Office.

Fees


If the ADR Office assigns the mediator, the fee is $100 per hour with a 2-hour ($200) minimum. The parties are to share the cost equally and must be prepared to pay the mediator at the time of the session. If parties privately select a mediator, the mediator sets the fee and cancellation policy.  

Fee Reduction or Waivers


Requests for fee reduction or waiver due to a party's inability to pay must be made to the Carroll County ADR Office prior to the session on the appropriate forms which are available from the ADR Office.

Contact Us

  1. Rita D. Carroll


    Program Director

    Superior, State, Probate, and Juvenile Court Mediation

    Email

    Phone: 770-830-5993

    Fax: 770-830-0434


    Carroll County ADR Program


    311 Newnan Street

    3rd Floor Mediation Suite

    Carrollton, GA 30117


    Mailing Address

    P.O. Box 338

    Carrollton, GA 30112



    Brenda Knott


    Magistrate Court Mediation Coordinator

    Email

    Phone: 770-830-5874 (ask for Brenda)
     Phone: 770-830-5983 (direct)
     Fax:  770-830-5851
     

    Carroll County Magistrate Court Mediation


     166-A Independence Drive
     Carrollton, GA  30116
     
    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 338
    Carrollton, GA 30112
     

    Hours


     Monday - Friday
     8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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