Tuesday, February 08, 2005

94 Hours a Day – That’s a Long Day!

Florida Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators, Rule 10.380 Fees and Expenses, provides that “A mediator holds a position of trust. Fees charged for mediation services shall be reasonable and consistent with the nature of the case.”

General guiding principles in determining fees in Rule 10.380(b)(1) include that “any charges for mediation services based on time shall not exceed actual time spent or allocated.”

Take a look at this article from law.com which describes what happened to a solo practitioner [a lawyer] who billed the U.S. Navy for up to 94 hours for one day’s work – he must have been a very fast worker!

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