- Removes the county obligation to fund mediation for indigents.
- Allows the courts to charge for scheduled mediation sessions - although not explicit, it implies that the courts can charge cancellation fees [this is a big deal for private mediators as well].
The bill is lengthy, so just go to pages 73 -75 to find the changes to Chapter 44. The effective date is July 1, 2005 [less than 2 weeks from now].
If you’d like a copy of the completely revised Chapter 44, with the new amendments included, please email me.
To email me, click Perry S. Itkin.
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