Initial Scheduling To request a mediation, arbitration hearing, or early neutral evaluation with Roger Kramer,  please call legal assistant Megan Lohse at 651-789-2923 or send an email with the following information: Case name and venue Lawyers involved Case type ADR deadline if applicable Proposed dates or timeframe for the hearing Mediations are generally scheduled in half-day increments unless there are multiple parties or complex cases where more time is made available.  If there is reason to believe your case may need additional time, please advise when scheduling.   If a mediation needs to be conducted under exigent time circumstances, we will schedule the hearing as quickly as possible. Arbitration hearing requests need to be reviewed by Mr. Kramer before a date and time block is set.  Attorneys can email or call Mr. Kramer with the case information. Once our office receives the necessary information, we generally can coordinate calendars and set a hearing date within one to three business days of the request.    A detailed confirmation letter will be sent after the date is scheduled. 
Location Hearings are held in the offices of Kramer Law LLC.  We are centrally located in the Twin Cities, with convenient access via major highways and free parking.  Our comfortable office space offers round- table mediation rooms, breakout offices, high-speed Internet, gourmet coffee and refreshments.  If special circumstances warrant, Mr. Kramer will travel to other offices to hear cases.
Fees and Cancellation Policy  All fees are shared equally between participating parties unless otherwise agreed by the parties.  Mr. Kramer’s fees are charged by the hour with a minimum fee of two hours.  Additional fees may apply for out-of-town travel, unusually complex cases, or other unusual circumstances.  Administrative and scheduling time is not charged.  Please call or email our office for fee rates. For most half-day mediations, there is no cancellation fee if the hearing is cancelled more than two business days before the scheduled date.  For hearings with multiple parties or where more than half a day is allotted, a reasonable cancellation fee may be charged if the hearing is stricken within one week of the scheduled date. Kramer Law LLC will notify the parties of the specific cancellation policy in writing when the hearing date is set.
Materials and Submissions Mediations.   Because Mr. Kramer conducts evaluative mediations, he requests all pertinent materials and documents that assist in evaluating the claims being made and defenses being asserted are available to him at least two days before the hearing.  Arbitrations.  Materials should be submitted in accordance with Rule 114 and exchanged with each side at least one week prior to the hearing in order to have sufficient time to handle any objections or motions.  In order to assure fairness and avoid preconceptions, Mr. Kramer does not review materials prior to the hearing except for the Statement of the Case.  He thoroughly reads all submissions and provides written findings of fact to the parties after the hearing. Specific details regarding submissions relevant to your case are sent to the parties in the confirmation letter.   Materials can be sent via email, fax 651-905-2933, or US mail.
Attendance at Hearings It is expected that persons with authority to settle are physically present at the mediation unless both sides agree ahead of time that the person be available by phone. For arbitrations, witness lists should be exchanged one week prior to the hearing with copies to Mr. Kramer.   ******************** For further questions about scheduling a mediation, arbitration, or early neutral evaluation, please call 651-789-2923 or email our office.
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