The presentation is offered on Saturday afternoon by Neil Hendershot, Esq., of Harrisburg, and Judge Jay Hoberg, of the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas, as a workshop.
[Note: This is an unofficial form edited by Neil E. Hendershot, Esq. of the final document approved by the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Board of Governors on 11/19/2014, and by the full PBA’s House of Delegates unanimously on 11/21/2014, which is accurate substantively, but has been updated for subsequent developments.]
[Note: References below to “court-annexed” mediation in Pennsylvania should be read as “court-supervised”, in accordance with the final form of PA Supreme Court Orphans’ Court Rule 1.6,
issued on December 1, 2015, to become effective on September 1, 2016, which used the term “court-supervised” mediation.]
versus Anticipated Revised,
New Statewide O.C. Rule 1.6
A Prompt, Private and Economical Process
for Resolution of Disputes in the Orphans’ Court Division
involving Fiduciaries and Representative Decision-Makers
What kind of disputes can be mediated?
How does Mediation in Orphans’ Court Division matters work?
How much does Mediation cost?
The fees for Mediation can be substantially less than the costs incurred in Court litigation and appeals. The initial session likely will cost an initial fixed fee, as a one-half day mediation session with a maximum of four (4) hours. Many mediators charge an hourly rate after an initial session. However, charges by mediators vary, and should be determined in advance by the parties in interest and their counsel.
How can I obtain more information?
MODEL LOCAL ORPHANS’ COURT RULE 1.6
AGREEMENT TO MEDIATE ON A CONFIDENTIAL BASIS
Notice of Initiation of Mediation
Notice of Completion of Mediation
Qualified Orphans’ Court Mediators:
Recommended Qualifications for Mediators in Court-Supervised Orphans’ Court Mediations: