Rule 14-1112. Request and agreement to mediate fee dispute, answer.

(a) Request and agreement to mediate. A fee dispute mediation shall be initiated by either the client or lawyer filing with the Committee a request and agreement for mediation of fee dispute on a form provided by the Committee.

(b) Answer. The Committee shall forward to the respondent the request and agreement for mediation of fee dispute, and request that the respondent sign and return the request and agreement within ten days.

(c) Fee. After both parties have agreed to mediation of the fee dispute, the petitioner shall pay a $10 fee. Unless the fee is paid, the mediation will not go forward.