Fee Schedule

These fees reflect that Balch typically serves those needing high-level parliamentary assistance. However, he is prepared to negotiate discounted services for non-profit, religious and student groups, and is willing to consider negotiated flat fees, in place of hourly fees, for individual projects such as bylaws consultation or preparation of a professional parliamentary opinion.

Meeting or convention parliamentarian:

Meeting of 4 hours or less, each day

$1100

Meeting or convention parliamentarian:

Meeting of more than 4 hours, each day

$2100

Professional presiding officer:

10% discount on meeting parliamentarian fees

Teaching workshop or presentation:

2 hours or less

$500

Teaching workshop or presentation:

2-4 hours

$750

Teaching workshop or presentation:

More than 4 hours, each day

$1000

Preparation of professional parliamentary opinions, bylaws amendments, review of bylaws or other governing documents (with recommendations for improvement) or other provision of advice or consultation on parliamentary procedure

$200/hour

Substantial travel time (requiring more than about an hour round trip); in addition, when substantial travel is required, reasonable reimbursement for (or client provision of) meals, lodging and airfare or other transportation expense

$150/hour

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Reimbursement of reasonable expenses is also expected.