Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediators
Mediation is "a process whereby a neutral third person called a mediator acts to encourage and facilitate the resolution of a dispute between two or more parties. It is an informal and nonadversarial process with the objective of helping the disputing parties reach a mutually acceptable and voluntary agreement. In mediation, decisionmaking authority rests with the parties. The role of the mediator includes, but is not limited to, assisting the parties in identifying issues, fostering joint problem solving, and exploring settlement alternatives" - Florida Statutes, Chapter 44.1011(2)
Types of Disputes
Mediating for circuit civil disputes that are pre-suit or already in litigation including, but not limited to matters in:
First Party Property
Circuit Civil and Family Mediations
Elder Law Mediation
Conflict Resolution Workshops and Consulting for Businesses
Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators
The Florida Supreme Court Standing Committee on Mediation created a set of ethical standards for Florida mediators and procedural rules for mediations.
MEDIATION ALTERNATIVES TO JUDICIAL ACTION
This chapter of the Florida Statutes governs Mediators and provides information about the requirements necessary for alternative dispute resolution proceedings.