Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has been utilized by the Florida Court System to resolve disputes for over 30 years, starting with the creation of the first citizen dispute settlement (CDS) center in Dade County in 1975. ADR processes offer litigants court-connected opportunities to resolve their disputes without judicial intervention.


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的 Florida Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) held its 26th Annual DRC Conference: Make it Matter, Promoting Mediator Professionalism, at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes, Orlando. 的 Florida Bar approval reference number is 183939N 12.5一般, 1.5消除偏见, 4.5道德 学分. Certification Credits: Civil Trial and Appellate Practice 12.5个小时 每一个. 会议CME:到 12.6个小时 包括 1.5个小时 中介人伦理. 点击这里 车间材料.
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Mediator Qualifications & Discipline Review Board Vacancies

的 Mediator Qualifications & Discipline Review Board (MQDRB) is the grievance body under the Florida Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators.  的 MQDRB is comprised of over 60 members; up to 17 members 每一个 from the four regions of Florida.  的 members include judges, 县介质, 家庭调解员, 电路介质, 依赖介质, appellate mediators and non-mediator attorneys who meet in complaint committees and hearing panels when grievances are filed against certified or court-appointed mediators.  另外, the MQDRB’s four-member Qualifications Inquiry Committee (QIC) reviews issues related to the findings of good moral character required for initial and ongoing certification.  

的 MQDRB is currently accepting applications for the following member appointments:

北师 (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th, 14th Judicial Circuits) – 3 家庭调解员

中央部门 (5th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 18th and 19th Judicial Circuits) – 3 家庭调解员

东南赛区 (11th, 15th, 16th and 17th Judicial Circuits) – 1 family mediator

Please submit a letter of interest and current résumé for the appointment you are interested in and qualified for to:
Florida Dispute Resolution Center
500 S. 杜瓦街
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

截止日期:  2018年10月1日

Background Screening Process for Applicants for Mediator Certification

的 Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators require mediators to have good moral character.  All applicants for mediator certification and certified mediators adding additional areas of certification are required to complete a criminal background check conducted by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.  Mediators seeking renewal are not required to complete this requirement.  的 criminal background checkPDF下载 is to be accomplished electronically at the applicant’s expense.

  • Mediators are required to go to a Livescan Service Provider to be fingerprinted.  的 list of providers throughout the 状态 is found at Providers charge a variety of prices, applicants may want to contact more than one vendor.
  • 的 mediator should provide the Florida Dispute Resolution Center’s (DRC) Originating Agency Identification (ORI) number, FL737127Z (的 last letter is Z as in zoo.), to the Livescan Service Provider so that the background screening results are sent directly from FDLE to the DRC.

Disciplinary Proceedings and Sanctions

的 Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) has put a Sanctions page in place. You can access the Sanctions page from the menu on the left by selecting Rules/Discipline/Sanctions.


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Last Modified: April 06, 2023