Alternative Dispute Resolution
News from the Field
The Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules and Policy has filed a petition with the Florida Supreme Court to amend the Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators, Parts I & II. The petition is styled In Re: Amendments to the Florida Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators, and the court has assigned case number SC2023-1537. The court has announced a public comment period through March 4, 2024. Please see the publication notice for the comment filing requirements. You may access the court’s online docket for this case, including the publication notice at the following link: Case No. SC2023-1537.
Free Webinars for Mediators and Parenting Coordinators
The Dispute Resolution Center has compiled lists of complimentary educational webinars for certified mediators Free CME Guide and qualified parenting coordinators Free CPCE Guide. These lists provide resources sufficient to fulfill both mediator and parenting coordinator continuing education requirements. In addition, some of the offerings have been approved by The Florida Bar for CLE credits. Reporting forms for mediators can be found at CME Reporting Form and for parenting coordinators at CPCE Reporting Form. Questions regarding continuing education requirements can be directed to email@example.com.
Dispute Resolution Center Conference
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE CHIEF OF ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION REGARDING DRC CONFERENCE MAY BE FOUND AT THE FOLLOWING LINK.
2023 Dispute Resolution Center Awards
On Friday, August 4, 2023, the Dispute Resolution Center hosted its 31 st Annual Conference virtually, including conferring its annual awards. We congratulate the following recipients:
Robin K. Davis received the Sharon Press Excellence in ADR Award for her visionary leadership, professional integrity, and unwavering devotion to the field of alternative dispute resolution.
Danni D. Hoefling received the DRC Award of Appreciation for her long standing work in alternative resolution with the courts and for her service to the Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee and Committee on ADR Rules and Policy.
The Honorable Angelica D. Zayas received the DRC Award of Appreciation for her service and contributions to the Mediator Qualification Discipline & Review Board and the Mediation Training Review Board.
Pursuant to rule 10.140, Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators, Operating Procedures and Authority, the Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules and Policy (ADRR&P) updated Operating Procedures which are effective February 6, 2024. The Operating Procedures contain numerous revisions to the certification and renewal processes. Questions can be directed to DRCmail@flcourts.gov
Contact the DRC
Call 850-921-2910 or send us an email at DRCMail@flcourts.gov