Dear The FAPM,
You are invited to attend a Zoom webinar, presented by the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators.
Title: ADR After the Pandemic: Where are We Now?
Date: April 21, 2022, at 12:00 PM
Kim Torres of Torres Mediation \
Christina Magee of Brevard Mediation Services
Register in advance for this meeting:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Learn about what changes to Mediations have occurred as a result of the COVID Pandemic. What changes have staying power? What does the post-Pandemic world look like? What will never be the same?
What has Changed? It’s a Virtual World
- Choices of Virtual, In-person, or Hybrid mediations: Advantages of each
- Confidentiality vs. Privacy
- Access to Justice
- Electronic Notarization and Electronic Signatures
- Confirming by email: signatures and adherence to the agreement
Expected Changes in Case Management and Rules for Certified Mediators
- Florida Supreme Court Working Group on Post-Pandemic Procedures
- Rules for Certified and Court Appointed Mediators – changes to certification, reporting, and recent MEAC opinions dealing with COVID issues
- Proposed Agreements before mediation
- Mediation Summaries – how to ask for them so you get them; why they matter
- Making use of separate conference rooms
How to Put in Your Two Cents
- Changes Proposed for the FL Small Claims Court Mediations: jurisdictional changes to County Court in January 2023
- Florida Mediation Best Practices Handbook
- DRC Website
Christina Magee, Esq., Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil, Appellate and County Mediator, and Qualified Arbitrator have over two decades of experience representing corporate and individual defendants, insurance companies, and injured parties. That experience includes a decade-plus as inside claims counsel for a major insurance company, resolving numerous exposures, primarily via mediation and negotiated settlements. She is the founding principal for Brevard Mediation Services, LLC, established in 2011, and restricts her practice to mediation, arbitration, and other forms of dispute resolution. Ms. Magee is a member of the Florida Association of Professional Mediators and a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, FL Chapter. She is a former Chair of the Small Claims Rules Committee for the Florida Bar and also has served as Chair for the ADR Section of the Florida Bar. She has been designated annually as an Expert Service Provider for the Insurance Industry by AMBest since 2017. Ms. Magee lives with her husband and dogs in Indian Harbour Beach where she loves to read, hates to drive, and has become a fan of pickleball.
Brevard Mediation Services, LLC
For Kim Torres, empowering individuals to resolve their own disputes is an important objective in working with people involved in conflicts. As a conflict resolution professional, she has mediated over 3000 cases, ranging from complex multi-party disputes to highly emotional matters with pro se parties. Kim is honored to be a past Chair of the ADR Section of the Florida Bar and also serves as an original Eldercaring Coordinator in the Florida Pilot program. She has worked exclusively for over twenty years as a Supreme Court Certified Mediator in the areas of Circuit-Civil, Family, County, and Appellate law, with qualifications in the specialties of Elder law, foreclosure, and health care matters. Kim’s practice focuses on families and their relationships, with an evolving interest in working with the adult children of elders.
Kim W. Torres