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How to resolve homeowners’ association disputes in Florida

If you live in a planned community in Florida, you are likely a member of a homeowners association (HOA). These organizations are responsible for maintaining the community’s common areas and enforcing the rules outlined in the governing documents. While HOAs can provide many benefits to residents, they can also be a source of conflict. If … Continue reading How to resolve homeowners’ association disputes in Florida

Deborah Beylus Speaks at the 30th Florida DRC Conference

Deborah Beylus, a distinguished South Florida Certified Family Mediator and educator, will be speaking at the 30th Annual Florida DRC Conference, ADR: Improving the Resolution of Civil Cases, on August 11-13 at the Rosen Centre in Orlando, FL.   Hosted by the Florida Dispute Resolution Center (DRC), Office of the State Courts Administrator, the conference gathers practitioners … Continue reading Deborah Beylus Speaks at the 30th Florida DRC Conference

Business Mediation: The Best Solution for Small Businesses to Avoid Costly Litigation

Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy. According to statistics, small businesses account for more than half of all private sector jobs in the United States. They also contribute more than $2 trillion annually to the economy. So it’s no surprise that small businesses are always looking for new and innovative ways to … Continue reading Business Mediation: The Best Solution for Small Businesses to Avoid Costly Litigation

Chief judge extends Covid relaxed rules for mediations to June 30,2022

Dear Certified Mediator, The Court has issued an administrative order relating to several alternative dispute resolution (ADR) items which continue to address operational issues related to the pandemic.  The order extends a limited number of provisions authorized in April 2020 and December 2020.  Link to AOSC20-24 Amendment 2 Highlights of the order include: suspending the … Continue reading Chief judge extends Covid relaxed rules for mediations to June 30,2022

Best Ways to Generate Online Reviews

In today’s business market, people often read and consider online reviews first before buying or using a company’s product or service.  Consumers trust other consumers’ opinions and evaluations of a product or service.  Positive Reviews significantly impact the trust clients have in your business and could directly lead to additional opportunities.  As such, positive feedback … Continue reading Best Ways to Generate Online Reviews

Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee Vacancies

Important News for Certified Mediators By: Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee Vacancies The Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee (MEAC) is a nine-member committee that issues written advisory ethics opinions for mediators subject to the Florida Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators.  See rule 10.910. The MEAC is accepting applications for a vacancy for a certified mediator from the Central … Continue reading Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee Vacancies

Important News for Certified Mediators

Important News for Certified Mediators By: Deborah Beylus Dear Certified Mediators, On April 8, 2020, the Florida Supreme Court announced that it is cancelling all of the Court’s educational programs through September 30, 2020, including the Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) Annual Conference for Mediators in August.  While we regret that we will be unable to … Continue reading Important News for Certified Mediators