Mediation News

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

Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) created two OSCA spotlight videos

Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) created two OSCA spotlight videos By: Kimberly Kosch Dear Colleagues, Exciting news! The Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) has created two OSCA spotlight videos that provide information on court-connected mediation, specifically An Overview of Florida Mediation and How to Become a Certified County Court Mediator. The videos are three minutes each and … Continue reading Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) created two OSCA spotlight videos

FLORIDA’S JUDICIAL CIRCUIT

Judicial Circuit COUNTIES IN THE JUDICIAL CIRCUIT
1 Escambia, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton
2 Franklin, Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon, Liberty, and Wakulla
3 Columbia, Dixie, Hamilton, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and Taylor
4 Clay, Duval and Nassau
5 Citrus, Hernando, Lake, Marion and Sumter
6 Pasco and Pinellas
7 Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns and Volusia
8 Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Gilchrist, Levy, and Union
9 Orange and Osceola
10 Hardee, Highlands, and Polk
11 Dade
12 DeSoto, Manatee, and Sarasota
13 Hillsborough
14 Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson and Washington
15 Palm Beach
16 Monroe
17 Broward
18 Brevard and Seminole
19 Indian River, Martin, Okeechobee and St. Lucie
20 Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee