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.
News from the Field
Conference Registration Opening in May
We are very excited to continue with the format for the Conference which we hope will bring more opportunities for learning
for our attendees and more networking for our presenters. In keeping with last year's theme of “The Challenge of
Change,” the goal of the Conference for 2015 is to provide more educational opportunities that will be of interest and
benefit to ADR practitioners involved in a variety of conflict resolution processes. This year, in addition to
mediation education, we are including other ADR processes: Parenting Coordination, Early Neutral Evaluation Basics,
Voluntary Trial Resolution Practice, and Public Policy Facilitation. If you have questions, please call AK Consulting Group
Changes to the Mediator Renewal Process
For all Continuing Mediator Education (CME) hours earned beginning in January 2015, the Dispute
Resolution Center (DRC) will be requesting back up documentation to accompany your CME reporting
form. New Reporting
Requirements for CME hours.
Disciplinary Proceedings and Sanctions
The 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.
Mediation Information for Legal Professionals
For further information, go to the "Mediation
Contact the DRC
Call 850-921-2910 or send us an email at DRCMail@flcourts.org