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
The Florida Supreme Court is seeking comments on amendments to court rules which would no longer permit senior judges to serve as mediators. All comments must be filed with the Court on or before November 15, 2013. Go to the Publication Notice for further information and for instructions on filing comments with the court.
Disciplinary Proceedings and Sanctions
ADR has put a new Sanctions page in place. You can access the Sanctions page from the menu at left or Go to Sanctions now.
Mediation Information for Legal Professionals
For further information, go to the "Mediation Information" page.
Changes to the Mediator Renewal Process
Please read this for important information regarding changes to the mediator renewal process. Go to this page to access the changes in the process.
Contact the DRC
Call 850-921-2910 or send us an email at DRCMail@flcourts.org