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Mediator Qualifications & Discipline Review Board (MQDRB)

The Mediator Qualifications & Discipline Review Board (MQDRB) is the grievance body under the Florida Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators.  The MQDRB is comprised of over 60 members; up to 17 members each from the four regions of Florida.  The members include judges, county mediators, family mediators, circuit mediators, dependency mediators, appellate mediators and non-mediator attorneys who meet in complaint committees and hearing panels when grievances are filed against certified or court-appointed mediators.  Additionally, the MQDRB’s three member Qualifications Inquiry Committee (QIC) reviews issues related to the findings of good moral character required for initial and ongoing certification.  

THERE ARE NO VACANCIES AT THIS TIME.


Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee (MEAC)

The Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee is a nine member panel that issues advisory ethics opinions for mediators subject to the Florida Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators in response to ethical questions arising from the Standards of Professional Conduct.  (See Rule 10.910, Florida Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators).  For the benefit of all mediators, the opinions are available on the court’s web page.    

THERE ARE NO VACANCIES AT THIS TIME.


Parenting Coordinator Disciplinary Review Board (PCDRB)

The Parenting Coordinator Disciplinary Review Board (PCDRB) is a 10 member board created to consider complaints against Qualified and Court-Appointed Parenting Coordinators.  The members include judges, attorneys and parenting coordinators from across the state.     

THERE ARE NO VACANCIES AT THIS TIME.


The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Rules and Policy Committee

The ADR Rules and Policy Committee provides the Supreme Court with recommendations relating to: all aspects of ADR policy & ADR rules including but not limited to model ADR practices, mediator certification and renewal requirements, continuing education requirements, mediation training program requirements and legislation.

THERE ARE NO VACANCIES AT THIS TIME.


 

INVESTIGATOR

  • Function: Conducts fact-finding and investigates the allegations contained in the complaint and the mediator's response. The investigator reports the results of such investigation to the complaint committee in writing and orally upon request. May be asked to prepare formal charges.
  • Qualifications: Licensure as an attorney with investigative experience or at least 3 years experience as an investigator in any administrative, civil or criminal proceedings.
  • Compensation: Investigators are retained on an as needed basis. Resumes are kept on file. Initial appointment: $100.00/hour; $150.00/hour thereafter.

PROSECUTOR (Counsel)

  • Function: Investigating and prosecuting the complaint to the hearing panel. Prosecutor does not serve as counsel to the complainant. May also perform investigative functions as necessary.
  • Qualifications: Membership in The Florida Bar with a minimum of three years legal experience and experience prosecuting or defending grievances or criminal matters.
  • Compensation: Initial Appointment: $150/hour; $200.00/hour thereafter. Prosecutors are appointed on an as needed basis. Resumes are kept on file.

If you are qualified, please submit a letter of interest and a current resume to:

Florida Dispute Resolution Center
Supreme Court Building
500 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Attn: DRC Staff Attorney