Mediation Week highlights benefits of alternative dispute resolution in Florida’s courts

Chief Justice Charles Canady has proclaimed October 17-23 as Mediation Week, marking the importance of alternative dispute resolution as an effective substitute to litigation.

Alternative dispute resolution has been used by Florida courts for more than 30 years. Mediation, like the rest of the work of Florida’s courts, continued during the pandemic through sessions conducted remotely, including the dedicated volunteer mediators here in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit. More than 5,500 mediators are certified by the Florida Dispute Resolution Center. These professionals meet specific standards set by the Florida Supreme Court. Certifications are offered in the areas of county, family, circuit, dependency, and appellate mediation.


Read Chief Justice Canady's proclamation marking October 17-23 as Mediation Week.

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