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Mediation Program

To promote conciliation, compromise, and settlement, the court has a mediation program.

Under Local Rule 4.02, the chief judge certifies those eligible to serve as mediators. To qualify for certification as a mediator, a lawyer must establish:

  1. membership for at least the last ten years in the bar of any state or the District of Columbia,
  2. membership in good standing in The Florida Bar and the Middle District bar, and
  3. completion of the Florida Supreme Court's certified-mediator training and certification by the Florida Supreme Court of good standing as a circuit court mediator.

If you meet the requirements and want to be certified to be a mediator for the court, complete the Application to be a Certified Mediator and submit it by the application deadline (the first business day in January and the first business day in July). Applicant will be notified in writing regarding the disposition of their application. Each successful applicant will receive a copy of the court order certifying that person as a mediator.

If you have questions about the mediator program, please email