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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

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The Florida Dispute Resolution Center is pleased to announce the 22nd Annual Conference for ADR Professionals: "The Challenge of Change" on August 14-16, 2014, at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida. View the event summary page for detailed conference agenda and information. We look forward to seeing you in August!

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Disciplinary Proceedings and Sanctions

ADR has put a new Sanctions page in place. You can access the Sanctions page from the menu on the left by selecting Information for Consumers 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