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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 now accepting workshop proposals for our 22nd Annual Conference: The Challenge of Change scheduled for August 14 – 16, 2014, in Orlando, Florida. The goal of the conference is to provide educational opportunities that will benefit ADR practitioners involved in a wide variety of conflict resolution processes. Registration begins mid-May. We are returning to the beautiful JW Marriott Grande Lakes to once again offer you both an exceptional educational event and a chance to unwind at the end of the day. We look forward to seeing you there!

To submit a proposal, or to find out more information, please see the Call for Workshop Presentations at the following link:

DRC Workshop Proposal Form

Please feel free to share the link with other professionals who may have interest in presenting at the Conference. Proposals should be submitted by April 14, 2014.


Opportunities to Serve

Click here to view vacancies Deadline: April 15, 2014


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 DRCMail@flcourts.org