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Mediator Qualifications Board Vacancies

The Mediator Qualifications Board (MQB) was appointed in 1992 as the grievance board under the Florida Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators.  The Board is comprised of over 54 members; up to 17 members each from the three 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 MQB’s three member Qualifications Complaint Committee (serves for one year-all meetings are telephonic) reviews issues related to the findings of good moral character required for initial and ongoing certification.  

The MQB is currently accepting applications for the following member appointments:

Northern Division (1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th, and 14th Judicial Circuits) – Multiple Seats- Certified Family Mediators and Judges  

Central Division (5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 12th, 13th, and 18th Judicial Circuits) – Multiple Seats- Certified Family Mediators and Judges 

Southern Division (11th, 15th, 16th, 17th, 19th, and 20th Judicial Circuits) – Multiple Seats- Certified Family Mediators and Judges 

Please submit a letter of interest and current résumé for the appointment you are interested in and qualified for to:

Florida Dispute Resolution Center
Supreme Court Building
500 S. Duval Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399

Fax: (850) 922-9290

Email: DRCmail@flcourts.org

Deadline:  October 1, 2014


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 10.900, 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.


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