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Mediator Qualifications & Discipline Review Board (MQDRB)

The Mediator Qualifications & Discipline Review Board (MQDRB) is the grievance body under the Florida Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators.  The MQDRB is comprised of over 60 members; up to 17 members each from the four 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 MQDRB’s three member Qualifications Inquiry Committee (QIC) reviews issues related to the findings of good moral character required for initial and ongoing certification.  

THERE ARE NO VACANCIES AT THIS TIME.


Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee (MEAC)

The Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee (MEAC) is a 9 member body that issues written advisory ethics opinions for mediators subject to the Florida Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators.  

The MEAC is accepting requests for 3 mediator members.  The committee meets via conference call on the first Tuesday of the month from 12 noon – 1:30 pm EST with one in person meeting a year.  The member terms advertised below will commence on July 1st and members serve four-year terms.

3 members - 1 family, 1 dependency and 1 appellate mediator of which:

1 member must come from the Central Division;

1 member must come from the Northern Division; and

1 member can come from any division.    

Northern Division consists of the 1st, 14th, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 8th judicial circuits.
Central Division consists of the 5th, 7th, 9th, 10th, 18th and 19th judicial circuits.
Southeast Division consists of the 11th, 15th, 16th and 17th judicial circuits.  
Southwest Division consists of the 6th, 12th, 13th and 20th judicial circuits.

If you are interested in serving on the MEAC, please submit both a letter of interest and current résumé to:

Florida Dispute Resolution Center
Supreme Court Building
500 S. Duval Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Fax: (850) 922-9290

Email: DRCmail@flcourts.org


Deadline:  May 23, 2017


Parenting Coordinator Disciplinary Review Board (PCDRB)

The Parenting Coordinator Disciplinary Review Board (PCDRB) is a 10 member board created to consider complaints against Qualified and Court-Appointed Parenting Coordinators.  The members include judges, attorneys and parenting coordinators from across the state.     

THERE ARE NO VACANCIES AT THIS TIME.


The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Rules and Policy Committee

Vacancy Notice

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Rules and Policy Committee

The Florida Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) is currently accepting applications for 6 member appointments to the ADR Rules and Policy Committee commencing July 1, 2017.  Of the appointments:

  • At least 4 member appointments must be non-lawyer mediators who have been certified for more than 5 years; and
  • At least 1 member appointment must be a primary trainer who is also a Florida Supreme Court certified mediation training program provider. 

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.  Appointments are made by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Florida for a three-year term.  Please see AOSC13-40 for more information.


Please submit a letter of interest and current résumé to:

Florida Dispute Resolution Center
Supreme Court Building
500 S. Duval Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
Fax: (850) 922-9290
Email: DRCmail@flcourts.org

Deadline:  June 2, 2017


 

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