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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 Florida Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) is currently accepting applications for the appointment of 3 certified mediators who hold any type of certification. 

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.

THERE ARE NO VACANCIES AT THIS TIME

Parenting Coordinator Review Board (PCRB)

The Parenting Coordinator Review Board (PCRB) was appointed in 2016 to consider complaints against Qualified and Court-Appointed Parenting Coordinators.  The ten members include judges, parenting coordinators and non-parenting coordinator attorneys from across the state who meet as complaint committees and hearing panels when grievances are filed against qualified or court-appointed parenting coordinators.  Appointments are made by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Florida for a four-year term.   

Please submit a letter of interest and current résumé to the address listed below:

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

Fax: (850) 922-9290

Email: DRCmail@flcourts.org  

Deadline: April 8, 2019

The Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Rules and Policy Committee

The Florida Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) is currently accepting applications for 5 member appointments to the Committee on ADR Rules and Policy.  Two of the appointments have three-year terms, one has a two-year term, and two have one-year terms.  All terms commence July 1, 2018.  Of the appointments: 

  • At least 3 member appointments must be non-lawyer mediators who have been Florida Supreme Court certified for more than 5 years.  
  • The remaining 2 appointments may be either lawyer or non-lawyer mediators who have been Florida Supreme Court certified for more than 5 years, or
    • one non-mediator lawyer who has at least 5 years of service on the Mediator Qualifications Board and has served on at least three complaint committees and one panel hearing, or
    • trial court administrators, or
    • arbitrators with at least two years of experience in arbitrating or arbitration training. 

All lawyer applicants shall be members in good standing of The Florida Bar and have practiced law for a minimum of five years and conducted or attended 15 mediations. 

The Committee on ADR Rules and Policy provides the Supreme Court with recommendations relating to ADR legislation, and all aspects of ADR policy and rules including, but not limited to, model ADR practices, mediator certification and renewal requirements, continuing education requirements, and mediation training program requirements.  

Appointments are made by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Florida.  Please see AOSC18-29 for more information. 

Please submit a letter of interest and current résumé to the address listed below:

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

Fax: (850) 922-9290

Email: DRCmail@flcourts.org  

Deadline: April 8, 2019

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