How to Become a Mediator in Florida

Are you interested in becoming a mediator in Florida? Mediation is a popular alternative dispute resolution method gaining ground in the legal field. Mediators help parties involved in civil cases and conflicts reach a mutually acceptable agreement outside of the courtroom. Gaining your mediator certification is within your grasp. To become a Florida Supreme Court-certified …

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Types of Mediation: Evaluative, Facilitative, and Transformative

Types of Mediation

Understanding the types of mediation is a vital skill when preparing for and participating in mediation.  Knowing how the mediator is operating and what skills they are using is important for the parties and their counsel to work best with the mediator and still emphasize what is an important consideration for them.  It is also …

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Who Can be a Mediator?


Who can be a mediator? The role of a mediator is one that many people may only consider once they participate in a dispute where they encounter a mediator. For some, becoming a mediator may feel like an unattainable or unfamiliar goal because the role can have misunderstandings or assumptions about how to become a …

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Top 12 ADR Programs of 2023

top ADR Programs

In the second part of a series focusing on introducing the best resources on ADR, this article will look at the top 12 best law school dispute resolution programs.  Each year, US News ranks universities, law schools, and other graduate schools based on their academic strength, professors, programs, and admissions, along with a host of …

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What is the Meaning of Impasse in Dispute Resolution?

impasse meaning

The word impasse has a particular meaning when it applies to alternative dispute resolution.  The Collins English Dictionary defines the impasse noun by describing a situation, particularly, “If people are in a difficult position in which it is impossible to make any progress, you can refer to the situation as an impasse.”  While the meaning …

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Average Settlement Offers During Mediation – Best Tips for 2023

Average settlement offers during mediation

Average settlement offers during mediation are an important consideration when a party is considering using mediation to settle a lawsuit. Combining this knowledge with other tips and tricks for settling a lawsuit through mediation can ensure that a party is prepared to tackle a mediation during a civil lawsuit and achieve the best possible outcome. …

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Valid Reasons to Get Out of a Subpoena

Valid reasons to get out of a subpoena

Finding a Way Out of a Subpoena? After receiving a subpoena, the first thing many people wonder is what valid reasons they could use to get out of a subpoena.  Being served with a subpoena can be an intimidating process if someone has not encountered it before, and not following the directions correctly can result …

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Who’s Who in ADR – Lee Jay Berman

Lee Jay Berman Monday, November 14th, 2022 AFFILIATION Independent LOCATION California ADR ROLE(S) Mediator, Trainer WEBSITE EDUCATION UCLA, Economics (’83) YEARS IN PRACTICE Neutral, 28 years ADR TRAINING Varies. CASES RESOLVED 2,700+ SPECIALTY Multiparty Disputes Mediation removes people from the confines of the traditional litigation march, and allows them to have a different kind …

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Who’s Who in ADR – Forrest “Woody” Mosten

  Forrest “Woody” Mosten, Esq. Monday, October 24th, 2022 AFFILIATION Mosten Guthrie LOCATION California ADR ROLE(S) Mediator & Educator LAW SCHOOL UCLA School of Law UNDERGRADUATE UC Riverside YEARS IN PRACTICE Mediator, 43 years ADR TRAINING Various & Continuous CASES RESOLVED Thousands SPECIALTY Family Law, Business I am most proud of having had the distinct …

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