Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Am I Qualified To Be A Mediator? Part II.

In an earlier post last year, I reported that the ADR Rules and Policy Committee of the Florida Supreme Court filed its Petition to amend the Florida Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators relating to revising the qualifications for mediator certification and other matters. Oral argument was held February 8, 2006. Judge Shawn Briese, Chair of the ADR Rules and Policy Committee, presented a masterful argument in support of the petition. A large part of the questioning focused on non-lawyers serving as mediators.

You can watch a video of the argument or you can read the transcript. It’s quite interesting!

Now, we wait.

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