Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society (FCCMS)

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[edit] General Information

  • Official name: Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society (FCCMS)
  • Country: USA
  • City: Tampa
  • Type of organization: Association
  • Date of creation: -
  • Interests: Mediation – Arbitration
  • Fields of expertise: Civil & Commercial Disputes

[edit] Description

The Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society is a statewide association whose membership consists of Supreme Court certified circuit-civil mediators who have proven experience in the resolution of civil & commercial disputes.

Their website provides a useful roster of experienced neutrals for the benefit of both law firms and the public, allowing visitors to quickly search by preferred region, case expertise and to check members' availability dates online, where published. Widely used across the state, this website expedites the selection and scheduling process for those firms and individuals who require the services of mediators on a regular basis...

The Florida Circuit-Civil Mediators Society is a statewide association whose membership consists of mediators and arbitrators distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of conflict resolution, and by their commitment to methods of Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Membership is limited to certified Circuit-Civil mediators who have proven experience in the resolution of commercial & civil disputes, and who have been recognized for their accomplishments through a peer-nomination and attorney client review process.

There is clear demand from attorneys, insurance adjusters, individual parties, etc. to know more specific information about a given mediator: their experience, qualifications & certifications, language skills, dispute areas in which they have previously mediated, and so on. Their website allows the visitor to find such professionals quickly and easily, thereby further promoting the practices of Florida's premier civil mediators.

There is also the common difficulty of settling upon a mutually agreed date and time for a mediation.

With this in mind, the FCCMS website has been created to serve as a daily aid to trial attorneys, law firms and schedulers. Since 2005, FloridaMediators.org has become a 'one-stop shop' for those that regularly require a mediator, allowing them to instantly view the availability of preferred professionals and expedite the scheduling process.

Their website now regularly welcomes between 1500-2000 unique visitors each week day, making it one of the most visited websites in the Florida legal sector.

[edit] Membership

Membership in the Society is by invitation only. Membership is limited to established mediators or arbitrators, each of whom is confirmed to have met our nomination and experience requirements, and to have established a solid reputation in their respective field.

Formal Eligibility Criteria:

  • Only Circuit-Civil certified attorney mediators based in the state of Florida are considered eligible.
  • An initial nomination is generally required from an existing member of the roster; else our Advisory Committee will be consulted on the inclusion of any new applicant.
  • All Members are professional neutrals, in civil mediation/arbitration practice for a minimum of 3 years, and must declare that a minimum of 25% of their professional efforts are dedicated to ADR practice.
  • Neutrals must have privately mediated/arbitrated at least 200 civil disputes, excluding pro bono, court appointed cases, and receive remuneration for mediation/arbitration work at least 60 days annually.
  • 4 attorney client references required on application (attorneys for whom neutral has mediated/arbitrated civil disputes in the preceding 3 months, excluding pro bono cases). Each will be contacted and questioned as to applicant's ADR expertise, approach and professionalism.

All nominees must provide attorney references (as described above) before being confirmed into the Society. The final decision to approve/decline membership rests with Darren Lee, Exec. Director for the roster.

[edit] Contact

2701 W. Busch Blvd. Tampa, FL 33618– USA

Tel: (813) 600-5678

Fax: (813) 257-4698

Email: admin@floridamediators.org

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