MISSION: The ADR Committee seeks to promote to lawyers, the judiciary, and the public, the use and value of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes. These processes help parties resolve disputes without a trial in a less costly and more timely and satisfying manner. In particular, we offer members of the bench and the bar, tools and resources so that they can be more effective and successful ADR practitioners or consumers. The Committee organizes substantive webinars and seminars featuring experienced and knowledgeable speakers on all aspects of ADR, for which participants can receive CLE and CME credits.
Committee Members: Theodore A. Deckert, Chair, Lucy Chernow Brown, Victoria A. Calabrese, William J. Cea, W. Jay Hunston, Jr., Matthew C. Martin, Brian K. McMahon, Amber E.B. McMichael, Michael D. Mopsick, Rosine M. Plank-Brumback, John B. Sochacki, Donna Greenspan Solomon, Kenneth D. Stern, Drew A. Stroller, Matthew S. Waring, Hazel M. Willacy.
Past Committee Chairs: Amber E.B. McMichael (2012-2015); W. Jay Hunston, Jr. (2000-2012)
- ADR Session at the Annual Bench Bar Conference, March 10, 2017 Save the Date!
- Annual Seminars
- ADR: A Help and Not a Hurdle, Feb. 13, 2017 Save the Date!
- ADR in 2016 – Challenging Old Paradigms, Feb. 8, 2016
Additional ADR Program Photos (More Information Coming Soon!)
- ADR – Making It Work! Feb. 10, 2015
- The Yin and Yang of Mediation: The Mediator and the Attorney, Feb. 10, 2014 (this no longer qualifies for CLE)
ADR CORNER OF THE PBCBA BULLETIN:
“In Praise of Negative Personalities” December 2016, by Joy A. Bartmon
“Why Does Mediation Take So Long?” November 2016, by William Cea
“Conflict Resolution Day and Mediation Week in October” October 2016, by Theodore A. Deckert
“Arbitration Case Law Update” September 2016, by Donna Greenspan Solomon
“Expect the Unexpected in a Family Law Mediation” July/August 2016, by Victoria Calebrese
Additional Archived Articles can be found by clicking here
American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution
Association for Conflict Resolution
Florida Academy of Professional Mediators
Florida Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
Florida Dispute Resolution Center
Florida Rules for Court-Appointed Arbitrators
Florida Rules for Court-Appointed Mediators
Florida Statute Ch. 44 Mediation Alternatives to Judicial Action
How to Become a Supreme Court Certified Mediator
Hyperlinked Index of Provisions of 2013 Florida Revised Arbitration Code
The Revised Florida Arbitration Code
U.S. Code Title 9 Arbitration
U.S. Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service: Arbitration Policies and Procedures from the Code of Federal Regulations