Certified Mediator List (Updated 07/07/2015
Becoming a Certified Mediator
If you meet the criteria listed in Local Rule 16.2 and wish to apply to become a Certified Mediator for the Southern District of Florida, you must:
Please make sure you carefully review the Qualifications of Certified Mediators prescribed in Local Rule 16.2(b)(3) before submitting an application. Also, please ensure that your application is filled out completely. Incomplete applications will be returned, delaying the review process.
Completed applications will be submitted to the Ad Hoc Committee on Court Annexed Mediation for consideration at their quarterly meetings. The Committee reviews applications and makes recommendations to the Chief Judge of the Southern District of Florida whether or not an applicant should be added to the certified list of mediators for the Southern District of Florida.
If you have any questions, you can email the Clerk’s Office or you can contact the Clerk’s Office directly by calling (305) 523-5001. Click here to send an email.
For information on registering as a mediator in the Bankruptcy Court, please contact them at (305) 714-1800 or visit their website www.flsb.uscourts.gov, Loss Mitigation Mediation Program.
Pursuant to S.D. Fla. L.R. 16.2.B.(7), Compensation of Mediators, Mediators shall be compensated (a) at the rate provided by standing order of the Court, [Administrative Order 2008-08] as amended from time to time by the Chief Judge, if the mediator is appointed by the Court without input or at the request of the parties; or (b) at such rate as may be agreed to in writing by the parties and the mediator, if the mediator is selected by the parties. Absent agreement of the parties to the contrary, the cost of the mediator’s services shall be borne equally by the parties to the mediation conference. A mediator shall not negotiate or mediate the waiver or shifting of responsibility for payment of mediation fees from one party to the other. All mediation fees payable under this rule shall be due within forty-five (45) days of invoice and shall be enforceable by the Court upon motion.