Certified Mediator List (Updated 08/29/2023)
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:
- Read Local Rule 16.2 Court Annexed Mediation , and
- Submit a mediation application (Application modified 09/2023).
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 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 list of certified 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, Mortgage Modification 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 2018-34, as amended from time to time by the Chief Judge, if the mediator is appointed by the Clerk on a blind, random basis; 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. Effective December 1, 1994. Amended effective Jan. 1, 1996; April 15, 2007; April 15, 2010; December 1, 2014; December 1, 2015; December 1, 2017; December 3, 2018.