Alternate Dispute Resolution

879 Words Jun 1st, 2016 4 Pages
Assignment: Assignment 3
Jack and Jill, residents of Orlando, FL, had a nasty incident involving a hill, some water and a broken crown, in which both parties got hurt. Jack and Jill ended up suing each other in Florida state court. After a few months of nasty motion practice, Jill comes to your office and tells you that she's heard of this wonderful thing called mediation, under which she and Jack could be helped to reach a settlement. She has a few questions for you about mediation, all under Florida law:

1) Can she ask the court to order the parties to mediation if Jack refuses to go? If so, under what circumstances will the court do so?
Answer- Jill can ask the court to order the parties to mediation if Jack refuses to go under
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Additional qualifications are summarized below. Qualifications for county court mediators: 1) observe 4 county court mediation conferences conducted by certified mediator; 2) conduct 4 conferences supervised by certified mediator; and 3) 20 hours of certified mediation training. Qualifications for family mediation mediators: 1) master in social work, mental health, or behavioral or social sciences, or physician certified in psychiatry, or licensed attorney or CPA from any U.S. jurisdiction, and have 4 years’ experience in field; or have 8 years family mediation experience with a minimum of 10 mediations per year; 3) observe 2 family mediations conducted by certified family mediator; 4) conduct 2 family mediations supervised by certified family mediator; and 5) have 40 hours of certified training. Qualifications for circuit court mediators for other than family matters: 1) member in good standing of Florida Bar with 5 years of Florida practice and be an active member of the Florida Bar within 1 year of application, or retired trial judge from any U. S. jurisdiction who was a member of state bar for preceding 5 years; 2) observe 2 circuit mediations conducted by circuit certified mediator; 3) conduct 2 circuit court mediations supervised and observed by certified circuit court mediator; and 4) 40 hours of certified training. Qualifications for dependency mediators: 1) masters in social work, mental health, or…