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5 Day Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediation Training Program

Conducted online through Zoom on August 7, 8, 14, 15, & 21 - 2021

Registration Fee $895.00

This all-weekend interactive program provides strategies and techniques for maximizing your conflict management abilities and your negotiating skills. Upon completion of this program, you will have a foundation for understanding the mediation process in theory and practical application. In addition, this program meets the training requirements for certification as a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court Mediator. As you go forward, in both your professional and personal interactions, you will be able to provide conflict resolution assistance to others, in formal and informal settings.

This program will provide Florida Bar CLE credits. CLE Credit application pending.

This program meets 9:00 a.m. to 6:10 p.m. each day (EST).

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3 Day Florida Supreme Court Certified County Court Mediation Training Program

Conducted online through Zoom from July 16 to July 18 2021

Registration Fee $495.00

This interactive program provides strategies and techniques for maximizing your conflict management abilities and your negotiating skills. Upon completion of this program, you will have a foundation for understanding the mediation process in theory and practical application.  In addition, this program meets the training requirements for certification as a Florida Supreme Court Certified County Court Mediator. As you go forward, in both your professional and personal interactions, you will be able to provide conflict resolution assistance to others, in formal and informal settings.

This program provides 25 CLE Credits as follows:

25.0 General Hours, including 0.5 hours in Bias Elimination and 2.5 hours in Ethics.

This program meets 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day (EST).

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About The Instructors

Lloyd Comiter has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1991 and represents small and medium size businesses as well as individuals in business disputes, landlord/tenant matters and other contract litigation matters. He is a Florida Supreme Court Certified County Court Mediator, Circuit Court Mediator and Family Mediator.

Lloyd is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell meaning that he has reached the highest of professional excellence and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. He is an Adjunct Professor at Lynn University, teaching The Legal Environment of Business. Lloyd frequently lectures on landlord/tenant disputes, small claims court disputes and mediation.

Lloyd is a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association where he has been the Chair of the Small Claims Court Clinics’ Committee since 2007 and the South Palm Beach County Bar Association. He is serving his fifth term on the Florida Bar Small Claims Rules Committee and is the former Chair. Additionally, Lloyd is a former Civil Traffic Hearing Officer in Palm Beach County, Florida. Lloyd has lived in South Florida since 1967 and is married to Meryl. They have three children together.






Keith Grossman helps families negotiate and manage divorce, child custody, estate planning, and related family law issues more comfortably and with honor. He is a Collaborative Attorney, a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family and Circuit Civil Mediator, Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator, an Educator and a Peacemaker. Keith helps his clients "think outside the court" so they don't go broke and are better able to preserve their relationships. In fact, the Lee County Association of Family Law Professionals awarded Keith the 2015 Hugh E. Starnes "Think Outside the Box" award for leadership, critical thinking, innovation, and dedication to non-adversarial practice.

The Cape Coral Community Foundation has also recognized Keith as a nominee for the 2018 Elmer Tabor Generosity Award. Keith has been AV rated by Martindale Hubbell (less than 15% of all lawyers are awarded this distinction) and has been recognized as a Super Lawyer by Thomson Reuters. He is also an Adjunct Professor at Florida Gulf Coast University, teaching Alternative Dispute Resolution, Elder Law, and Comparative Criminal Justice.

Keith frequently lectures, facilitates training programs, and writes articles on conflict management and negotiation topics. He blogs at PeaceShark.com. His books, "The Power of Releasing Judgment," "What Is A Peace Chest?" and "How Do You Build A Peace Chest?" are available at Amazon. Keith graduated from the University of Florida with a law degree as well as a Bachelor of Science in Journalism. He is a Past President of the Lee County Bar Association, as well as President of the Collaborative Professionals of Southwest Florida, a Board member for the Florida Academy of Collaborative Professionals, a Board member for the Association of Family Law Professionals, and a former Board member of the Society for Human Resource Management Southwest Florida.

Frequently Asked Questions

A process whereby a neutral third person called a mediator acts to encourage and facilitate the resolution of a dispute between two or more parties.

Private classes are available for groups of 10 or more.

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Includes, but is not limited to, assisting the parties in identifying issues, fostering joint problem solving, and exploring settlement alternatives. A mediator is a neutral, impartial third person who facilitates the mediation process. The mediator’s role is to reduce obstacles to communication, assist in identifying issues, explore alternatives, and otherwise facilitate voluntary agreements to resolve disputes, without prescribing what the resolution must be.

Mediation in civil cases within the jurisdiction of the county courts, including small claims.

For initial certification as a mediator of county court matters, an applicant must have at least a high school diploma or a General Equivalency Diploma (GED), must be at least 21 years of age, be of good moral character and must have 40 points.

30 points are received from taking the certified county court mediation training program and 10 points are earned for having a high school diploma or GED.

A county court mediation training program shall be a minimum of 20 instructional hours.

County court mediation training shall be presented over a minimum of three days and a maximum of 30 days in blocks of time of at least three hours.

For every hour of training, five minutes of break time shall be added. During each day which lasts over six hours, there shall be a minimum of 30 minutes provided for a meal or extended break.

a. Chapter 44, Florida Statutes
b. Section 415.1034, Florida Statutes
c. Florida Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators
d. Current Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order, In Re: Rules Governing Certification of Mediators
e. Sections 39.201-206, Florida Statutes
f. Rules 1.700-1.750, Florida Rules of Civil Procedure
g. The Dispute Resolution Center’s bibliography
h. An exercise for reducing an agreement to writing
i. Role play simulation materials for the required role plays
j. Role play critique form

a. Conflict resolution concepts in county court mediation
b. Court process in county court mediation
c. Mediation process and techniques in county court mediation
d. Communication skills in county court mediation
e. Standards of conduct/ethics for mediators in county court mediation
f. Diversity issues in county court mediation

Lecture, group discussion, written exercises, mediation simulations and role plays.

At a minimum, every participant shall take part in at least one continuous role play acting as the sole mediator and one continuous role play acting as the disputant. A continuous role play is defined as one beginning with the mediator’s opening statement and continuing for a minimum of 45 minutes.