Institute for Dispute Resolution
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University of Florida’s Levin College of Law has played an active role in the development of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Florida.
The Institute for Dispute Resolution (“IDR”) was the first of its kind established at a law school in Florida, as a result of state legislators enacting one of the first laws in the country giving judges broad authority to order mediation in all types of civil lawsuits. Students who complete IDR courses are prepared for changes already taking place in how law is practiced.
In addition, the Virgil D. Hawkins Mediation Clinic provides the intensive mediation training required to attain Supreme Court certification as a County Mediator. Students are trained to become mediators through participation in actual court proceedings involving areas such as landlord-tenant, contract, auto repair, debtor/creditor and consumer issues.
The IDR is partly endowed through a $100,000 contribution from Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group, a nationally recognized mediation specialty firm with offices in four Florida cities.
Annual Eight Hour CME
Eight hour CME will include ethics, domestic violence, diversity/cultural awareness and CLER credits.
Date: October 25, 2013
The Inaugural North Florida Certified Appellate Mediation Training
Primary Appellate Trainer:
Former Circuit Mediator,
Eleventh Circuit, United States Court of Appeals
Available for All Certified Circuit Civil, Family, and Dependency Mediators. No Additional Mentorship Requirement for Appellate Mediation Certification
Date: December 7, 2012
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
The panel of presenters, with more than 100 years of combined mediation experience, will participate in all presentations interweaving discussions of Ethics, Domestic Violence, and Diversity/Cultural Awareness within each topic
Date: October 12, 2012
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 4:10 p.m.