The County Civil Mediation Program provides mediators to meet with disputing parties. The mediators are trained and certified by the Supreme Court of Florida and are appointed to a case by the court. Mediators are third-party facilitators who help the disputing parties reach mutual and voluntary agreements.
As an alternative, the Citizen Dispute Settlement Program offers an opportunity to settle disputes by attending mediation before filing a Small Claims or County Court lawsuit. Participation in pre-filing mediation is voluntary and is at no cost to either party.