Florida law requires that many civil cases first be mediated before going to trial. Our volunteer mediators are the very same people who serve in this important judicial role! Why not take advantage of this opportunity BEFORE going to court?
Mediation is NOT arbitration--in mediation you work with the guidance of your mediator to reach a result satisfactory to you and the other party. You make your own decisions!
In mediation, a neutral third party — a mediator — helps you and the other party try to resolve the problem through facilitated dialogue. However, it's up to you and the other party to reach an agreement.
After 36 years, County Court Mediation Services (CCMS), a non-profit business offering pro bono mediators to the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court and community, will be dissolving.
Starting July 1, 2021: To schedule mediations with the new provider please email: