Charles N. Castagna Mediation, Inc.
  • Federal Mediator, Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit and Family Mediator

  • Circuit Mediation Certification Primary Trainer and CME Trainer

  • Mediation Consulting Services:  How to have the most effective mediation possible

  • Online video conferencing available for mediations, circuit civil certification classes and continuing mediator education classes

Mediation Services

Mediation is all about helping people find common ground and that is what I do best. In Florida mediators are governed by, among other rules and statutes, the Florida Rules for Certified and Court Appointed Mediators, sometimes referred to as Mediator Standards of Conduct.

I urge you to take a look at the Standards at the ADR link at . You will find, among other things, that mediators are not permitted to give legal advice, nor are they permitted to give a personal or professional opinion as to how the judge in the case will rule on that particular case.

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Mediation CertificationTraining

On November 15, 2007 the Florida Supreme Court amended the Rules and removed the Bar membership requirement for certification as a Circuit-Civil Mediator (No. SCO5-998). These Rules now provide a true point-based mediator certification system. No longer must one be an attorney to become a Certified Circuit Court Mediator.

We offer a 40-Hour Florida Supreme Court Approved Circuit Civil Mediation Training Program approved for Florida Bar Credit of 47.00 hours General CLE

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Continuing Mediation Education (CME)

Certified mediators in Florida must complete 16 hours of CME every two years in order to maintain their certification. The requirements are as follows: as part of the 16 hours, all mediators must have 4 hours of mediation ethics and one hour of diversity education.

Circuit and County mediators must also have 2 hours of domestic violence education. Family and Dependency mediators must also have 4 hours of domestic

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Clearwater, FL 33755
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