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 will be held via Zoom until further notice

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 www.flcourts.org . 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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Memberships

     
National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society National Mediation Training Registry

 

 





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Clearwater, FL 33755
Phone: 727-754-2089
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