Academy of Family Mediators
5 Militia Drive
Lexington, MA 02421
fax: 781 674-2690
The Academy of Family Mediators was established in 1981 as a non-profit educational membership association. It is the largest family mediation organization in existence. Members are mediators working in a variety of settings including private practice, courts, schools, and government in the United States and Internationally.
The Section of Dispute Resolution, established in 1993, provides information and technical assistance on all aspects of dispute resolution; studying existing methods for the prompt and effective resolution of disputes; adapting current legal procedures to accommodate court-annexed and court-directed dispute resolution processes; activating state and local bar involvement in dispute resolution, and conducting public and professional education programs.
This international and interdisciplinary association is dedicated to the constructive resolution of family disputes. A Florida chapter is currently being organized with members of our firm as participants.
Florida Dispute Resolution Center
(Click on the link, then on Judicial Administration and then on Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Supreme Court Building
500 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-1905
fax 850 488-0156
The Dispute Resolution Center was established in 1986. It serves as Florida’s center for education, training and research in the field of alternative dispute resolution. The Center certifies mediators and mediator training for the courts in Florida, and the discipline of mediators through the mediator qualifications board. The Center provides staff assistance to the Supreme Court Committees on Mediation and Arbitration, the Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee, and the Mediation Training Review Board.
This is a site listing mediators around the country and additional information on mediation. The family section contains useful articles related to family mediation. It is a good place to look for mediators in other states, including a referral service.