REGISTRATION: Before registering for this course, please review the below information which includes the mediation certification and course eligibility requirements, course fees, etc.  By registering, you are asserting that you meet the below educational requirements for certification or have the permission of the instructor to take this course.  Registration Fee: $925 until 8/5/16 $975 after 8/5/16.  Click this link to register: 

Circuit Civil Mediation Certification Training
November 2016 (Dates TBA)
Tampa, Florida
Primary Trainer: James Williams, Esq.
​Approved by the Florida Supreme Court


IMPORTANT  FLORIDA MEDIATOR CERTIFICATION INFORMATION: This course meets the Florida Supreme Court training standards for certification as a circuit civil mediator. There are additional requirements for certification by the Florida Supreme Court which are described in the Florida Rules for Certified and Court Appointed Mediators.  Click here to learn about all the requirements for mediator certification.

​REGISTRATION ELIGIBILITY: Registration is reserved for individuals who possess a master’s or doctorate (e.g., Ph.D., J.D., M.D., Ed.D., LL.M) degree. Individuals with a bachelor’s degree who have either five years mediation experience or a graduate certificate in conflict resolution may also register. Others may enroll with the permission of the instructor. The number of course participants is limited. 

REGISTRATION FEE: Register at least 10 working days prior to class start date for $925; after that the fee is $975 (includes refreshments). No refunds within one week of class start date. If you withdraw at least one week prior to class start date, a $35 administrative fee will be charged. Substitutions allowed until one day prior.  Enrollment is limited to 40 participants. My Florida Mediator reserves the right to cancel any programs in which case fees are fully refunded. Register online with a credit card, debit card or Paypal to confirm your space. A confirmation letter will be sent upon receipt of your registration and payment if space is available. Registration is not confirmed until full payment is received.


November - Friday - 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
November - Saturday - 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
November - Sunday - 8:00 am - 5:50 pm
November - Saturday - 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
November - Sunday - 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

TEACHING METHODOLOGY: This course combines lectures, discussion and role playing to promote comprehensive understanding and practical skills development in the growing field of family mediation.

PRIMARY TRAINER:  James O’Neal Williams, Esq., is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil and Family Mediator, practicing Federal Mediator and Arbitrator, and licensed Florida attorney. He has more than twenty years of mediation experience and has mediated thousands of cases. For approximately fifteen years, Mr. Williams has served on the Mediator Qualifications Board (MQB) established by the Florida Supreme Court to hear complaints regarding Florida Supreme Court certified and court appointed mediators. He is active in various mediation groups including the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, the Association for Conflict Resolution and the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators. Mr. Williams is a frequent lecturer and presenter in ADR programs around the state and nationally and has lectured frequently on residential mortgage foreclosure mediation. In addition to his law degree, he holds a Master’s Degree from Yale University.  Mr. Williams began his career in Denver, serving as Corporate Counsel to an environmental concern before later returning to Florida as a prosecutor for the State of Florida. Subsequently, Mr. Williams practiced in the various areas of criminal, general civil, contract, administrative, bankruptcy and family law before devoting his full time practice to mediation and alternative dispute resolution.


Attorneys: This course is approved by the Florida Bar (1602309N) for 48 general CLE credits including 5 hours of ethics and 48 hours of civil trial certification credits.

Psychologists and Mental Health Professionals: Continuing Education, Inc. is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Continuing Education, Inc. maintains responsibility for this program and its content.

Designation: As an organization approved by the American Psychological Association, Continuing Education, Inc. is offering this activity for a maximum of 40 hours of continuing education credit.  Each psychologist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Accountants: This course qualifies for 28 technical business hours and 19 behavioral CPE Credits for Florida CPAs. Proof of attendance will be provided.

Physicians: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea and My Florida Mediator. The Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Continuing Education, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 40 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Mediators: Portions of this course are eligible for CME credit.  Mediators are required to self-report hours applicable to their areas of certification at the time of their renewal.

COURSE LOCATION: Exact course location in Tampa, Florida will be announced at a later date.