“A man should never be ashamed to own he has been in the wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that he is wiser today than he was yesterday.”

Alexander Pope


1. A Lawyer’s Obligation of Truthfulness: 
Formal Opinion 06-439 from the Standing Committee on 
Ethics and Professional Responsibility of the American Bar Association.


2. Florida Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Statutes: Chapter 44, Florida Statutes:


3. Florida Bar


4. Florida Statutes, Section 627.745: Insurance and the Mediation of Claims:


5. Florida’s Mediation Confidentiality and Privilege Act: Florida Statutes, Sections 44.401-44.406:


6. Pre-Mediation Stipulations or Agreements: Although we believe that Pre-Mediation Stipulations are usually unnecessary, a model pre-mediation agreement between the parties is available for use from the following link: 
(Mediation Agreement word document.)

7. Relevant portions of the Florida Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators, including:

Rule 10.220: Mediator’s Role
Rule 10.230: Mediation Concepts 
Rule 10.300: Mediator’s Responsibility to the Parties 
Rule 10.420: Conduct of Mediation

8. Mediation Conferences for cases filed in federal District Court in the Middle District of Florida are governed by Chapter 9 of the Local Rules of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida. A link to the local rules is below:


9. For those who Are interested in considering a biblical resolution of conflict, peacemaker ministries (www.Peacemaker.net) has developed a set of Rules of procedure for use in pursuing a faith-based solution to conflict. as with, for example, the american arbitration association’s, rules of procedure for employment disputes, these faith-based rules have been developed and used over many years. These rules have been used to successfully resolve a wide variety of disputes from small conflicts between members of a church to multi-million dollar lawsuits, including employment law claims. these rules are located on the link below:

Peacemaker Ministries


U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) 
U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) 
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC
Florida Commission on Human Relations (FCHR) 
Volusia Manufacturers Association (VMA)
Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)
Association of Builders and Contractors 
First Coast Manufacturers Association 
My Florida.com
Jacksonville Society for Human Resource Management
Employ Florida Marketplace 
The White House
U.S. Department of Commerce 
U.S. Department of Defense
U.S. Department of Homeland Security 
U.S. Department of Justice 
U.S. Department of State 
21st Century Workforce Commission 
U.S. Central Intelligence Agency 
Federal Emergency Management Agency

Florida House of Representatives 
Florida Senate 
Florida Supreme Court 
State of Florida, Department of State 
Florida Department of State: Sunbiz.org 
Records on Florida Corporations 
City of Jacksonville Official Website 
Jacksonville Human Rights Commission 
Florida Times Union Jacksonville Website 
Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce 
Jacksonville Financial News and Daily Record
Federal Labor Relations Authority 
National Council on Disability 
National Endowment for the Arts 
Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation 
U.S. Small Business Administration 
U.S. Social Security Administration 
U.S. Postal Service 
Federal Courts Finder 
U.S. Supreme Court 
U.S. House of Representatives 
U.S. Senate Internet Resources




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