Opening Remarks and Keynote Session: 

What Seems to Be the Problem?  

(CME: General)


Susan Marvin 


Chief of Alternative Dispute Resolution

Florida Dispute Resolution Center, Office of the State Courts Administrator

Susan Marvin, J.D. is the Chief of ADR of the Dispute Resolution Center, Office of the State Courts Administrator. She served as the staff attorney for the DRC from 2012 through May of 2016, and is a Florida Supreme Court certified county and family mediator. Susan served as a staff mediator for the Second Judicial Circuit Court’s ADR program for six years during one of which she was also the small claims and county mediator services coordinator. For eight years Susan was the director of The Family Visitation Program in Tallahassee, and she has previously been a case coordinator and attorney for the Second Circuit’s Guardian ad Litem Program.


Barry Goldman   

Keynote Speaker 

Barry Goldman is an arbitrator and mediator based in Michigan. In the past 30 years he has heard nearly 3,000 cases in more than 20 forums in 10 states and the US Virgin Islands.

He is the author or co-author of two books and dozens of articles on negotiation and dispute resolution. Since 2002 Barry has served on the part-time faculty at Wayne State University Law School in Detroit. He is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators, a fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and the recipient of the State Bar of Michigan Labor and Employment Section 2020 Distinguished Service Award.