Workshop Session D1:
The Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators
(CME: Mediator Ethics)
After I graduated high school, in 1962, I joined the United States Air Force and was assigned to the Strategic Air Command shortly before the Cuban Missile Crisis as a Military Policeman. When I was honorably discharged, I attended the University of Miami and was awarded a BA in Sociology in 1969. In 1972 I graduated from the University of Miami with a Juris Doctor degree. I practiced law as a general practitioner specializing in real estate and litigation. During this time I also was a lay guardian and a Guardian Ad Litem attorney in the Dependency system. In 1997, I worked as a Termination of Parental Rights attorney for the Department of Children and Families. In 1999, I became a Family, County and Dependency mediator for the the State Court Mediation units in Miami and Tallahassee. In 2005 I was made the Director for the State Court Mediation Unit in the Second Circuit of Florida. In 2014 I retired and mediated privately until 2017.