Evaluative-Qualitative Mediation as an Alternative to Traditional Mediation

Sarasota Partner Steven Chase presented a seminar entitled "Evaluative-Qualitative Mediation as an Alternative to Traditional Mediation" to the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) section of the Sarasota County Bar Association.

The seminar included several topics:

  • Understanding the role of a mediator
  • How evaluative-qualitative mediation differs from traditional mediation
  • Ethical limitations as to evaluative-qualitative mediation
  • The rise of neutral evaluators
  • So-called good faith requirement to mediation
  • Recent changes to Florida Rules of Civil Procedure concerning mediation
  • Recent mediator ethics advisory committee opinions (MEAC)