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FAQs

Where can I find a mediator for my case?

In small claims cases, a mediator/mediation intake person is available in court at the pre-trial hearing.

In County Civil and circuit civil cases, a court order directs the client to contact Mediation and Diversion Services; you can reach staff there at 813.272.5598.

How much does mediation cost? 

  • Small claim cases (actions under $5,000) – no fee
  • County Civil cases (actions under $5000 - $15,000) - $60/party
  • Circuit Civil cases (actions greater than $15,000) – parties pay the mediator on an hourly basis per party. 

Where can I find a list of Court Appointed Arbitrators for Circuit and County Civil Diversion?

Click here for a current listing.