We are a Florida Supreme Court Certified Mediation Training Provider and Court Approved Arbitration Trainer. read more
Our programs are taught several times a year in convenient locations throughout Florida. Read more
Kevin C. Lunsford has served as a Primary Trainer for Florida's Circuit Civil and Family Mediation Training Programs since 2010 and has authored several mediation and arbitration training manuals. Kevin is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Court, County, Family and Appellate Mediator and Qualified Arbitrator. He is the Owner of North Florida Mediation (www.NorthFloridaMediation.com) and has been providing mediation and arbitration services since 2001. Kevin also served as the Program Manager for the Third Judicial Circuit's Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Mediation Program from 2010 to 2012. Kevin is a member of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (www.NADN.org) and its local Chapter, the Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society, (www.floridamediators.org) both invitation only organizations. In addition to his private ADR practice, Kevin also serves as a contract mediator to the Third, Eighth, and Fourteenth Judicial Circuits. He is the past President of the Association of North Central Florida Mediators (www.ancfm.org) and a former Director of the Florida Academy of Professional Mediators (2012-2013). In January 2013, the Florida Supreme Court appointed Kevin to the Mediator Qualifications and Discipline Review Board (MQDRB) where he served a four year term. Kevin's educational background includes a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Florida and a J.D. from Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad School of Law. Kevin was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1988 and has more than 30 years of experience in conflict management.
We have assembled a dynamic group of guest lecturers that bring a vast and varied wealth of experience to our mediation training programs. Our guest lecturers include Judges, local attorneys, and experienced mediators that will teach you not only the theory but practical applications that you can use in your every day practice . At the end of the training, each participant will have the opportunity to serve as a mediator in a mock role play scenario. Following the mock role play, a seasoned group of mediation coaches will provide you with immediate and practical feedback. After all, mediation is mostly an art, not a science. Each of you will have a distinctive mediation style. Your tone of voice, your appearance, and your normal way of communicating with people will help to define your personal mediation style. Our coaches can help you find your style, refine your techniques, and point out deliberate strategies and tools that will help you guide the parties to settlement.
Our Florida Supreme Court Approved Non-Binding Arbitration Training is a half-day program. There is no mentorship requirement or certification process. Successful completion of the course will qualify you as a Florida Supreme Court Qualified Arbitrator. This course has been approved for 5.5 hours (including .5 ethics) of CLE for attorneys.
Our mediation training programs are certified by the Florida Supreme Court and are designed to highlight the principles underlying the mediator's role and the practical ways in which those principles apply in actual disputes that you will be called upon to mediate. We hope that you will select us for your mediation and arbitration training. We will strive to bring you an educational and enjoyable training experience loaded with practice tips and tools that will enhance your ADR practice. Whether you are mediating court-ordered cases, voluntary cases, cases with attorneys or self-represented parties cases you will learn valuable techniques for each situation.