You can request mediation during your appeal. However, it is up to the appellate judges whether or not a case is appropriate for mediation. Typically, the appellate court will ask the other side if they are agreeable to mediation. The appellate court will then make a decision on whether or not mediation is appropriate. However, if your case is in the Fifth District Court of Appeals, there’s a special program there, where the court may on its own motion refer a case to mediation.
Jean M. Dwyer | 386-871-4438 | 170 E. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, Florida 32176
Jean M. Dwyer is a Certified Family and County Court Mediator, Certified Circuit Court Mediator and an approved Appellate Court Mediator. Jean Dwyer graduated from Stetson University College of Law in 1990 and was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1991. From 2000 to 2006 Ms. Dwyer served as the General Magistrate and Child Support Hearing Officer in the Seventh Judicial Circuit covering Volusia, Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns County. Her duties as a General Magistrate involved presiding over Family Law and Dependency matters. Prior to being appointed the General Magistrate she served as a Civil Traffic Infraction Hearing Officer. Since 2008 Ms. Dwyer has served as the Special Master in Code Enforcement Hearings for the City of Ormond Beach and presently serves as the Chair for the Ormond Beach Neighborhood Improvement Advisory Board.