Foreclosure Mediation Program
Below is a link to the Administrative Order Number 2010-1 for the Fourth Judicial Circuit (Duval, Nassau and Clay Counties), which was signed on February 25, 2010 in accordance with the Florida Supreme Court's Administrative Order Number AOSC09-54. It requires referrals to mediation by certified foreclosure mediators and to counseling, as well as certain procedures and forms to be used in all residential homestead mortgage foreclosure cases filed in the Fourth Circuit beginning Monday, March 1, 2010.
Click here to open the Administrative Order Number 2010-1 document (524 KB .PDF). Be aware that this PDF document is 17 pages in length.
Also below, is a link to the first form ('Form A') that must be filed with the Clerk of Court by the plaintiff in each of these cases. All of the other required forms (many of which are referred to in the Fourth Circuit's Administrative Order Number 2010-1) may be found in the third link, which is the Florida Supreme Court's Administrative Order Number AOSC09-54, entered on December 28, 2009.
Click here to open Form 'A' (Certifications Pursuant to Fourth Judicial Circuit Administrative Order 2010-1 (39 KB .DOC). This document is created in MS Word format and is 2 pages in length.
Click here to open the Florida Supreme Court's Administrative Order Number AOSC09-54 (940 KB .PDF). Be aware that this PDF document is 105 pages in length.
'Mediator' is defined in the Administrative Order Number 2010-1 as follows:
'Mediator' means only those mediators who are members of The Florida Bar, certified by the Florida Supreme Court as Circuit Civil Mediators, who reside or have a primary practice in the Fourth Judicial Circuit, and also who have received and completed the special mortgage foreclosure training required by Exhibit 12, attached as page A-59 et seq to Order Number AOSC09-54, and any additional training provided thereafter by the Fourth Judicial Circuit's Program Manager.