WELCOME TO SELF HELP MEDIATION
Where solutions are only limited by imagination
FLORIDA SUPREME COURT CERTIFIED FAMILY LAW MEDIATOR.
Lorraine “Lorrie” H. Sherman has been a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator since 2003 and is an independent contractor with the Eighth Judicial Circuit program mediation services. She has mediated more than 700 family law mediations, and has attended more than 1000 family mediations in the role of an attorney. Ms. Sherman’s experience in the area of family law is broad and long, spanning almost two and half decades.
FLORIDA SUPREME COURT CERTIFIED CIRCUIT CIVIL MEDIATOR
Lorrie Sherman has been a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator since 2019. She has mediated several probate and contract cases. Ms. Sherman’s experience in non- family circuit civil litigation is limited, but includes probate, guardianship, an easement dispute, partitions, and a retaliatory non hire with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Administrative Court.
IN PERSON MEDIATION
The parties choose whether to conduct the mediation in person or by Zoom. Whether you are attending mediation by Zoom or in person, as far as possible have something to eat before mediation and feel free to bring snacks and please bring water to your mediation. If you decide to attend mediation in person, please decide the location of the mediation before scheduling so you can include that information when scheduling your mediation. Your in person mediation options are at the Courthouse, one of the attorney’s offices, or renting space at a court reporter’s office. As far as possible, make a wish list and know your bottom line and come to mediation with an offer to put on the table.
If you will be attending mediation by Zoom, please ensure you have reliable internet services including strong video and audio connections. It’s always a good idea to have something to drink and snacks available during mediation. Don’t forget to have your wish list, bottom line and an offer to put on the table. If you have a Zoom mediation, you must have the ability to Docu-Sign an agreement and send it back or print, sign, scan and email the agreement back to the mediator.