Mediation Training Experience
During his 20 years of mediation training, Mr. Rubin has trained and educated over 6,000 professionals, including former Florida
Supreme Court Justices and an ABA president. His experience includes both Civil Mediation and Divorce & Family Mediation certified
training courses, as well as customized training courses built for specific audiences and purposes.
Mr. Rubin conducts nine to twelve training courses on an annual basis. While most are 5-day courses, they can vary in length from
4 hours to multiple days.
For his upcoming training schedule, click
here. Representative trainings are detailed below.
• University of Miami, School of Law, Miami, Florida, Primary Trainer for all Circuit Civil and Family Mediation Training Programs,
over the past 5 years.
• University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida, Primary Trainer for all their Circuit Civil Training Programs, over 10 years.
• Florida International University, 1997 to 2000; Primary Trainer, Circuit Civil and Family Mediation trainings.
• Mediation Services, Inc., 1994 to present, Primary training company for certified mediation programs. Training is offered
independently and through joint ventures/sponsorship. The corporate entity is owned and operated by Melvin A. Rubin.
• Trainer and ADR specialist for John Hancock Insurance Co., Prudential Insurance, Department of Insurance, State of Florida and Collins Center for
Public Policy in reference to major national class action. May 1999 to present.
• American Arbitration Association, Circuit Civil and Family, 1989-1992, over 40 trainings with average attendance of between 30
and 40 Students, composed of judges, attorneys, mental health professionals, accountants, insurance adjusters, academics and others,
in approximately 12 different cities throughout the State of Florida.
• Nova University, 1992-93, Primary Trainer, Circuit Civil and Family Mediation trainings, all in the South Florida area composed
of similar student profiles as above. Responsibility included preparing agenda and course content; multi-day lectures, role play
critiquing over the entire five-day forty-hour certified training schedule.
• Trainer and consultant for the Florida Department of Financial Services and the Collins Center for Public Policy in reference to
Hurricane mediation programs, 1992 and 2004 hurricane seasons.
• Seton Hall, School of Law, Mediation Institute, 1995-1996, Primary Trainer for their new civil mediation program.
• Helped organize, coordinate and train the Hurricane Andrew community response for expedited ADR resolution of homeowners’ damage
recoveries with their insurance companies, 1993-4. Provided further disaster information for ADR responses in Pasco County, Florida
(the Storm of the Century) and St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.
• U.S. Department of Justice, Training facilitator for “Advocacy in mediation by the U.S. Attorney”, November 1996, Miami, Florida.
• American Bar Association, 1995 Meeting.
• Pro Se Family Advanced Mediation Program, June 4, 6, 1994, Miami Dade Community College, composed of previously certified family
mediators participating in a special advanced training for mediating divorces with no attorney participation for middle income persons.
The Florida Bar, Government Lawyers Section, two Special Certified Civil trainings, 1999 and 2000.