THE FIRST STATEWIDE MEDIATION TRAINING COMPANY: The Mediation Training Group (MTG), founded by Prof. Susan Dubow in 2000, was the first training company in Florida focused exclusively on providing Florida Supreme Court-approved mediator certification training; that is, the Mediation Training Group set the standard for Mediator Certification training and Continuing Mediator Education statewide as prescribed by the Florida Supreme Court Dispute Resolution Center.

BACKGROUND:  While every State has some form of mediation incorporated into its Court system, only seven States offer mediation certification, and Florida set the standard when, in 1988, it revised Chapter 44, and created Mediation Alternatives to Judicial Action, which was later adopted as the Uniform Mediation Act and put into law by 48 States.  People from all over the country attend our programs now offered on Zoom.

PASSING THE BATON:  After the death of the Founder in 2019, Robin Caral Shaw, Esq. became the Primary Trainer of MTG and is proud to be its owner.  Robin became County and Family Certified in 1998, Circuit Certified in 2005, and was the first Certified Appellate Mediator in Palm Beach County.  Robin has been a trainer for MTG since 2004. She is admitted to the Bar in Florida, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania, maintains a transactional/contracts/business practice, and mediates, while operating and expanding MTG into new areas of conflict resolution.

THOUSANDS TRAINED:  MTG, offering Certification and a wide variety of Continuing Education courses since 2000, has trained several thousand mediators, many of whom come back regularly for their Continuing Education credits necessary to maintain their certification and for the live, interactive, camaraderie available through the convenience of Zoom programs.

FOUR UNIQUE CME/CLE/CEU PROGRAMS EACH YEAR: MTG established the practice of offering four (4) Continuing Mediator Education (CME) programs each year on a monthly rotation.  Each of the four programs is also approved for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits, and Continuing Education units (CEU) for mental health professionals. 

PROGRAMS ALWAYS INCORPORATE THE LATEST NEWS AND INFORMATION: We constantly update each training with the latest news and information.  The Florida Supreme Court controls Alternative Dispute Resolution training and education in Florida, and actively reviews and modifies the governing laws, Rules, and opinions, and we share that information as it is released.  We also provide information on the latest cases, articles of interest, and evolving issues so that each program is completely up to date.


Robin Caral Shaw, Esq., is the owner and Primary Trainer of Mediation Training Group (MTG).  She is a member of the Bar in Florida, Washington, DC, and Pennsylvania. After practicing with a law firm in Washington, DC and with a Fortune 100 company in Pennsylvania, she relocated to Florida and established her own firm in 1998, focusing on contract drafting and negotiation, mediation, and mergers and acquisitions. Her first mediation certifications were in Family and County in 1998, followed by Circuit, and then by Appellate when that certification became available. She began teaching for MTG in 2004 and became its Primary Trainer after the death of MTG’s Founder, Susan Dubow, in early 2019.


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