Not all mediators are created alike! Experience and dedication can make the difference between using your time and money wisely in the mediation process. Seek out a mediator who has background in the issue you are attempting to resolve, who understands litigation and conflict resolution. There are many ways to find a mediator. A quick google search will lead you to results such as paid sites, mediation aggregation sites and specialty firms, including many larger firms that will charge you a premium for their office space and overhead. Ask yourself what kind of mediator you need? Sometimes the Court will pay for and provide a mediator, or provide steeply reduced costs, particularly in cases involving small claims, county, juvenile or family disputes, so check with your local jurisdiction to learn more about that. A link to the 15th Judicial Circuit may be found here. The 15th Judicial Circuit also provides great information to explain the mediation process here.