We have now released the GPC Miami Report on the IMI website. This report is one of a set of eight North American reports created as part of an IMI project funded by the AAA-ICDR Foundation.

GPC Miami Report

The North American suite of reports present findings from data that has never been analyzed before and gives insight into the commercial dispute resolution (DR) landscape in North America.

The GPC Miami Report explores the characteristics of users of DR in Miami, how the market responds to their needs, obstacles and challenges facing their jurisdiction and provides a vision for the future of commercial DR in Miami.

Some results may be expected. Others may be quite surprising. 

The following is a sample of some of the themes emerging from The GPC Miami Report. For the complete picture of this jurisdiction, download the report from the IMI website.

‘Commercial DR in Miami is associated with strong ethical standards, access to a range of DR processes and knowledgeable practitioners. Party expectations are met on numerous levels thanks to a focus on a range of practices that prioritize early intervention and efficient resolution.

Even so, the industry faces a number of challenges moving forward including an over-emphasis on discovery and excessive costs and delays.’

GPC Miami Report

3 Strengths

  1. Timely resolution through early stage interventions
  2. Arbitration and mediation helping to avoid trials and reduce the burden of discovery
  3. Access to subject matter experts

3 Limitations

  1. Difficulty overcoming the litigious mindset
  2. Lack of diversity among providers
  3. Overemphasis on discovery

3 Priorities

  1. Educating and promoting ADR to both current and future practitioners
  2. Reviewing the use of discovery for DR processes other than litigation
  3. Harnessing the role that lawyers play in shaping the commercial DR landscape

GPC Miami Report

Where can I become IMI Certified in Miami?

IMI Certification is the international gold standard for mediation worldwide. Read about the benefits here.

IMI Qualifying Assessment Programs near Miami are JAMS Miami and JAMS Boca Raton. (JAMS’ QAP is open to JAMS mediators only.) Find other nearby programs here.

The complete suite of North American reports includes:

  • The GPC Austin Report
  • The GPC Baltimore Report
  • The GPC Los Angeles Report
  • The GPC Miami Report
  • The GPC New York Report
  • The GPC San Francisco Report
  • The GPC Toronto Report

Culminating in the final comparative report:

  • The GPC North America Report

Clear features of each city who hosted a GPC event have become apparent – and similarities and differences between jurisdictions have surfaced. Distinct and actionable recommendations in relation to the findings have emerged. These recommendations have the potential to make a significant impact on the future of commercial DR in North America.

All the reports will be made available on the IMI website.

Emma-May Litchfield

Posted by Emma-May Litchfield

A dispute resolution practitioner and educator who helps people as they explore and resolve challenges. Resolution Resources provides tailored services that draw upon my broad experience as an educator, facilitator, manager, researcher, NMAS accredited mediator and coach.

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Thank you. Those conclutions and discussions are the prove that Mediation and the idea of ADR
are important and signe the prefarable way of solving problems during 2020 and more….

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