Alabama Center For Dispute Resolution
Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution

The Center serves as the administrative arm of the Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution. Read more about the Commission.

Since 1994, we have been the state office of dispute resolution for Alabama. At the Center, we work with the courts, the Alabama State Bar, state agencies, schools, community mediation initiatives, and businesses to promote early and peaceful resolution of disputes.


Mediation Week is October 11-17, 2015! As part of the activities, the Dispute Resolution Section of the Alabama State Bar and the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution are sponsoring a CLE webcast on October 13, 2015, from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Read more on our blog at

New Ethical Opinions The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Committee on Mediator Ethical Guidance has released three new opinions on ethical issue. Read more.

News for Alabama Neutrals The 2015 3rd Quarter newsletter has been sent and is available:
- Online at
- PDF at

ADR Safety Planning: Recommended Guidance The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) Taskforce on Safety in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) has drafted the ADR Safety Planning: Recommended Guidance  to promote the safety of practitioners and participants in ADR processes. The Recommendations are intended to encourage and assist practitioners and ADR provider organizations when considering, planning for, and implementing safety procedures in all ADR processes they conduct. The guidance is available as a PDF file. Go to ACR Taskforce on Safety in ADR.

The Intersection of Negotiation and the Human Brain If you missed the thought-provoking presentation by Dr. Richard Birke at the July meeting of the Alabama State Bar, you have a second chance to catch it through our website. Go to Video.

News for Alabama Neutrals The 2015 1st Quarter newsletter has been sent and is available:
- Online at
- PDF at

Foreclosure Prevention/ Mortgage Modification Mediation Program
Temporary Halt to New Cases
2014 Foreclosure Mediation TrainingDue to a change in grant funds, we will not be accepting any new cases under this program until new grant funds have been secured. The Center will pay for the cost of wrapping up all open cases (there are over 90 cases open). This program was designed to mediate foreclosure and other mortgage problems and assists both homeowners and mortgage servicers in resolving foreclosures. We hope to resume new mediations this spring.
- Learn more about Foreclosure Mediation.
- Find a Mediator with Foreclosure Training.

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Family Mediation Program Since 2013, we have been expanding the this program, a collaboration between the Center and the Supreme Court of Alabama.  Our goal is to help families with children and qualifying incomes fashion a parenting plan.  The Center pays mediators with the special designation, *divorce/domestic relations. Highlighted in Alabama Lawyer, Dec 14, the program has allowed us to handle 65 cases (some still pending). Learn more.

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Help for your Family

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Parents are Forever Parenting, Divorce, and Post Divorce Issues
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Help for your Home

Foreclosure Mediation
Download our Brochure, Mediation to Prevent Foreclosure
Foreclosure Prevention Mortgage Modification Mediation Program

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Foreclosure Mediator

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Training & Events

Our training calendar lists upcoming opportunities for professional training.