Alabama Center For Dispute Resolution
Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution
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. The Center serves as the administrative arm of the Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution. Read more about the Commission.
In this issue:
- Upcoming ADR Events
- In-State Mediation Training
- Private Judging
- Family Mediation Program
- Foreclosure Prevention Mediation
Advanced Attorney-Mediator Training and Annual Meeting - Advancing the Art of Mediation
La Fonda on the Plaza,
Santa Fe, NM
April 7-8, 2017
Join the Association of Attorney Mediators in Santa Fe, NM for Advance the Art of Mediation. We will learn new techniques from experienced mediators around the country and enjoy networking time, as well as time to enjoy all that Santa Fe has to offer. We will collect fresh ideas and learn about various skills, complexities, and styles of the art of mediation. Learn more on our blog.
Parents are Forever Family Mediation Program This program is a collaboration of the Supreme Court of Alabama and the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution. It provides families with free family mediation when there are children, a family income under $60,000, and the judge orders parents to mediate a parenting and financial plan for their family.
FY October 1, 2015-September 30, 2016
262 Children affected
Average family income: $39,433
FORECLOSURE MEDIATION ENTERS PHASE II We launched Phase II of the Forclosure Prevention / Mortgage Modification Mediation Program on September 1, 2016. First quarter results are in the 1st Qtr 2017 Newsletter (link above) Read More - Find a Foreclosure Mediator - FAQs
UPDATED Judges Mediation Bench Book: A Resource for Alabama Trial Judges (2nd edition) This handy Judge’s Mediation Bench Book puts all the law, court rules, code of ethics, forms, and information about mediation in one place so you know about the process and can take advantage of it. Download a copy.
Placing Children First A video produced by the Administrative Office of Courts, Alabama. This video discusses Children's Rights and provides Tips for Parents with Shared Custody to be sure to put the children first. Go to Video. This video ties into our free family mediation program (next paragraph).
FREE Divorce & Family Mediation Program
It's a Win-Win program...
- Parents get help mediating a parenting plan and resolving other divorce issues.
- The Center reimburses the mediator.
Is your county offering this program yet? We have updated information on which Alabama counties are participating!
- More information and map on the Family Mediation page -
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