ACDR News and Highlights

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.

Mediation Week is October 15-21, 2017

October 20, 2017 - FREE CLE and Lunch - Mediation Perspectives: A Round Table Discussion
As part of our recognition of Mediation Week, the Alabama State Bar Section on Dispute Resolution and
the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution are sponsoring a FREE CLE and Lunch on October 20, 2017. The topic is Mediation Perspectives: A Round Table Discussion.

Read about the program we have planned and register on the Flyer and Registration Form (PDF).

Small Claims Mediation News

The September 2017 Small Claims Mediation News is online.

Read it now.

Parents are Forever Family Mediation Program

Mediation, Parents are Forever brochure        Los Padres de Familia son Para Siempre, Mediacion de Familia

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.

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? 

Court Year October 2016–June 2017
79 mediations, 52 agreements, 65.8% settlement rate 
Average Family income: $42,914; 
Children benefited: 124 
Pro bono time given by mediators:  96.28 hours

More information and 2017 statistics on the Family Mediation page -

 

Private Judges

The Alabama Private Judge Act authorized the appointment of former or retired judges to serve as private judges in certain district and circuit court cases. - More -

Arbitrators

Arbitration agreements, are often found in pre-printed consumer contracts. They require parties to the contract to resolve disputes in binding arbitration, rather than in court before a judge and/or jury. - More -

Mediators

Mediation is a confidential, informal process during which an impartial third party, the mediator, assists disputing parties in reaching a mutually acceptable agreement regarding their dispute.

  • General Mediation offers a path to resolving many disputes. - More -
  • Family Mediation offers free divorce and family mediation for parenting, divorce and post-divorce issues. - More -
  • Forclosure Prevention and Mortgage Modification Mediation offers specially-trained mediators to assist Alabama citizens with foreclosure and mortgage problems by mediating between the homeowner and the mortgage holder. - More -

 


Let's Get Social!

Did you know we're on Facebook?
Visit our page at facebook.com/alabamaadr and Like us to keep up with the latest news and happenings at the Alabama Center For Dispute Resolution!

We're also on Twitter!
While we don't have a lot of "fast-breaking news," we also have a Twitter account to keep you up on the latest. Follow us @AlabamaADR at twitter.com/alabamaadr

And we have a YouTube channel!
It contains videos and links to videos related to our favorite topics... mediation, negotiation, arbitration, restorative justice. Visit Alabama Dispute Resolution Center on YouTube.


WHO WE ARE

Alabama CDR is the state office of dispute resolution. 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. We are the administrative arm of the Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution.

GET IN TOUCH

Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution
PO Box 5042, Montgomery, Alabama 36103-5042
assistant@alabamaadrfor adr.org
(334) 356-3802

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