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.


Update to Selected Mediator Cases Our review document, Things We Know About Mediation in Alabama From Cases That Have Ended Up in the Appellate Courts, has been updated. Read the selected cases.

Foreclosure Mediation Training Foreclosure mediation training is scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday, April 9 and 10th. This course will carry up to 12 hours of CLE, and you must take it to be paid by the Center for mortgage modification mediations you conduct.  Read more and register.

Article by Judge James Sledge, an Alabama Mediator Mediating Copyright and Intellectual Property Disputes, by Judge James Scott Sledge (Ret.) appeared in the September/October 2013 issue of Landslide, A Publication of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law. Judge Sledge is an Alabama alternative dispute resolution professional with The McCammon Group, a leading provider of mediation, arbitration, special master, and judge pro tempore services.

Alabama Uniform Collaborative Law Act takes effect January 1st Alabama Act 2013-355, the Alabama Uniform Collaborative Law Act, takes effect on January 1, 2014. Read the Act.

Mediator Code of Ethics, Standard 10 change   On Dec 3, 2013, the Supreme Court of Alabama issued an order amending, Standard 10, Alabama Code of Ethics for Mediators, a change to Standard 10 on Advertising and Solicitation.

Alabama Rules of Appellate Mediation Change  On Dec 3, 2013, the Supreme Court of Alabama issued an order that Rule 1(a), Alabama Rules of Appellate Mediation (pdf) be amended.

2013 Proclamation by the Governor of Alabama  Governor Robert Bentley signed a proclamation declaring October 13-19, 2013 as Mediation Week. See the pictures and proclamation.

New Ethics Opinion  Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution, Opinion 001-13, issued on June 28, 2013.

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Training & Events

Our training calendar lists upcoming opportunities for professional training.
Foreclosure Mediation Training - April 9-10, 2014, Montgomery. Learn More.