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.


coverNews for Alabama Neutrals  The 2017 1st Quarter newsletter is available:
- Online at 1701_NAN_Newsletter.html
- PDF at

In this issue:

  • Upcoming ADR Events
  • In-State Mediation Training
  • Private Judging
  • Family Mediation Program
  • Foreclosure Prevention Mediation


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
  170         Mediations
  117         Agreements
  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

Judges Mediation Bench BookUPDATED 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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Help for your Home

Foreclosure Mediation

Learn more about the Foreclosure Prevention Mortgage Modification Mediation Program
Find a
Foreclosure Mediator

Homeowners, call to qualify for FREE Foreclosure Prevention Mortgage Modification Mediation!

If you have mortgage problems, you should take advantage of this program. We will ask for information, evaluate it, and let you know if you qualify for free mortgage mediation.

Please contact
Katherine Church
Volunteer Lawyers Pgm  

Help for your Family

FREE Mediation for
Parents are Forever Parenting, Divorce, and Post Divorce Issues
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Find a
Family Mediator

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Training & Events

Our training calendar lists upcoming opportunities for professional training.