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Ethics

National Ethics Opinions

The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Committee on Mediator Ethical Guidance provides advisory responses to requests for ethical guidance based on the American Bar Association/American Arbitration Association/ Association for Conflict Resolution Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators (2005). The scope of the Committee is limited to the consideration of ethical issues pertaining to mediation.

Read their opinions online at apps.americanbar.org/dch/committee.cfm?com=DR018600&edit=1
 

Alabama Ethics Opinions

Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution Opinions

  • Opinion 001-13 - Opinion of the Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution
  • Opinion 001-10 - Opinion of the Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution
  • Opinion 001-05- Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution's First Mediator Ethics Opinion

Mediator Code of Ethics

  • Mediator Code of Ethics - (Adopted by Order of the Supreme Court of Alabama, December 14, 1995 and effective on March 1, 1996, including amendments received through June 1, 1997, and May 1, 2015.)

Arbitrator Code of Ethics

  • Arbitrator Code of Ethics - The Code of Ethics for Arbitrators in Commercial Disputes Effective March 1, 2004 - On March 4, 2005, the Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution adopted the following code of ethics as the code to be followed by the arbitrators registered on the Alabama Arbitrator Roster of the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution.

Ethics Complaints

 
Ethics Links
Alabama Supreme Court
Commission on Dispute Resolution
  - Opinion 001-13
  - Opinion 001-10
  - Opinion 001-05

Mediator Code of Ethics

Arbitrator Code of Ethics

Consumer Complaints Against
Mediators and Arbitrators
For Ethical Violations

 

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 -

 


 


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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