Neutrals interact with disputants from various backgrounds. Building rapport helps to establish common ground, emphasize similarities, and establish empathy to help parties feel more comfortable in the exchange. Attorneys representing clients may wish to build rapport not only with their clients, but with the neutral in order to be more effective communicators and better listeners. Our April 4, 2022 presenters included Jefferson County attorneys/mediators/collaborative law practitioners Frances Nolan and Virginia Miller, along with Cumberland Law Faculty/Staff members Emily Bonds Davey and Lynn D. Hogewood.
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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 -
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 -
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 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 -
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