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.
News for Alabama Neutrals
The October 2017 News for Alabama Neutrals newsletter is online. Read it now.
Free CLE Luncheon on November 27, 2017
November 27, 2017 - FREE CLE and Lunch - Mediation Perspectives: A Round Table Discussion
The Alabama State Bar Section on Dispute Resolution and the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution are sponsoring this FREE CLE and Lunch on November 27, 2017 at the Athelstan Club in Mobile, Alabama. 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).
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.
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 -