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.

CLE Opportunities

Take advantage of upcoming training opportunities sponsored by the Alabama State Bar Section on Dispute Resolution and the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution.

New Webinar Series - Collaborative Law Practice

This four-part series of free 60 minute webinars will guide you through the ins and outs of collaborative law practice. All webinars begin at noon and end at 1 p.m.

  • August 24, 2018 - “Introduction to Collaborative Law Practice” (one hour of MCLE credit)
  • September 21, 2018 - “Focus on Team: Breaking Down Roles” (one hour of MCLE credit)
  • November 2, 2018 - “The How To’s of Collaborative Law” (one hour of MCLE credit)
  • December 7, 2018 - “Informed Consent/Civil Collaboration” (one hour of Ethics credit)

To learn more and register, go to the Training Page or register here by using this Collaborative Law Practice Series Information and Registration Form (pdf).

Plan to Attend - Appellate Mediation Training

- November 15, 2018
In order to register to be on the Appellate Roster, an attorney must be registered on the Alabama State Court Mediator Roster. If you have not taken the 20 or 40 hour mediation course(s) required for the State Court Mediator Roster, you may still take this course then follow up with one of those courses. This training opportunity will be on November 15, 2018 from 8:30 am to 4:35 pm. Lunch is provided. The course fee is $400. This course has been approved for 6.75 hours of MCLE credit. Read about the program and register on the Flyer and Registration Form (PDF). Register by October 15th!

More training opportunities are highlighted on our Training Calendar.

Managing a Mediation Business
 
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New for Alabama Neutrals

Two New Videos are Online

Both were recorded at recent ACDR webinars. and are presented by Anna Rappaport, JD, PCC of Excelleration Coaching, LLC. Go to the video page.
  • Managing a Mediation Business - June 14, 2018 webinar
  • Eleven Common Mistakes Neutrals Make When Developing Business - May 24, 2018 webinar

News for Alabama Neutrals newsletters are also online. Read now.

Parents are Forever Family Mediation Program

Mediation, Parents are Forever brochure        Los Padres de Familia son Para Siempre, Mediacion de Familia

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 January-December 2017
125 mediations, 91 agreements, 73% settlement rate 
Average Family income: $40,640 
Children benefited: 191 
Pro bono time given by mediators:  272.63 hours

More information on the Family Mediation page -

  

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 -

 


Let's Get Social!

Did you know we're on Facebook?
Visit our page at facebook.com/alabamaadr and Like us to keep up with the latest news and happenings at the Alabama Center For Dispute Resolution!

We're also on Twitter!
While we don't have a lot of "fast-breaking news," we also have a Twitter account to keep you up on the latest. Follow us @AlabamaADR at twitter.com/alabamaadr

And we have a YouTube channel!
It contains videos and links to videos related to our favorite topics... mediation, negotiation, arbitration, restorative justice. Visit Alabama Dispute Resolution Center on YouTube.


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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