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.

February 21-22, 2019 - Understanding and Managing High Conflict Personalities - Two Events

It seems like the struggle to manage “high conflict people” has mushroomed in recent years.  Many people are struggling with a colleague, opposing counsel, opposing party, partner, spouse, friend or co-worker with whom they find communication especially challenging and/or frustrating.  If this is true for you or any of your friends, acquaintances or clients, make them aware of these two amazing opportunities!

February 21, 2019, 7:00pm-8:30pm - Public Lecture, Free Event (No CLEs) - An introduction, by Bill Eddy, LCSW (a lawyer and trained mental health provider ) and Shawn Skillen, Esq, to their ground-breaking work in the area of high-conflict personalities in the context of legal and other disputes. Meets at Vestavia Hills United Methodist Church. ~ Details in flyer.

February 22, 2019, 9:00am-12:00noon - CLE Event (3.0 hrs) - Bill Eddy, LCSW (a lawyer and trained mental health provider ) and Shawn Skillen, Esq, will host a continuing education event at the Birmingham Bar Association. This event will focus on their work with high-conflict personalities in the context of legal and other disputes. The presentation will include key insights about how to identify, recognize, intervene, and effectively deal with high conflict personalities. Held at the Birmingham Bar Center. ~ Details and registration.

March 1, 2019 - Application of Collaborative Principles to Traditional Legal Practice - Free Webinar

Noon-1:00pm CST - (1 hr credit - applied for) - Part of the 2019 Collaborative Law Practice Webinar Series. Faculty includes:  Frances Nolan, Steven Gregory, Brian Turner, Melanie Merkle Atha and Virginia Miller. To learn more and register, go to our Training Page or register here by using this Collaborative Law Practice Series Information and Registration Form (pdf).

More training opportunities are highlighted on our Training Calendar.

New for Alabama Neutrals

October 3, 2018, 3-6pm, Governor Kay Ivey signs the 2018 Mediation Week Proclamation.
October 3, 2018, Governor Kay Ivey signed
the 2018 Mediation Week Proclamation.

Pictured are (seated) Alabama Gov Kay Ivey, (standing l to r) Alabama Supreme Court Commission members Scott Hoyem, Lynn DeVaughn, Justice Will Sellers, and William Coleman, ACDR Exec Director Eileen Harris, and Alabama State Bar President-Elect Christy Crow.

Educational Videos are Online

The Hype about HIPAA and HITECH - Samarria Munnerlyn Dunson, J.D., CHC, CHPC, walks you through HIPAA Basics, Business Associates, HITECH, Charging for Medical Records-Latest Guidance, Enforcement Update, and HIPAA on the Horizon. Learn more and view this video.

Collaborative Law Practice - The first two parts of our 2018 webinar series on collaborative law practice, are available on videos.!   Both were recorded at ACDR webinars. Online now:

  • Part 1: Introduction to Collaborative Law Practices from August 24, 2018 
  • Part 2: Focus on Team: Breaking Down Roles from September 21, 2018

View these Collaborative Law Practice Videos.
 
 

 

  

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 -

Keeping your Information Safe

https:// is http secure.In keeping with industry standards, we have implemented a Secure Certificate on our website. You may see a lock symbol, a green color or the https:// protocol in the address bar. These indicate that you are accessing the real ACDR website and that the website encrypts transmitted data additional protection.
 


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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