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.
Take advantage of these upcoming training opportunities sponsored by the Alabama State Bar Section on Dispute Resolution and the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution.
Free CLE Webinar - May 24, 2018 - Learn in your office!
This FREE 60 Minute Webinar - 11 Common Mistakes Neutrals Make When Developing Business with Anna Rappaport will be held on Thursday, May 24, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. This course has been approved for 1.0 hours of MCLE credit. Read about the program we have planned and register on the Flyer and Registration Form (PDF). Limited to 50 participants. Register by May 22nd!
Free CLE Webinar - June 14, 2018 - Learn in your office!
This FREE 60 Minute Webinar - Managing a Mediation Business with Kathleen Coble will be held on Thursday, June 14, 2018 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm.This course has been submitted for approval for 1.0 hours of MCLE credit. Read about the program we have planned and register on the Flyer and Registration Form (PDF). Limited to 50 participants. Register by June 12th!
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.
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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 -