Alabama Center For Dispute Resolution
Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution

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. Read more about the Commission.


New Mediation Webinar Series - 2016 This 6-part mediation series is a unique opportunity to learn from some of the leading mediators in the country. Each webinar will focus on different phases of the mediation process, as well as useful analytical techniques and strategies for mediators. Learn more.

FREE Divorce & Family Mediation Program
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? We have updated information on which Alabama counties are participating!
- More information and map on the Family Mediation page -

Early 2016 Mediation Training
- Divorce & Family Mediation, February 18-22, 2016, Birmingham
- General Civil Mediation, March 3-5, 2016, Birmingham
- Advanced Mediation, March 10, 2016, Montgomery
Get details on our training calendar.

2016-2017 Mediator Roster Applications are now available online. Go to the Roster Applications page.

News for Alabama Neutrals The 2015 4th Quarter newsletter is available:
- Online at
- PDF at

ADR in the News There are several new articles that were published recently. Read more...

Did you miss our webcast, Practical Tips from Top Mediators? As part of the Mediation Week activities, the Dispute Resolution Section of the Alabama State Bar and the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution sponsored a CLE webcast on October 13, 2015. The webcast is over, but you can still hear it and review the presenters materials here.

Things We Know About Mediation in Alabama From Cases That Have Ended Up in the Appellate Courts has been updated as of October 2015. Read about new decisions affecting Mediations, including the new decision below. Updated Select AL ADR Mediation Cases.

Foreclosure Prevention/ Mortgage Modification Mediation Program
Temporary Halt to New Cases
2014 Foreclosure Mediation TrainingDue to a change in grant funds, we will not be accepting any new cases under this program until new grant funds have been secured. The Center is wrapping up all open cases. This program was designed to mediate foreclosure and other mortgage problems and assist both homeowners and mortgage servicers in resolving foreclosures. We hope to resume new mediations soon.
- Learn more about Foreclosure Mediation.
- Find a Mediator with Foreclosure Training.

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YouTubeAnd now we have a YouTube channel! We are loading videos and pointing to reference videos related to our favorite topics... mediation, negotiation, arbitration, restorative justice, etc.
Visit Alabama Alternative Dispute Resolution Center on YouTube.

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Help for your Family

FREE Mediation for
Parents are Forever Parenting, Divorce, and Post Divorce Issues
Download our Brochures in English and Spanish.

Help for your Home

Foreclosure Mediation
Download our Brochure, Mediation to Prevent Foreclosure
Foreclosure Prevention Mortgage Modification Mediation Program

Find a
Foreclosure Mediator

Select AL ADR Mediation Cases


Training & Events

Our training calendar lists upcoming opportunities for professional training.