Judges Mediation Bench Book: A Resource for Alabama Trial Judges (2nd edition)
This handy Judge’s Mediation Bench Book puts all the law, court rules, code of ethics, forms, and information about mediation in one place so you know about the process and can take advantage of it. This 2nd edition of the Alabama Judges' Mediation Bench Book, was updated and published in 2016. It is available for download as a PDF file.
2016 Alabama Judges' Mediation Bench Book
By providing this book, we hope we give you every reason to use mediation more often.
You may also download mediation forms at the website, at Court ADR -> Mediation Forms. Just style these forms for your court, and use.
For examples of no cost court mediation programs in Alabama, see the Bench Book section on Sample Mediation Programs.
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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
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
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 -