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Patsy Shropshire and Judy Keegan, Director, at the Annual Meeting, Point Clear, AL - July 18, 2013
Patsy Shropshire and
Judy Keegan, Director,
at the Annual Meeting,
Point Clear, AL
July 18, 2013

Judy Keegan
Judith M. Keegan, Esq.
Executive Director

 
The Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution, Inc. (the Center) is a non-profit corporation organized to "develop, implement, administer, assist, and manage alternative dispute resolution (ADR) programs in the courts, neighborhoods, educational facilities and government agencies within the State of Alabama."

After receiving a start-up grant from the Alabama Law Foundation, the Center opened in August of 1994, with office space supplied by the Alabama State Bar. The Center operates under the supervision of the Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution in conjunction with the Alabama State Bar Dispute Resolution Section. Read more about each:

Shortly after it opened, the Center became the 18th state office of dispute resolution to join the Council of Statewide Programs for Consensus Building and Problem Solving, a nation-wide network of state offices of dispute resolution that share information. As of October 1996, the Center was funded under the Alabama Supreme Court's budget.

Contact the Center for any of the following:

  • ADR information, brochures and materials,
  • an application to be on the state court mediator roster,
  • the names of mediators in a particular county,
  • upcoming mediator or arbitrator training,
  • mediator standards and ethics,
  • to schedule an ADR program tailored to your audience's needs, or
  • for any of the functions enumerated above.

 


Judy Keegan
Judith M. Keegan, Esq.
Executive Director
judy.keegan@alabar.org

 
Judith M. Keegan, Esq.
Executive Director

Judith M. Keegan, Esq. is the Executive Director



Betzy B. Medaris
Administrative Assistant
betzy.medaris@alabar.org

 

Betzy B. Medaris
Administrative Assistant

 

 
Mediation and Arbitration Statistics

Statical charts below are based on information provided by Mediators on The Alabama State Court Mediator Roster and Arbitrators on the The Alabama State Court Arbitrator Roster. All reports are PDF format and should open in a new browser tab or window.

Mediation Statistics

 

PDF file 2015 ADRC Mediation Statistics 
 

PDF file 2014 ADRC Mediation Statistics 

PDF file 2014 ADRC Mediation Statistics (1997-2014) 
 

PDF file 2013 ADRC Mediation Statistics 

PDF file 2013 ADRC Mediation Statistics (1997-2013) 
 

PDF file 2012 ADRC Mediation Statistics 

PDF file 2011 ADRC Mediation Statistics 

PDF file 2010 ADRC Mediation Statistics 

  

Arbitration Statistics

PDF file 2015 ADRC Arbitration Statistics
 

PDF file 2014 ADRC Arbitration Statistics

PDF file 2014 ADRC Arbitration Cases by Type

PDF file 2014 ADRC Arbitration Cases by Subject
 

PDF file 2013 ADRC Arbitration Statistics

PDF file 2013 ADRC Arbitration Cases by Type

PDF file 2013 ADRC Arbitration Cases by Subject
 

PDF file 2012 ADRC Arbitration Statistics

PDF file 2011 ADRC Arbitration Statistics

PDF file 2010 ADRC Arbitration Statistics

  

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Photo Gallery

Alabama State Bar Meeting, July 2015


Patsy Shopshire at our table at the Alabama State Bar meeting. Fairhope.


Our wonderful mediation panel: Harold Stephens, Graham Esdale, Hon. Karon Bowdre, Hon. William Filmore, and moderator, Martha Reeves Cook.

Jana Garner wins pro bono mediator of the year at the annual meeting of the Alabama State Bar. Jana with president Rich Raleigh.

 
2015 Appellate Mediation Training Held March 12, 2015

The Alabama Center of Dispute Resolution hosted 28 mediators for this year's appellate mediation training.


Chief Justice Roy Moore began the morning with a brief address to the class.

Allison Skinner, Esq. of Skinner Neutral Services, Birmingham, and Jim Rives, Esq. of Ball Ball Matthews and Novak in Montgomery, focused on mediation skills and techniques for the appellate arena.

Michelle Ohme from the Supreme Court of Alabama and Lynn DeVaughn from the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals reviewed the rules, program materials, statistics, and how cases are handled.

Presiding Judge William C. Thompson of the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals joined the class to make a few remarks about appellate mediation and his court.

Julia Weller, Esq., Clerk of the Supreme Court of Alabama and Rebecca Oates, Esq., Clerk of the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals presented information about their courts.


A panel of expert appellate mediators spent an hour and a half sharing their experiences and taking questions: Honorable Art Hanes of Upchurch, Watson, White & Max, Birmingham; Phil Adams, Esq. of Adams White Oliver Short & Forbus, LLP in Opelika; and Louis Colley, Esq. of the Law Office of Louis C. Colley, LLC.


Judith Keegan, Esq., Executive Director of the Alabama Center of Dispute Resolution
provided the mediator ethics component.


2014 Foreclosure Mediation Training

Patsy Shropshire and Judy Keegan, Director, at the Annual Meeting, Point Clear, AL - July 18, 2013
Patsy Shropshire and Judy Keegan, Director
at the Annual Meeting, Point Clear, AL - July 18, 2013


Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution, 2012


Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution, 2011

recent meeting
Alabama State Bar Dispute Resolution Section, 2010
Back row:  Nick Gaede (co-chair), Jim Reddoch, John Webb (co-chair), Stewart O'Bannon. Front Row:  Don Brockway, Charles Booth, Judy Keegan, Sally Bowers, Abigail van Alstyne, Mary Lynn Bates, Michelle Obradovic, Helen Alford, Allison Skinner, and Heather Leonard.

2010 Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution
 2010 Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution
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Center Activities

Celeste Sabel, Lynn DeVaughn, and Rebecca Oates (Supreme Court and Court of Civil Appeals Appellate Mediation Programs), Judy Keegan (Center Director) and Gary Canner (11th Circuit Mediator) conduct a panel presentation in Atlanta at the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Annual Meeting, Friday, April 7, 2006.
  

ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Annual Meeting.
Celeste Sabel, Lynn DeVaughn, and Rebecca Oates (Supreme Court and Court of Civil Appeals Appellate Mediation Programs), Judy Keegan (Center Director) and Gary Canner (11th Circuit Mediator) conduct a panel presentation in Atlanta at the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Annual Meeting, Friday, April 7, 2006.

 

 
Judy Keegan, Director of the Center, far right, with Anne Skove and Geetha Ravendra at the National Center for State Courts in Williamsburg, VA, May 2006. 

 

 
National Center for State Courts.

Judy Keegan, Director of the Center, far right, with Anne Skove and Geetha Ravendra
National Center for State Courts
Williamsburg, VA, May 2006.