Media and Video

Follow the links below to view selected videos.

New

If you missed some of our four-part series of 60-minute webinars about the ins and outs of collaborative law practice, they are available to watch afterward.   Read about upcoming webinars.

  • Part 1: Introduction to Collaborative Law Practices
  • Part 2: Focus on Team: Breaking Down Roles

Go to the Collaborative Law Practice Videos.

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Mediation

What is Mediation? - Professional Mediation Associates. This video explains the mediation process in brief. For people wanting to settle a dispute without going through the traditional channels, mediation offers an alternative. What is Mediation?

Peer Mediation Video - Shape up your schools with peer mediation. This video was produced by the Dispute Resolution Service at the Los Angeles County Bar. Peer Mediation Video

The Three Little Pigs Go To Mediation Video - The Three Little Pigs Go To Mediation video, created by the Department of Veteran's Affairs, explains and demonstrates the principles of mediation in a way that will have everyone smiling.
Video: The Three Little Pigs Go To Mediation Video
Located at http://www.va.gov/orm/Mediation/VA_fable.html.

The Intersection of Negotiation and the Human Brain. Dr. Richard Birke discussed this interesting topic at the July 2014 Meeting of the Alabama State Bar. This was a thought-provoking discussion, so we are providing it for your review and thoughts. Go to the video page.

Center for Representation in Dispute Resolution, Suffolk University Law School. This site contains video excerpts showing different styles of mediation. It also provides live video examples of mediation and negotiation and other resources for ADR teachers and professionals. It focuses on civil disputes involving lawyers, but also contains videos of negotiation and community mediation.
Link: aba.blogs.law.suffolk.edu

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Foreclosure Mediation

Foreclosure Prevention Mediation Program offers free mediation services to struggling homeowners. Gibson Vance, attorney and host of the Beasley Allen Law Firm, welcomes special guest and mediator Allison Skinner with Skinner Neutral Services to discuss the importance of mediation as well as the innovative free service, the Foreclosure Prevention Mediation Program.
Video on YouTube: http://youtu.be/QLQK4A4nr4w

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Family Mediation

Placing Children First - A video produced by the Administrative Office of Courts, Alabama. Website: www.alacourt.gov. The video discusses Children's Rights and provides Tips for Parents with Shared Custody to be sure to put the children first. View the Video.
We offer a free family mediation program to help families with children fashion a parenting plan for the judge. - Read about our Family Mediation Program.

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Mediation Business

Managing a Mediation Business - A video produced by ACDR at our June 14, 2018 webinar.  This video is presented by Anna Rappaport, JD, PCC of Excelleration Coaching, LLC.
Go to the video page.

Eleven Common Mistakes Neutrals Make When Developing Business - A video produced by ACDR at the May 24, 2018 webinar. This video is presented by Anna Rappaport, JD, PCC of Excelleration Coaching, LLC.
Go to the video page.

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Arbitration

Carson - Letterman Arbitration - On April 18, 1986, Johnny Carson played a practical joke on David Letterman by stealing Dave's red pickup truck from in from of this Malibu home. Shortly after the truck was returned, Dave noticed a broken headlight that hadn't been broken before. Carson's people denied responsibility. To settle the dispute, Johnny invited Dave back to his show on June 27, along with People's Court judge Joseph Wapner to arbitrate the case.
Link: Carson - Letterman Arbitration

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General ADR

Jackie Hutter presents Social Media in ADR.

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Negotiation

The Intersection of Negotiation and the Human Brain - Dr. Richard Birke discussed the intersection of negotiation and what we know about the human brain at the July 2014 Meeting of the Alabama State Bar. This was a thought-provoking discussion, so we are providing it for your review and thoughts.
Go to The Intersection of Negotiation and the Human Brain.

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Restorative Justice

Portraits of Restorative Justice - Portraits of Restorative Justice

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Collaborative Law

This four-part series of 60-minute webinars will guide you through the ins and outs of collaborative law practice.  Faculty includes:  Frances Nolan, Steven Gregory, Brian Turner, Melanie Merkle Atha and Virginia Miller.  This series was sponsored by: the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution, the Birmingham Bar Association-Collaborative Law Committee, Birmingham Bar Collaborative Law Alliance, and the Dispute Resolution Section of the Alabama State Bar. Online now:

  • Part 1: Introduction to Collaborative Law Practices
  • Part 2: Focus on Team: Breaking Down Roles

Go to the Collaborative Law Practice Videos.


Read more about the series, view the webinars, and meet the faculty.

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   Additional Media

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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 -

 


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