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Judges Mediation Bench Book

Judges Mediation Bench Book: A Resource for Alabama Trial Judges (2nd edition)
This handy reference, updated in 2016, puts all the law, court rules, code of ethics, forms, and information about mediation in one place. Download.

Information for the Public


What is Mediation?

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.

The mediation session is intended to identify pertinent issues, clarify any misunderstandings, explore solutions, and negotiate an agreement.

Read our brochures,
PDF file Mediation, Another Method For Resolving Disputes
, for more information.
PDF Mediación, Otro Método para Resolver Altercación, para más información.


What is Family Mediation?

Family and divorce mediation is a process where an impartial third person, the mediator, helps people negotiate with one another to resolve issues relating to parenting time and responsibilities, child and spousal support, divorce, and the issues that arise after a divorce (assets and liabilities).

Learn more about Family Mediation.

Read our brochures,
PDF Parents are Forever - Family Mediation - Parenting, Divorce and Post Divorce Issues, for more information. 
PDF Los Padres de Familia son Para Siempre, Mediacion de Familia, para más información.


Foreclosure Mediation

We also have a program focused on home loan foreclosure. Learn more about the Forclosure Prevention / Mortgage Modification Mediation Program.


Find a Mediator

Our state court roster contains the names of Mediators who have met the Mediation Registration Standards and Procedures adopted September 18,1998 and who have registered with the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution, Inc.

Find a Mediator


Watch a Mediation Video

What is Mediation? - VIDEO - 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.

View More Mediation Videos


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