ACDR News and Highlights

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.

Training Opportunities

Governor Kay Ivey signs the 2019 Mediation Week Proclamation
Governor Kay Ivey signs
the 2019 Mediation Week Proclamation
Photo: Pictured with Governor Ivey are
Elyce Morris, Jimmy Walter, Eileen Harris,
and Michelle Ohme.

Mediation Perspectives: A Roundtable Discussion

December 16, 2019
Free CLE - Free Lunch!

Registration Form

Who Should Attend: Mediators, Lawyers, Judges. Space is limited to the first 30 registrants.

Location: Alabama State Bar, 415 Dexter Avenue, Montgomery, Alabama

Schedule
11:30 a.m. Complimentary lunch provided
Noon to 1:30 p.m. Roundtable Discussion (moderated by Jimmy Walter)

Faculty
The Lawyer’s Perspective - Barbara Wells, Esq.
The Mediator’s Perspective - Nika Gholston, Esq.
The Judge’s Perspective - Hon. James Anderson
James “Jimmy” N. Walter, Jr.

This course has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission of Alabama for a maximum of 1.5 hours’ credit.

Registration is open!
 

2019 Collaborative Law Practice - Last Webinar on Dec 6th!

This four-part series of free 60 minute webinars will guide you through the ins and outs of collaborative law practice Register for one or more webinars. All webinars begin at noon and end at 1 p.m. You must register at least two days prior to the event. The webinars have been approved for one hour of MCLE credit each.

This series is sponsored by: the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution, the Birmingham Bar Association – Collaborative Law Committee, Birmingham Collaborative Law Alliance, and the Dispute Resolution and Solo/Small Firms Sections of the Alabama State Bar.

  • PAST - Introduction to Collaborative Law Practice (Video available..link below.)
  • PAST - Focus on Team: Breaking Down Roles (Video available..link below.)
  • PAST - The How To’s of Collaborative Law (Video available..link below.)
  • December 6, 2019 “Informed Consent/Civil Collaboration” (one hour of Ethics credit) 

Learn more and register for the Collaborative Law Webinar series.
 

Educational Videos Online

2019 Collaborative Law Practice - We will be making webinars from our 2019 series available online.  Online now:

View Collaborative Law Practice Videos.
 
 The Hype about HIPAA and HITECH - Samarria Munnerlyn Dunson, J.D., CHC, CHPC, walks you through HIPAA Basics, Business Associates, HITECH, Charging for Medical Records-Latest Guidance, Enforcement Update, and HIPAA on the Horizon. Learn more and view this video.
 

ADR by the Numbers

Our 2018 statistics report, ADR by the Numbers, is available online. Go to the report.
 

More Training

Take advantage of upcoming training opportunities sponsored by the Alabama State Bar Section on Dispute Resolution and the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution.

Check the Calendar.

 

  

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 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 -

Keeping your Information Safe

https:// is http secure.In keeping with industry standards, we have implemented a Secure Certificate on our website. You may see a lock symbol, a green color or the https:// protocol in the address bar. These indicate that you are accessing the real ACDR website and that the website encrypts transmitted data additional protection.
 


Let's Get Social!

Did you know we're on Facebook?
Visit our page at facebook.com/alabamaadr and Like us to keep up with the latest news and happenings at the Alabama Center For Dispute Resolution!

We're also on Twitter!
While we don't have a lot of "fast-breaking news," we also have a Twitter account to keep you up on the latest. Follow us @AlabamaADR at twitter.com/alabamaadr

And we have a YouTube channel!
It contains videos and links to videos related to our favorite topics... mediation, negotiation, arbitration, restorative justice. Visit Alabama Dispute Resolution Center on YouTube.


WHO WE ARE

Alabama CDR is the state office of dispute resolution. 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. We are the administrative arm of the Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution.

GET IN TOUCH

Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution
PO Box 5042, Montgomery, Alabama 36103-5042
assistant@alabamaadrfor adr.org
(334) 356-3802

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