Judges Mediation Bench Book: A Resource for Alabama Trial Judges (3rd edition)

Judges Mediation Bench Book

We have updated the Judge’s Mediation Bench Book This handy reference 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 3rd edition of the Alabama Judges' Mediation Bench Book, was updated and published in 2021.

2016 Alabama Judges' Mediation Bench Book 2021 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 from our 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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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 -


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 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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