Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution
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.
Mediation and Arbitration Statistics
Statistical data is based on information provided by Mediators on The Alabama State Court Mediator Roster and Arbitrators on the The Alabama State Court Arbitrator Roster.
ADR by the Numbers is a PDF document and should open in a new browser tab or window.
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 -
Keeping your Information Safe
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 for additional protection.
Due to a high volume of spam, if you receive any communication from an entity purporting to be or representing the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution, please verify by contacting the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution at (334) 356-3802.
Identity thieves continually develop new ways to try to find out your personal information. Some common tip-offs that an email is phony are typos, grammatical mistakes, awkward language, missing words, extra spaces, and other signs that the email was written unprofessionally. Such emails might also ask you to look at an attachment or click a link and then give your personal information on a Web page or in a form. Or the sender’s email address might look suspicious. However, attackers are getting better at creating phony emails that look legitimate, so if you feel at all uncomfortable about an email that claims to be from the Center contact us.