ADR Training

Appellate Mediation Training


November 16, 2023
Sponsored by the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution and
the Alabama Appellate Mediation Office

In order to register to be on the Appellate Roster, an attorney must be registered on the Alabama State Court Mediator Roster maintained by the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution. If you have not taken the 20 or 40 hour mediation course(s) required for the State Court Mediator Roster you may still take this course then follow up with one of those courses.

Jim A. Rives, Esq., Ball, Ball, Matthews & Novak, PA
R. Boyd Miller, Esq.

Date: November 16, 2023

Alabama State Bar, Board Room
415 Dexter Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104

8:30 a.m.— 9:00 a.m. Sign In
9:00 a.m.— 4:35 p.m. Program (Lunch will be provided).

CLE: This course has been approved for 6.8 hours of MCLE credit (including 1 hour of Ethics) by the Alabama State Bar.

Cost: $400 per attendee. (If you are a registered mediator with the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution you may deduct $50 from the course registration fee).

To Register:

Download the registration form to your computer and complete it. You may save a copy to your computer to print and mail with your check.

2023 Appellate Mediation Training
Information and Registration Form (pdf)


To reserve your spot, please return the registration form by October 15, 2021 with a check made payable to the
Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution
PO Box 680516
Prattville, AL 36068

When the class is full, we will have a waiting list.




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