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.
Recommended Order for Mediation
On December 11, the Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution approved a recommended Order for Mediation for trial judges to consider using when ordering cases to mediation. To the Recommended Order for Mediation
News for Alabama Neutrals
A new Newsletter is online! Read the latest at October 2020 News for Alabama Neutrals.
ABA Mediation Week Webinars Online
Each year during the third week of October the American Bar Association observes “Mediation Week.” This year the Alabama State Bar Section on Dispute Resolution and the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution sponsored several free CLE events to highlight the many ways alternative dispute resolution can make an impact on our judicial system. October is also Pro Bono Month at the Alabama State Bar.
The 60-minute webinars will be available online.
- ADR for Today’s Businesses
- October 19, 2020. Available Online - Video Page
- Ala. Department of Labor Workers’ Compensation Ombudsman Program
- October 20, 2020. Available Online - Video Page
- ADR Trends in Alabama
- October 21, 2020. Available Online - Video Page
- Private Judging: The Who, What, When, Where & How
- October 22, 2020. Available Online - Video Page
Educational Videos Online
How to Get the Best Experience from Online Mediation
On September 17, 2020, we held a webinar, How to Get the Best Experience from Online Mediation.
A panel of experienced attorney-mediators shares information gained from conducting online mediations throughout the state. This program is appropriate for lawyers representing clients in mediations as well as those wanting to learn more about online dispute resolution.
Watch the video on the Online Mediation page.
COVID-19 Concerns: Online Mediation Offers an Option
On March 16, 2020, we held our first webinar on virtual mediation. Susan Guthrie presented a FREE member benefit program via the Zoom platform on “Online Dispute Mediation and Coaching.” For those practitioners whose in-person mediations and meetings are being canceled and postponed due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus, ONLINE MEDIATION provides an easily implemented solution.
Listen to an audio-recording of the presentation and review other related materials on the Online Mediation page.
2019 Collaborative Law Practice
We has made selected webinars from our 2019 series available online. Online now:
- Introduction to Collaborative Law Practice - (Held August 23, 2019)
- Focus on Team: Breaking Down Roles - (Held September 20, 2019)
- The How To’s of Collaborative Law - (Held October 18, 2019)
- Informed Consent/Civil Collaboration - (Held Dec 6, 2019-no video available)
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.
Take advantage of upcoming training opportunities sponsored by the Alabama State Bar Section on Dispute Resolution and the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution.