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  • Alabama ADR News » Elder Law Mediation
    2012 2 September 2012 1 August 2012 1 July 2012 1 June 2012 3 May 2012 2 March 2012 2 January 2012 2 December 2011 2 November 2011 3 October 2011 4 August 2011 4 July 2011 3 June 2011 2 March 2011 7 December 2010 5 August 2010 5 April 2010 2 March 2010 1 February 2010 2 December 2009 3 October 2009 1 September 2009 1 August 2009 2 July 2009 2 April 2009 1 February 2009 1 October 2008 1 September 2008 1 COLLABORATIVE LAW TRAINING IN BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA JUNE 13 14 2013 The Alabama State Bar Elder Law Section is sponsoring Collaborative Law training June 13 14 2013 at Cumberland School of Law Samford University Birmingham Alabama Registration for the two day training is 299 prior to June 1st and 349 thereafter Lunch is provided 50 of the registration fee is non refundable E mail Jodi McKelvin at jmckelvin shelbyroden com for agenda and registration form Or have registration form mailed to you from the Center 334 269 0409 Category ADR Elder Law Mediation Mediation Posted on April 26th 2013 Find by Tag Alabama Roster Applications Appellate Appellate Mediation Arbitration Awards case management Conflict Resolution Elder

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  • Alabama ADR News » Environmental Conflict Resolution
    4 August 2011 4 July 2011 3 June 2011 2 March 2011 7 December 2010 5 August 2010 5 April 2010 2 March 2010 1 February 2010 2 December 2009 3 October 2009 1 September 2009 1 August 2009 2 July 2009 2 April 2009 1 February 2009 1 October 2008 1 September 2008 1 ENVIRONMENT PUBLIC POLICY CONFERENCE SAVE THE DATE Save the Date May 21 22 2013 Washington DC ACR Environment Public Policy Section Conference In partnership with Center for Environmental Policy American University Call for Proposals and additional details in early 2013 703 234 4141 membership acernet org Tags Environmental Conflict Resolution Public Policy Dispute Resolution Category Environmental Conflict Resolution Public Policy Dispute Resolution Posted on November 20th 2012 ECR 2012 Working Across Boundaries the Seventh National Conference on Environmental Collaboration and Conflict Resolution The United States Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution invites you to share your knowledge at the seventh national conference ERC2012 Working Across Boundaries which will be held on May 22 24 2012 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass in Tucson Arizona The event will be filled with training workshops plenary discussions technology exhibits panel sessions and presentations across four proposed conference tracts Track I Tribal Consultation Collaboration and ECR Track II Collaborating at New and Larger Scales Track III Building Institutional and Practitioner Capacity for ECR and Collaboration Track IV ECR in Administrative and Litigation Contexts For questions or additional information please contact conference coordinators Pam Carlson carlson ecr gov or Tina Gargus at gargus ecr gov More information available at www ecr gov AnnouncementsEvents Announcements ECR2012 Category ADR Environmental Conflict Resolution Events Posted on October 31st 2011 Environmental Mediation Collaboration A couple links to material that might interest environmental mediators The Udall Foundation http www udall gov U S Institute for Environmental

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  • Alabama ADR News » Events
    A limited number of scholarships are available for the program Please inquire at 202 662 1680 Category ADR Arbitration Events Posted on October 8th 2012 Alabama Appellate Mediation Training Join Us for Appellate Mediation Training October 2 2012 Appellate Mediation Training is scheduled for October 2 2012 It will be hosted by the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution and The Appellate Mediation Office Please find details and registration information below You may also call the Center 334 269 0409 http alabamaadr org web CourtADR AppellateMediationTraining php Registration Deadline September 19 2012 Trainer Gary Canner Former 11th Circuit Mediator Date October 2 2012 Place Alabama State Bar Board Room 415 Dexter Avenue Montgomery AL 36104 Time 8 30am Registration 5 00pm Lunch Provided CLE 6 8 hours 1 0 hour ethics Cost 350 Category ADR Appellate Mediation Events Mediation Posted on August 24th 2012 ASSOCIATION FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION 2012 ANNUAL CONFERENCE JAZZ IT UP IN NEW ORLEANS Registration for Creating Connections Conflict Resolution in Deeply Divided Times the title for this year s Association for Conflict Resolution Conference is now open The Conference will be held in New Orleans LA September 12 15 2012 For further information http www acrnet org register Category ADR Arbitration Conflict Resolution Events Family Mediation Mediation Posted on June 21st 2012 ABA Section of Dispute Resolution 14th Annual Spring Conference in D C Registration is now open for the Section of Dispute Resolution 14 th Annual Spring Conference on Capitol Hill in Washington D C April 18 21st To register http www2 americanbar org calendar 14th annual section of dispute resolution spring conference Pages Registration aspx Category ADR Arbitration Events Mediation Negotiation Posted on January 11th 2012 ARBITRATION FROM CLAUSE TO HEARING TELECONFERENCE Arbitration from Clause to Hearing December 13 2011 12 00 pm 1 15 pm ET The ABA presents this program designed to take you from drafting the arbitration clause to the hearing Learn techniques that will help in the arbitration process Presenters will provide a sample arbitration clause and discuss drafting and deconstruction issues preliminary considerations that should not be overlooked and areas of potential dispute to consider before going to contract The focus will also include arbitrality who decides the scope of the arbitration arbitrator selection arbitration rules and discovery Speakers Richard Chernick JAMS Los Angeles CA Michael Timpane JAMS San Francisco CA Price 55 ABA Section of Dispute Resolution members 95 ABA members 115 General Non members Registration Register online or fill out and return the registration form https apps americanbar org aba timssnet meetings tnt meetings cfm action long primary id DR1112 webtextid 62891 Subsystem MTG related prod flag 0 Registration Deadline December 12 2011 CLE Information The ABA will seek 1 25 hours of CLE credit in 60 minute hour states and 1 5 hours of CLE credit in 50 minute hour states in states accrediting ABA live webinars and teleconferences NY licensed attorneys This non transitional CLE program has been approved for experienced NY licensed attorneys in accordance

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  • Alabama ADR News » Family Courts
    of several states to implement private judging This means if you have a domestic relations tort contract or combination tort contract case there is a procedure for you to select a judge and within a short time have the case heard Ala Code 12 17 350 et seq 1975 as amended Private judging is designed to quickly resolve issues and to provide a judge with expertise in the subject area of the case The website www alabamaprivatejudges org was constructed for your use and contains an on line roster that provides names expertise and information about judges that meet statutory requirements Those requirements include 1 have been but are not actively serving as a judge of a district or circuit court and have served in the capacity of judge for at least six consecutive years 2 are admitted to the practice of law in Alabama 3 are an active member in good standing of the Alabama State Bar Association 4 are a resident of Alabama The case must be one over which the court in which the former judge served would have had subject matter and monetary jurisdiction Once parties have agreed that hiring a private judge will be helpful and have selected a judge from the roster then all parties to the action must file a written petition with the circuit clerk of the court in which the action is pending requesting a private judge and naming the selected judge The petition must be accompanied by a form signed by the private judge consenting to the appointment This petition may be filed contemporaneously with the filing of the action or at any time after the action has been filed but before the beginning of trial The filing fee is 100 The clerk of the court will forward the petition to the presiding judge of the circuit of the pending case who will enter an order granting the petition and appointing the private judge A trial by private judge is conducted without a jury The judge has the same powers as the judge of a circuit court and has judicial immunity All proceedings are of record are filed with the clerk of the circuit court and are made available to the public The Alabama Rules of Civil Procedure apply An appeal from an action or judgment of a private judge is taken in the same manner as any appeal from the circuit court of the county where the case if filed The private judge has access to all pleadings and docket entries as would any judge A private judge may hear your case at any time or place in Alabama and will provide the clerk with date time and place of hearing at least three days before the proceeding Compensation for a private judge is by contract with the parties and will include costs of any personnel facilities or materials Tags Conflict Resolution Family Courts Private Judging Category Conflict Resolution Family Courts Private Judging Posted on December 18th 2012 Former

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  • Alabama ADR News » Family Mediation
    pays mediators with the special designation divorce domestic relations to provide mediation to families at low to no cost To date we have handled 65 cases Learn more at alabamaadr org web publicinfo FamilyMediation Tags Family Mediation Category Family Mediation Posted on February 12th 2015 Family and Foreclosure Mediation Programs highlighted in Jere Beasley Report A recent article in the Jere Beasley Report Foreclosure And Family Mediation Programs Provide Free Help To Those In Need highlighted our family and foreclosure mediation programs Both have been successful to date This article is helping to further spread the word Read the article at http www jerebeasleyreport com 2014 12 foreclosure and family mediation programs provide free help to those in need Category Family Courts Family Mediation Foreclosure Prevention Mediation Mediation Posted on January 12th 2015 Family Mediation Program Parenting Divorce and Post Divorce Issues The Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution Inc offers a FREE family mediation program to help families with children fashion a parenting plan for the judge The Center will pay the cost of specially trained mediators to support the process Since 2013 ACDR has been expanding this program The Family Mediation program is a collaboration between the Center and the Supreme Court of Alabama Our goal is to help families with children and incomes under 85 000 fashion a parenting plan specific to their family to give to the judge The plan includes parenting time responsibilities support and other items the family may want The Center pays the mediators with the special designation divorce domestic relations signifying 40 hours of specialized training Mediators are also asked to give a small amount of pro bono time Highlighted in the December 2014 issue of Alabama Lawyer the program has proved successful We mediated 20 cases in 2013 22 in 2014 and in 2015 since October 1 2014 we already have 23 cases underway nine of which have arrived at agreements This program is a chance for the Center to make a difference for Alabama families There are 22 counties currently participating We want to expand so that judges attorneys and parties statewide know the worth of mediation in family cases See more at http alabamaadr org web publicinfo FamilyMediation index php Tags Family Mediation Mediation Category Family Mediation Mediation Posted on January 4th 2015 ABA TELECONFERENCE ADVOCATION FOR CLIENTS IN MEDIATION CONTRASTING APPROACHES TELECONFERENCE Advocating for Clients in Mediation Contrasting Approaches February 19 2013 12 00 pm 1 15 pm Eastern Time Two leading teachers of mediation advocacy will present contrasting strategies for representing clients in commercial mediation Professors Harold Abramson and Dwight Golann authors of prominent texts on mediation advocacy will discuss how to work and if necessary bargain with a mediator to deal with specific issues including pre mediation conversations first offers and difficult clients Register on line https apps americanbar org aba timssnet meetings tnt meetings cfm action long primary id DR13021 webtextid 71946 Subsystem MTG related prod flag 0 Category Family Mediation Mediation Posted on January 30th

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  • Alabama ADR News » Foreclosure Prevention Mediation
    to resume new meditations this spring WHAT IS MORTGAGE MODIFICATION MEDIATION This type of mediation is a confidential and voluntary process where you and the servicer may discuss ways to resolve your homeowner issues with an impartial third party called a mediator Mediation can be an effective intervention tool particularly when used early HOW DO HOMEOWNER S KNOW THEY WANT TO MEDIATE Of course the ideal situation is for the homeowner and the servicer to communicate on their own but we all know that talking to a servicer can be intimidating overwhelming or confusing When communication is difficult or has broken down this is a time to use mediation Learn more and download a brochure at http alabamaadr org web publicinfo Foreclosure index php Tags Foreclosure Mediation Category Foreclosure Prevention Mediation Mediation Posted on February 13th 2015 Family and Foreclosure Mediation Programs highlighted in Jere Beasley Report A recent article in the Jere Beasley Report Foreclosure And Family Mediation Programs Provide Free Help To Those In Need highlighted our family and foreclosure mediation programs Both have been successful to date This article is helping to further spread the word Read the article at http www jerebeasleyreport com 2014 12 foreclosure and family mediation programs provide free help to those in need Category Family Courts Family Mediation Foreclosure Prevention Mediation Mediation Posted on January 12th 2015 ALABAMA FORECLOSURE MEDIATION TRAINING SET FOR APRIL 9 10 2014 FORECLOSURE MEDIATION TRAINING HOSTED BY THE ALABAMA CENTER FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION WILL BE HELD APRIL 9 10 2014 IN MONTGOMERY ALABAMA THIS TRAINING WILL ENABLE THE CENTER TO PROVIDE A ROSTER OF TRAINED MEDIATORS TO FACILITATE MORTGAGE MODIFICATION MEDIATION FOR CONFLICTS THAT ARISE WITH SERVICERS BEFORE FORECLOSURE IS INITIATED AS WELL AS FOR CASES THAT ARE IN VARIOUS COURTS INCLUDING THE APPELLATE COURTS THE CENTER WILL BE ABLE TO COMPENSATE MEDIATORS FOR THEIR SERVICES FROM FUNDS PROVIDED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL OF ALABAMA AS PART OF THE NATIONAL MORTGAGE SETTLEMENT THE CENTER HAS HOSTED TWO COLLABORATIVE MEETINGS TO INVITE DISCUSSION ON DEVELOPING THE PROGRAM FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE TRAINING OR ON MEDIATOR QUALIFICATIONS PLEASE CALL THE CENTER AT 334 269 0409 Category ADR ADR Training Conflict Resolution Foreclosure Prevention Mediation Mediation Posted on February 20th 2014 ALABAMA CENTER FOR DISPUTE RESOLUTION RECEIVES FORECLOSURE PREVENTION MEDIATION PROGRAM FUNDING ALABAMA ATTORNEY GENERAL LUTHER STRANGE AWARDS MORTGAGE SETTLEMENT FUNDS The Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange announced on May 23 2013 the six recipients of nearly 4 million that his office is awarding through the National Mortgage Settlement Funding Program The money is being distributed to governmental entities or charitable organizations for projects to mitigate and prevent ill effects of the foreclosure process for Alabama consumers The announcement stated that the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution Inc a 501 c 3 non profit would receive 500 000 for its Alabama Statewide Foreclosure Prevention Mediation Program to train mediators throughout the state in foreclosure mediation and provide about 300 to 500 foreclosure mediations Attorney General Strange stated that The

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  • Alabama ADR News » Mediation
    necessary to resolve the conflict Information shared in these separate meetings is confidential unless the persons agree to share it As they work with the mediator the people who know the most about the situation make the decisions solve their own problems and resolve conflict as promptly as possible The mediation process promotes looking at options and improved communications Both facts and feelings are considered Mediation is voluntary and may be terminated by persons involved or the mediator When a conflict is already in court the people involved may be ordered to participate in mediation but an agreement is voluntary About 98 of all conflict that arrives in court will be settled before trial and many cases will settle before ever getting to court While some conflicts require a judge using a mediator for conflicts that involve automobile accidents negligence divorce and family elder care employment business homeownership or rental construction contracts personal or real property small claims and other civil matters helps everyone get to the heart of the matter faster and with less cost Most of us want and need that for our busy lives This fee is usually split by the persons involved and is most often significantly less costly than court The Alabama State Court Mediator Roster at www alabamamediator org provides detailed profiles of trained mediators around the state and the fee charged for mediation The current Lee County trained mediators are Phil Adams Russell Balch Jennifer M Chambliss Kevin Coonrod Katie Crow Cody Foote Robbie Hyde Richard Lane Philip Thompson and Philip Tyler Read more articles on our website at alabamaadr org web media articles index php Tags Mediation Mediation Week Category ADR Mediation Mediation Advocacy Mediators Posted on October 14th 2015 Practical Tips From Top Mediators Live Webcast During Mediation Week 2015 The Dispute Resolution Section of the Alabama State Bar and the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution are sponsoring a CLE webcast on October 13 2015 from 1 00 p m 4 00 p m that coincides with Mediation Week 2015 During this program you will hear from a panel of mediators around the state including Harold Stephens Brad Wash Allison Skinner Ken Simon and Michael Upchurch who will discuss practical tips to help make your next mediation or negotiation more successful Sam Crosby will moderate the program The Center received a grant from the American Bar Association Section of Dispute resolution to be able to offer this program at low cost to neutrals in the State Special rate for Roster and Dispute Resolution Section members 20 CLE Alabama list price 229 Whether you are an advocate or a mediator you will want to get the inside knowledge and experience that these attorney mediators have to offer They have mediated every type of case you can imagine To register and receive your three 3 hours of CLE credit for 20 click here and use code ADRSPECIAL This program has been approved for three 3 hours of CLE credit Tags Mediation Mediation Week

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  • Alabama ADR News » Mediation Advocacy
    by persons involved or the mediator When a conflict is already in court the people involved may be ordered to participate in mediation but an agreement is voluntary About 98 of all conflict that arrives in court will be settled before trial and many cases will settle before ever getting to court While some conflicts require a judge using a mediator for conflicts that involve automobile accidents negligence divorce and family elder care employment business homeownership or rental construction contracts personal or real property small claims and other civil matters helps everyone get to the heart of the matter faster and with less cost Most of us want and need that for our busy lives This fee is usually split by the persons involved and is most often significantly less costly than court The Alabama State Court Mediator Roster at www alabamamediator org provides detailed profiles of trained mediators around the state and the fee charged for mediation The current Lee County trained mediators are Phil Adams Russell Balch Jennifer M Chambliss Kevin Coonrod Katie Crow Cody Foote Robbie Hyde Richard Lane Philip Thompson and Philip Tyler Read more articles on our website at alabamaadr org web media articles index php Tags Mediation Mediation Week Category ADR Mediation Mediation Advocacy Mediators Posted on October 14th 2015 13th Annual Advanced Mediation Advocacy Skills Institute Hyatt Regency Atlanta October 23 24 2015 An Interactive Two Day Course of Instruction Learn from leading advocates and mediators Discuss effective skills and techniques to obtain better outcomes for your clients Actively engage in discussions with presenters Gain new practice development skills Who Should Attend Litigators In house Counsel and other Corporate Users of Mediation Mediators Judges RSVP TODAY http shop americanbar org ebus ABAEventsCalendar EventDetails aspx productId 201673360 Category ADR Training Mediation Advocacy Posted on July 24th 2015 Jimmy Walter 2014 Pro Bono Mediator Award James N Walter Jr of Montgomery won the Pro Bono Mediator Award at the Alabama State Bar s Annual Meeting in Sandestin The Volunteer Lawyers Program headed by Linda Lund selects the winner from a list of mediators who conducted mediations at no cost or reduced cost to the parties The list is compiled by the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution from annual surveys provided by mediators on the Alabama State Court Mediator Roster Jimmy is a shareholder with Capell Howard P C in Montgomery where he is the co chair of the firm s Litigation Department His practice concentrates on commercial litigation mediation and arbitration He is a graduate of Washington Lee University and the University of Alabama School of Law He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Alabama Super Lawyers in the specialties of commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution Thanks Jimmy Category Mediation Mediation Advocacy Mediators Posted on February 7th 2015 ABA ADVANCED MEDIATION AND ADVOCACY SKILLS INSTITUTE 11th Annual Advanced Mediation and Advocacy Skills Institute November 21 22 2013 Omni Nashville Hotel 150 3rd Avenue South Nashville TN Space is Limited Register Today

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