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  • Alabama ADR News » October 2015
    30th 2015 Practical Tips from Top Mediators Governor Robert Bentley signs proclamation for Mediation Week 2015 with attorneys Elyce Morris Bill Coleman Judy Keegan and Hon Scott Donaldson Did you miss our webcast Practical Tips from Top Mediators As part of the Mediation Week activities the Dispute Resolution Section of the Alabama State Bar and the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution sponsored a CLE webcast on October 13 2015 The webcast is over but the presenters materials are available on our website at http alabamaadr org web CLE pub Webcast Tips for Alabama Mediators php Category ADR Posted on October 30th 2015 A Mediator is A Conflict Resolution Specialist Who Helps You Get to the Heart of the Matter Judy Keegan Executive Director Celebrating Mediation Week October 11 17 2015 Article by Judith M Keegan Esq Executive Director Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution Conflict in life is a given The majority of the time we do not set out to hurt or injure another person We have a bad day We are tired We have an accident We make decisions that affect others How good it is to have a mediator a trained conflict resolution specialist to help you talk it out with the other people involved To get to the heart of the matter to turn what might have been sad an economic loss anger a tragedy to something of value to something positive And to do it quickly not years later A mediator is a neutral who works hard to find the interests of the people involved and make sure those are known to everyone Interests often involve more than just money while money is the only thing available if the conflict is resolved in court The interest behind a demand for a 35 450 settlement may be the concern of future medical bills the desire to purchase health insurance to cover unforeseen issues wanting an apology having to care for an individual the need to find out what really happened Or all of those A mediator s work also includes clarify misunderstandings getting to the heart of the matter exploring solutions and finally reaching agreement Mediators must listen deeply A mediation session usually begins around a table in a confidential setting most often a conference room Only the persons involved and their attorneys if they want are present Usually refreshments are available all day as well as lunch if the mediation takes most of the day It is informal Everyone may ask for a break when necessary Get up Go outside Walk Think There is a structure to mediation sort of an unfolding of the story from both sides The mediator creates an environment where everyone can do their best negotiation job and guides the discussion so everyone has a chance to participate and to ask questions express sorrow and release anger respectfully if they want In order to be of most help the mediator will often spend private time with one person or group and then

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  • Alabama ADR News » September 2015
    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 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 Category ADR Training Mediation Posted on September 28th 2015 Find by Tag Alabama Roster

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  • Alabama ADR News » August 2015
    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 11th Annual Civil Collaborative Law Conference Featured Speakers DIANN SEIGLE Executive Director for Carolina Dispute Settlement Services and AIDA DOSS HAVEL a recovering litigator mediator and collaborative law attorney September 16 18 2015 Dallas Bar Association Belo Mansion 2101 Ross Avenue Dallas Texas 75201 September 16 2015 TRAINING IN THE BASICS OF COLLABORATIVE LAW 6 75 hours of Texas CLE credit of which 1 75 hours is ethics approved September 17 18 2015 CIVIL COLLABORATIVE LAW CONFERENCE 14 hours of Texas CLE credit of which 1 25 hours is ethics approved Brochure and registration form pdf For further information http www collaborativelaw us events php Category ADR Training Collaborative Law Posted on August 7th 2015 Find by Tag Alabama Roster Applications Appellate Appellate Mediation

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  • Alabama ADR News » July 2015
    Galerie in New York http www neuegalerie org exhibitions 39 in a special exhibit Gustav Klimt and Adele Bloch Bauer The Woman in Gold Although the exhibition is only on view through September 7 2015 the painting Portrait of Adele Bloch Bauer I by Gustav Klimt is on permanent view at the Neue Galerie Tags Arbitration Mediation Category Arbitration Mediation Videos Posted on July 24th 2015 George Kohlrieser A hostage negotiator teaches leadership through bonding George Kohlrieser George Kohlrieser is a terrific negotiator Watch this TEDX presentation This talk was given at a local TEDx event produced independently of the TED Conferences When someone has a gun to the head of another person and wishes to do them harm how can a negotiator talk them down Learn directly from the man who has done it professionally The answer is to become a Leader by bonding with the other individual no matter how difficult they might be The same techniques can be applied to negotiations in the boardroom or with any other person who presents a difficult challenge View at http www georgekohlrieser com Category ADR Training Conflict Resolution Negotiation Posted on July 24th 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 New Ethics Opinions Issued ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Committee on Mediator Ethical Guidance SODR 2015 1 Addresses whether

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  • Alabama ADR News » May 2015
    of Ethics for Mediators or one or more Canons of the Alabama Code of Ethics for Arbitrators may file a complaint with the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution The complaint must be in writing under oath on the form provided by the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution The complaint must state with particularity the facts that form the basis of the complaint We have posted the Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution procedures and the Complaint form on the website Read more at http alabamaadr org web publicinfo complaints Category Arbitration Mediation Posted on May 7th 2015 Reminder June 12th 9th Annual ABA Advanced Training Arbitration Institute June 12 13 2015 Chicago American Bar Association 321 N Clark St Fl 14 Chicago IL 60654 7598 This two day training will be presented by a panel of nationally recognized arbitrators and arbitration advocates Let the panel of experts walk you through the arbitration process from start to finish This limited capacity training will provide you with a unique learning environment and industry contacts you will sustain throughout your career Friday Sessions Overview Sources of Arbitral Authority and Administered Programs The Role of the Arbitrator and the Disclosure Requirement Economical and Efficient Arbitration Recent Developments in International Arbitration Lunch Managing Discovery Managing the Parties and Their Lawyers Preparing for the Hearing Saturday Sessions Hearing and Managing the Evidence An Approach to Award Writing Award Essentials and Formats Developing a Personal Career Plan Lunch Award Writing Practicum Interim Awards and Partial Final Awards Remedies Post Award Process Who Should Attend Those planning a career move to arbitration Litigators wanting to better utilize arbitration and gain insights into how arbitrators approach their task Experienced arbitrators wanting to better understand recent developments and trends in arbitration In house counsel including those who manage disputes

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  • Alabama ADR News » April 2015
    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 ADR Safety Planning Recommended Guidance from ACR S Task Force From the Association for Conflict Resolution s website ACR Taskforce on Safety in Alternative Dispute Resolution ADR has drafted the ADR Safety Planning Recommended Guidance to promote the safety of practitioners and participants in ADR processes The Recommendations are intended to encourage and assist practitioners and ADR provider organizations when considering planning for and implementing safety procedures in all ADR processes they conduct The Taskforce Committee Chair Emeritus is Stephen Kotev at stephen stephenKotev com Text of the Recommendations is available for download at http www imis100us2 com acr ACR Resources Taskforce on Safety Recommended Guidance ACR Resources Taskforce on Safety Recommended Guidance aspx hkey dfeca714 b184 478d 8e34 b4905e486319 Category ADR Mediators Posted on April 28th 2015 Find by

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  • Alabama ADR News » March 2015
    of Louis C Colley LLC Judith Keegan Esq Executive Director of the Alabama Center of Dispute Resolution provided the mediator ethics component Judy Keegan on mediator ethics with the appellate mediators class Category ADR ADR Training Posted on March 13th 2015 News for Alabama Neutrals 1st Quarter Newsletter Online The 2015 1st Quarter newsletter has been sent to our email recipients list and is also available Online at alabamaadr org email 1502 NAN Newsletter html PDF at alabamaadr org web media newsletters 1502 NAN pdf Category ADR Posted on March 7th 2015 Alabama Mediators The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Delegation goes to Cuba Debra Leo Esq of Leo Associates formerly of the EEOC supplied this synopsis of the trip she Cassandra Adams and Quentin Brown took to Cuba in November A delegation from the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association visited Cuba from November 9 through November 14 2014 Of the 31 delegates three were from Alabama Debra Leo Cassandra Adams and Quentin Brown The purpose of the trip was to discuss dispute resolution processes in the Cuban justice system The delegates initially met with the National Union of Jurists of Cuba a professional organization for lawyers to discuss legal education in Cuba The universities are free however it is extremely competitive to get in Between 1982 and 1992 graduating law students were required to practice in a bufete for three years as a social service Now graduating students can provide their social services at a wide array of legal jobs Bufetes are collective law offices first established by the Ministry of Justice after the private practice of law was abolished and currently under the oversight of the National Organization of Bufetes Colectivos ONBC The delegation met with a local trade union CTC to discuss labor mediation They also met with the Cuban Society of Constitutional and Administrative Law to discuss the Cuban legal system analysis of the Constitution of the Republic of Cuba and the Cuban electoral system The Cuban Society of Civil and Family Law discussed the Civil Code and its institutions experiences of Family Court family mediation processes and resolution of family disputes through the courts The delegates also met with criminal law specialists judges and expert members of the Cuban Society of Penal Sciences and had an exchange with litigant lawyers Professional judges in Cuba are elected for unlimited terms serving until they are no longer capable or until removed by the electoral body Persons seeking to become judges are required to pass an examination given by the Ministry of Justice The requirements to be a judge include age citizenship and a requisite amount of legal experience that varies depending upon which court one is to serve on 10 years for Supreme Court five years for Provincial Courts two years for municipal courts Membership in the Cuban Communist Party is not required to be a judge Lay judges serve alongside professional judges in all levels of the judicial system Candidates for the position

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  • Alabama ADR News » February 2015
    resolving foreclosures We hope 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 Free to Low Cost Divorce and Parenting Mediation Mediation empowers people to resolve custody and parenting issues themselves without giving all the power to a judge Family mediation is a process where an impartial third person the mediator helps people negotiate with one another to resolve issues relating to parenting divorce or issues that arise after a divorce The mediator can Help parties discuss parenting time and responsibilities Facilitate discussion of assets and liabilities including property and businesses and spousal support if any Allow each party the opportunity to communicate his or her concerns to the other party Encourage the parties to explore alternative ways to resolve problems Help parties negotiate an agreement satisfying to both Encourage parents to use problem solving skills in the future to address issues and deal with conflict The Center 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 Like us on Facebook Visit our new Facebook page We now have a Facebook page Visit our page and stay on top of the latest ADR news at facebook com alabamaadr Tags Facebook Category ADR Events Posted on February 11th 2015 Mediator Roster Applications are Online Applications for the 2015 2016 Mediator Roster have been updated and are available on the website at http alabamaadr org web roster documents roster applications php Visit the website to read Mediator Standards and Registration Procedures as well as highlights of current projects You can also link directly to the Mediator Application Packages here Mediation Roster Application Package 2015 2016 Fillable Form rev 150129 PDF This PDF file can be completed online and a copy saved to your computer Mediation Roster Application Package 2015 2016 rev 150129 Word 2010 docx Applications for the Arbitrator and Private Judge rosters will be available soon Tags Alabama Roster Applications Category Alabama Roster Applications Mediation Mediators Posted on February 11th 2015 Jimmy Walter 2014 Pro Bono Mediator Award James N Walter Jr of Montgomery won the Pro

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