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  • Alabama ADR News » December 2012
    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

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  • Alabama ADR News » November 2012
    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 ACR ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2013 CALL FOR PROPOSALS The Association for Conflict Resolution annual meeting will be held October 9 11 2013 in Minneapolis MN ACR is now calling for proposals for the conference This year s theme Making Peace Happen the New Normals Proposals will be accepted through December 12 2012 For more information please go to the ACR website at this link http www acrnet org annual2013 Tags Conflict Resolution Mediation Category ADR Conflict Resolution Mediation Posted on November 20th 2012 Former Circuit Judge Jimmy Sandlin Provides Attorneys With Tips for Representing Clients in Domestic Relations Mediation Honorable Jimmy Sandlin Jimmy Sandlin former circuit judge and presiding judge of the Lauderdale County Family Court has written an article about successful representation of clients in divorce mediation This is a great refresher for all of us Read at http jimmysandlin com breaking news Tags Family Mediation Category ADR Family Courts Family Mediation Mediation Posted on November 15th 2012 Birmingham Bar Cumberland Mediation Center Promote Value of Mediation As part of Mediation Week October 14 20 2012 the Birmingham Bar Section of Dispute Resolution chaired by Emily Bonds of Jones Walker et al and Cumberland Mediaton Center hosted a program on alternative dispute resolution Find more about this collaboration at http blog al com businessnews 2012 09 birmingham bar cumberland medi html Category ADR Mediation Posted on November 14th 2012 Sam Crosby Long time State Court and Appellate Mediator Wins Harold Albritton Pro Bono Leadership Award 2012 Sam Crosby attorney past president of the Alabama State Bar and mediator from

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  • Alabama ADR News » October 2012
    of every action and proceeding and Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 37 Failure to Make Disclosures or to Cooperate in Discovery Itilizing ADR for discovery disputes primarily disputes involvin elecctronically stored information ESI requires the services of a thrid party referee referred to as an e neutral An e neutral is trained and experienced in both the disciplines of ADr and e discovery Some e neutrals are facilitators some decision makers For more information and to read Alllison s law review article follow the link http www alabamaadr org web media articles 1 203 Skinner Cardozo law review pdf Category ADR Arbitration Conflict Resolution e Neutral Mediation Posted on October 24th 2012 LOOP HOLE TO ESCAPE ARBITRATION ABA TELECONFERENCE OCTOBER 24 2012 A New Loop Hole to Escape Arbitration An Alternative to Class Action October 24 2012 12 00 PM 1 15 PM Eastern Time Can any little guy form an association of similar little guys as an alternative to a class action to defeat a contractual arbitration clause A recent case seems to suggest YES Hear experts in the field highlight the potentially broad implications of EA Independent Franchisee Association LLC v Edible Arrangements International Inc et al USDC D Connecticut July 19 2011 2011 WL2938077 which is also recently noted as a case to watch in 3 Franch Distr Law Prac 17 31 The conversation will include implications on standing and issue preclusion as well as if there s another way for collective redress and the resulting ramifications for both arbitration clauses and the arbitration process Join the discussion on this interesting and potentially game changing development Speakers Benjamin G Davis Associate Professor of Law University of Toledo College of Law Toledo OH Robin M Kennedy Associate Professor of Law University of Toledo College of Law Toledo OH

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  • Alabama ADR News » September 2012
    1 September 2009 1 August 2009 2 July 2009 2 April 2009 1 February 2009 1 October 2008 1 September 2008 1 Cumberland Hosts Day Long CLE Developments in ADR Sharpening the Tools in Your Negotiation Toolbox Cumberland School of Law will host a full day CLE Friday October 12 2012 from 8 00 a m to 4 00 p m in the Moot Court Room at the law school in Birmigham AL CLE credit is 6 hours including 1 ethics This seminar will address various facets of Alternative Dispute Resolution including mediation arbitration and collaborative practice Speakers will address how to overcome any fear of arbitration with a discussion on preparing for arbitration from the perspective of plaintiff and defense counsel plus the arbitrator How to draft arbitration clauses prevent arbitration from leading to litigation and who controls the arbitration process will also be addressed Questions on collaborative practice and how you can use it in your practice will be discussed The speakers will give a history of collaborative practice and the types of conflicts that lend themselves to resolution by collaborative practice Demonstrating how mediation can be used in a non traditional setting Cobe Williams of the documentary film The Interrupters will be a participant The documentary depicted Mr Williams and two other violence interrupters mediating conflicts between gangs and intervening to prevent violent confrontation in rough Chicago neighborhoods Mr Williams who will be broadcast live from Chicago will show clips from The Interrupters offering insight from his unique perspective as well as answer seminar attendees questions To view the brochure program please cut and paste in your browser http cumberland samford edu cle cle course schedule Information Registration Alabama State Bar Dispute Resolution Section members will receive a 50 00 discount off the Advanced Registration price 249

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  • Alabama ADR News » August 2012
    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 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 Find by Tag Alabama Roster Applications Appellate

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  • Alabama ADR News » July 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 MARSHALL COUNTY ALABAMA BEGINS SMALL CLAIMS MEDIATION PROGRAM Paul Meigs Carol Weeks Richard Moore Doris Adler Judge Flanagan Rudy Adler Marshall County Alabama began its volunteer mediation program in the district court of the Honorable Hugh Flanagan July 2012 Volunteers received 20 hours of general civil mediation training and will begin by mediating pro se cases Jean Anne Moon of Marshall County RSVP is serving as coordinator Mediators for the court include Doris Adler Rudy Adler Paul Meigs Richard Moore Carol Weeks Donald Myers and in the fall David Evans Category ADR Mediation Posted on July 12th 2012 Find by Tag Alabama Roster Applications Appellate Appellate Mediation Arbitration Awards case management Conflict Resolution Elder Environmental

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  • Alabama ADR News » June 2012
    August 2009 2 July 2009 2 April 2009 1 February 2009 1 October 2008 1 September 2008 1 Guide to Careers in Conflict Resolution and International Affairs The Peace Collaborative Development Network posted June 20th a guide to careers in conflict resolution and international affairs http www internationalpeaceandconflict org profiles blog show id 780588 3ABlogPost 3A2206 xgs 1 xg source msg share post Craig Zelizer says that Finding the right job in conflict resolution international development and related fields requires a combination of the right experience and training an understanding of the field developing strong connections and a bit of serendipity In addition to academic and or professional training it is essential to have an understanding of how conflict resolution works in practice Many people working in conflict related jobs will not find employment with conflict resolution organizations but with organizations in others sectors international development education environment business working on conflict related jobs Thus it is also important in the job search to broaden your scope to include international development organizations government and intergovernmental institutions for profit and business institutions educational institutions and more Tags Conflict Resolution Category ADR Posted on June 21st 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 BIRMINGHAM COLLABORATIVE ALIANCE SPONSORS FALL COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE TRAINING Four days of of collaborative law training will begin September 5th in Birminham This is the second offering here in Alabama and promises to be

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  • Alabama ADR News » May 2012
    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 ABLe Resolutions Sets Date For First Alabama Developed Family Mediation Training ABLe Resolutions begun by Cassandra Adams MPH JD Sally Bowers LCSW JD and Debra Leo JD in Birmingham has set its first 40 hour domestic mediation training for July 11 15 2012 This course has been approved by the Center for those who wish to apply to be on the mediator roster Agenda bios and registration form https dl dropbox com u 81001046 ABLe 20info 20packet docx For more information call 205 936 5700 or e mail ableresolutions live com Sally Bowers Debra Leo Cassandra Adams Category Family Mediation Mediation Posted on May 31st 2012 Cumberland Hosts the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition Judges L R Simone Washington Claire Holland Stella Tipton Bill Mudd Cumberland Team Members Lacey Danley Roy Martin Cumberland School of Law hosted the Region 4 ABA Representation in Mediation Competition on February 25 and 26 2012 Six schools from our region participated Cumberland Emory Faulkner LSU Mississippi College of Law and Stetson Each School brought two teams Representing Cumberland were Allison Sidbury George Barnhill Lacey Danley and Roy Martin Each team competed in 2 rounds on Saturday After the end of the two rounds Cumberland and Mississippi College advanced to the finals which were held on Sunday morning Cumberland s Lacey Danley and Roy Martin competed against Mississippi College of Law in the final on Sunday morning After a fierce mediation Mississippi College of Law came in 1st and Cumberland 2nd

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