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  • Alabama ADR News » Mediation
    court mediation program coordinators have also been asked to participate Rob Stankoski Fairhope Lee Davis Culllman Cheryl Leatherwood Ozark Heather Boone Selma Vicki Bonner Ward Wetumpka Kirk Garrett Brewton Steve Overby Dothan Read Haughery Opelika Margie Stellingwerf Huntsville Al Giles Mobile Kim Gully Decatur and Ken Dunham professor for Jones School of Law Mediation Course and Clinic and his students will survey participants in Montgomery Tags Appellate Mediation Mediation Category ADR Events Mediation Posted on October 17th 2011 Al Giles Mobile Wins Pro Bono Award Al Jiles Esq Al Giles Esq who spent many hours getting the Mobile District Court Mediation Program up and running as well as mediating for the program was the 2011 Alabama State Bar Pro Bono Mediator Award winner The award is presented each year by the Volunteer Lawyers Program of the Bar to a mediator who exceeds in pro bono mediation efforts Al received the award at the Annual Bench Bar Luncheon Thursday July 14 2011 at the Grand Hotel Point Clear Alabama He gave over 600 hours to the Mobile program Congratulations Al and thank you for all your work Mediation job well done Category ADR Events Mediation Posted on July 19th 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 Conflict Resolution http www ecr gov Category Environmental Conflict Resolution Mediation Posted on July 6th 2011 Mediation at Sea 2011 The Mediation Training Institute International once again is offering its Mediation at Sea Cruise to the Caribbean Cozumel Costa Maya Belize City and Roatan leaving from New Orleans To find out more about dates ship etc go to http www mediationworks com mti cruise2011 Tags Mediation training Category Events Mediation Posted on March 9th 2011 ADR SYMPOSIUM AT CUMBERLAND Hon John Carroll and Symposium Audience Cumberland School of Law Community Mediation Center and CLE Program in conjunction with the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Birmingham Bar and the Dispute Resolution Section of the Alabama State Bar will host a spring ADR Symposium April 8 2011 from 8 30 until noon in the moot court room at the law school Steve Heninger from Heninger Garrison Davis and Stanley Cash from Huie Fernambucq Steward will tackle A Practitioner s Approach to Preparing for Complex and Emotional Mediations moderated by Jack Neal of Sirote Permutt Oscar Price of Wallace Jordan Ratliff Brandt Beverly Baker of Ogletree Deakins John Scott of Starnes Davies Florie and Scott Simpson of Simpson Glick Burford will cover Ethical Issues in Arbitration moderated by Corkey Strickland associate dean and professor at Cumberland A mediation panel will wrap up the day John Ott magistrate judge U S District Court Northern District Charles Denaburg of Najjar Denaburg Fern Singer of Watterson SInger Bill Ratliff of Wallace Jordan Ratliff Brandt moderated by Judge John Carroll dean professor of Cumberland To register contact the Cumberland Community Mediation Center at 205 726 4342 ccmc samford edu Registration fee is

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  • Alabama ADR News » 2009
    2013 4 August 2013 2 May 2013 5 April 2013 3 February 2013 2 January 2013 3 December 2012 1 November 2012 5 October 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 Stories from Alabama Mediators The value of mediation is often not in statistics or case management success though these are important but in the way it impacts the lives of parties caught up in conflict that consumes their time money energy and emotions When conflicts arise we in the legal profession set our sights in the law the rules the precedent But at the center of every conflict there is a place for man s better nature to break through and for grace to abound That place may just be a seat at the mediation table To borrow a phrase and sentiment that our second president and able barrister John Adams used regarding the drafters of the Constitution these are settlements facilitated by good heads prompted by good hearts Continue reading Stories from Alabama Mediators Tags case management experiences Mediation Category ADR Mediation Posted on February 14th 2009 Newer Entries Find by Tag Alabama Roster Applications Appellate Appellate Mediation Arbitration Awards case management Conflict Resolution Elder Environmental Conflict Resolution Ethics experiences Facebook Family Courts Family Mediation Foreclosure Mediation hearing Mediation Mediation Week Negotiation Peer Mediation Private Judging Pro Bono Public

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  • Alabama ADR News
    Comments are closed Posted on December 18th 2012 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 Comments are closed 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 Comments are closed 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 Comments are closed 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 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 Baldwin County has won the Harold Albritton Pro Bono Leadership Award Sam led the reactivation of the district court volunteer mediation program in Baldwin County along with the Honorable Jody W Bishop Volunteer mediators provide free mediation for citizens who come to small claims court He has also promoted distirct court mediation to other judges in Alabama as part of past Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb s initiative To read more visit the link http www alabar org publications addendum articles october12 index html Posted on November 6th 2012 THE ROLE OF THE e NEUTRAL Allison Skinner of Skinner Neutral Services in Homewood Alabama and the co founder of the American College of e Neutrals has a new law review article entitled Alternative Dispute Resolution Expands Into Pre Trial Practice The Role of the e Neutral 13 Cardozo J Confilice Res 113 2012 The use of a thrid party neutral for resolviing discovery disputes and related pre trial issues offers litigants an alternative for managinig the pre trial phase of a lawsuit in an efficient manner Judicial budgetary contstraints and

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  • Alabama ADR News » ADR
    Harwood the Honorable Art Hanes and Debra Leo Esq our appellate panel for afternoon discussion Category ADR Posted on October 31st 2011 MEDIATION WEEK OCTOBER 16 22 2011 Mediation week has begun and Governor Robert Bentley has declared by proclamation October 21st as Mediation Day in Alabama Thanks to the Governor s Legal Advisor Cooper Shattuck for making this happen The Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution and the Appellate Mediation Office are hosting appellate mediation training on the 21st at the Alabama State Bar Gary Canner Esq 11th Circuit Mediator Retired will be the appellate trainer Joining him are Rebecca Oates Assistant Clerk of the Court of Civil Appeals who administers that Court s appellate mediation program Celeste Sabel Esq Senior Staff Attorney for the Supreme Court of Alabama and appellate mediation administrator and Michelle Ohme the Program Coordinator for the Alabama Appellate Mediation Program Chief Justice Charles R Malone of the Supreme Cour of Alabama and William C Thompson Presiding Judge of the Alabama Court of Civil Appeals will make remarks A panel of distinguished appellate mediators will join the 25 participants for lunch and discussion Hon Arthur J Hanes Jr Upchurch Watson White Max Birmingham Justice R Bernard Harwood Jr Rosen Harwood PA Tuscaloosa and Debra Black Leo Esq Supervisory ADR Coordinator U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Birmingham Mediators who mediate this week will ask those for whom they mediate to take a mediation effectiveness survey as part of a state wide initiative by the Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution www alabamaadr org District court mediation program coordinators have also been asked to participate Rob Stankoski Fairhope Lee Davis Culllman Cheryl Leatherwood Ozark Heather Boone Selma Vicki Bonner Ward Wetumpka Kirk Garrett Brewton Steve Overby Dothan Read Haughery Opelika Margie Stellingwerf Huntsville Al Giles Mobile Kim Gully Decatur and Ken Dunham professor for Jones School of Law Mediation Course and Clinic and his students will survey participants in Montgomery Tags Appellate Mediation Mediation Category ADR Events Mediation Posted on October 17th 2011 Baldwin County Volunteer Mediators Thanked for Their Service Judges Jody Bishop and Pamela Baschab recently hosted a luncheon for mediators who volunteer their services for Bladwin County s District Court civil cases Opposing parties who agree to mediation are provided with an impartial mediator to help them reach an agreement outside the courtroom Baldwin County s mediation program has achieved a significant rate of success in helping parties resolve their differences prior to trial The program is one of twelve district court mediation programs in the state and serves as a model for other programs August 2011 Addendum Category ADR Posted on August 30th 2011 9th Annual Mediation Advocacy Skills Institute Co sponsored by the San Diego Arizona Hawaii Nevada Oregon Bars along with the Inter American Bar International Arbitration Law Committee the Litigation Section of the California Bar and the U S Mexico Bar Association the Institute will run from November 3 4 2011 at the Sheraton Suites at Symphony Hall San

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  • Alabama ADR News » Mediation
    Resolve Conflict Peer Mediation Anne Isbell Anne Isbell Executive Director of the Community Mediation Foundation of Huntsville and Vice Chair for the Alabama Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution is an expert in training students to handle conflict without violence Anne has worked with schools in Huntsville Opelika Montgomery Scottsboro and other Alabama cities and has accumulated proof that peer mediation will change the climate in a school During peer mediation training students learn about the causes of conflict and the rules for fair fighting They are taught to attack the problem not the person and to brainstorm for solutions that satisfy Students who are trained to be mediators are able to facilitate discussion about the real issues that concern those in conflict They learn to come to the table and lead the negotiation for resolution Peer mediators become leaders facilitators peacemakers To learn more about peer mediation or to contact Ms Isbell about having peer mediation in your school visit our new postings at the website www alabamaadr org Tags case management Conflict Resolution experiences Mediation Peer Mediation schools Category ADR Mediation Posted on October 1st 2009 Alabama ADR Goes Global Alabama State Department ADR Panel Anticipate the unexpected Every good mediator can relate to that But I wasn t thinking about Alabama ADR going global when the State Department called about a conflict resolution project for Africa On June 12 2009 the Center hosted a very special delegation of 10 individuals accompanied by three Department interpreters from the Africa nations of Benin Cameroon Central African Republic Comoros Democratic Republic of Congo Mali Niger Rwanda and Togo The individuals were leaders in their countries conflict resolution practitioners government and elected officials and NGO and community leaders particularly those involved in policy making and negotiation They were selected for participation in the U S Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program by American Embassies Continue reading Alabama ADR Goes Global Tags Arbitration Mediation Restorative Justice Category ADR Arbitration Events Mediation Posted on September 24th 2009 The Strategic Mediator The Strategic Mediator is a blog from Upchurch Watson White and Max Mediation Group that I would recommend mediators take a look at I received the following message from John Upchurch recently and after a good read immediately added this link to the BlogRoll Links on the right Continue reading The Strategic Mediator Tags experiences Mediation Category ADR Mediation Posted on July 30th 2009 2009 Pro Bono Mediator Award Charles Booth 2009 Winner of Pro Bono Mediators Award This year Charles H Booth Jr Esq of Birmingham won the Pro Bono Mediator Award at the Bar s Annual Meeting in Point Clear The Volunteer Lawyers Program 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 Previous winners are Louis Colley of Prattville 2007 and Doug Key of

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  • Alabama ADR News
    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 Comments are closed 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 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 as successful as the first training Interest based negotiation is the topic of the final day EARLY BIRD SIGN UP IS NOW For registration forms or more information contact Frances Nolan at frances thecrittendenfirm com or check out http www birminghamcollaborative com Posted on June 18th 2012 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 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

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  • Alabama ADR News » ADR
    which they will use interest based negotiation and commit to disclose all relevant information The attorneys are hired by parties only to negotiate for them If the dispute does not produce an agreement then both lawyers are disqualified by contract from representing their clients in litigation Parties who terminate the negotiations do not lose their right to go to court by would need to hire new lawyers if they want legal representation For registration information please contact Frances Nolan at the Crittenden Firm frances thecrittendenfirm com or go to the web link www birminghamcollaborative com Category ADR Posted on June 20th 2011 TOP LAW SCHOOLS FOR ADR SPECIALIZATION US News World Report has posted the top law schools for specializing in ADR Top 5 are Pepperdine Harvard Hamline Univ of Missouri Ohio State Moritz To view the others and get more info click the link below http grad schools usnews rankingsandreviews com best graduate schools top law schools dispute resolution rankings Category ADR Posted on March 29th 2011 Get Negotiation Tips from the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School Receive free negotiation reports via e mail Read up on negotiation techniques and review the blog You might even want to subscribe to Negotiation Monthly Click on the link for further information http www pon harvard edu daily personal negotiations Category ADR Posted on March 29th 2011 Association of Family Conciliation Courts 48th Annual Conference June 2011 The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts will hold its 48th Annual Conference at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort June 1 4 2011 The conference titled Research Policy and Practice in Family Courts What s Gender Got to do with it will explore the challenges that gender issues bring to the family law arena For more information to view the full conference brochure register online or apply for a scholarship visit AFCC at www afccnet org Tags Family Courts Category ADR Family Courts Posted on March 21st 2011 U S Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution Upcoming Training Sessions for 2011 Environmental conflicts present complex problems with possible serious consequences An independent and impartial federal program the Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution the Institute helps people find workable solutions to environmental disputes The Institute also provides training including Collaborative Skills for Environmental Lawyers and Negotiating Environmental Solutions The Udall Center has just posted the most recent offerings on their website to http www ecr gov AnnouncementsEvents Announcements UpcomingUSIECRTrainingSessionsSpring2011 aspx For general information about the Udall Center and the Insittute just go to www erc gov Tags Environmental Conflict Resolution Category ADR Posted on March 15th 2011 ADR SYMPOSIUM AT CUMBERLAND Hon John Carroll and Symposium Audience Cumberland School of Law Community Mediation Center and CLE Program in conjunction with the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Birmingham Bar and the Dispute Resolution Section of the Alabama State Bar will host a spring ADR Symposium April 8 2011 from 8 30 until noon in the moot court room at the law school Steve Heninger

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  • Alabama ADR News
    donate their time to the Jefferson County District Court Volunteer Mediation Program October 21 2011 was Mediation Day in Alabama by proclamation of Governor Bentley Pictured here are District Judge Jack Lowther Circuit Judge Virginia Vinson Circuit Judge Laura Petro District Judge Bobby Bynon and Circuit Judge Tommy Nail Posted on November 28th 2011 Lauderdale County Mediation Project Rules of Engagement Could be Used in Other Alabama Counties Mike Ford Esq mediator in Florence Alabama reports on the Lauderdale County Mediation Project The Mediation Project was the brainchild of Circuit Judge Gil Self and heartily endorsed by Judge Mike Jones These judges handle most of the civil jury cases They appointed me to be mediation coordinator which means I match up the litigants with the mediators I think would be best for their cases Three of our jury terms were cancelled this year for lack of funds and these vacated jury terms are now our mediation weeks I have scheduled 17 mediations for the December mediation week using 9 area mediators I ask the mediators and litigants to start the mediation sessions in the courtrooms but that is just my effort to impress upon them that this is a court sponsored program Some mediations are pro bono but I ask the parties to pay the mediators 750 in most cases I used the number from the Florida foreclosure mediation program These are cases that have resisted settlement efforts and are headed for trial When we settle one of them I feel like we have accomplished something Posted on November 28th 2011 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 with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for 1 5 for 75 minute program New York CLE

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