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.
New for Alabama Neutrals
New Videos are Online
Mediating Insurance Claims - Gene Warhurst, an Alabama attorney, will help you understand the role of mediation in insurance disputes. He will address why mediate, choosing a mediator, what to expect in mediation, pros and cons of mediation, and preparing for mediation: policyholder/insurer. Recorded on October 30, 2018. Learn more and view this video.
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. Recorded on October 16, 2018. Learn more and view this video.
Collaborative Law Practice - If you missed the beginning of our four-part series of 60-minute webinars designed to guide you through the ins and outs of collaborative law practice, you can catch up with these videos! Both were recorded at recent ACDR webinars. Online now:
- Part 1: Introduction to Collaborative Law Practices from August 24, 2018
- Part 2: Focus on Team: Breaking Down Roles from September 21, 2018
Read about the upcoming webinars in the series on Nov 2nd and Dec 7th below.
View these Collaborative Law Practice Videos.
October 3, 2018, Governor Kay Ivey signed
the 2018 Mediation Week Proclamation.
Pictured are (seated) Alabama Gov Kay Ivey, (standing l to r) Alabama Supreme Court Commission members Scott Hoyem, Lynn DeVaughn, Justice Will Sellers, and William Coleman, ACDR Exec Director Eileen Harris, and Alabama State Bar President-Elect Christy Crow.
CLE Opportunities (Webinars)
Take advantage of upcoming training opportunities sponsored by the Alabama State Bar Section on Dispute Resolution and the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution.
November 15 All Day - Appellate Mediation Training
Thursday, November 15, 2018 - (6.75 hr MCLE) - In order to register to be on the Appellate Roster, an attorney must be registered on the Alabama State Court Mediator Roster. If you have not taken the 20 or 40 hour mediation course(s) required for the State Court Mediator Roster, you may still take this course then follow up with one of those courses. This training opportunity will be on November 15, 2018 from 8:30 am to 4:35 pm. Lunch is provided. The course fee is $400. This course has been approved for 6.75 hours of MCLE credit. Read about the program and register on the Flyer and Registration Form (pdf). Register by October 15th!
December 7, 2018 Free Webinar - Informed Consent/Civil Collaboration
Friday, Noon-1:00pm CST - (1 hr Ethics credit) - Part of the Collaborative Law Practice Webinar Series. Faculty includes: Frances Nolan, Steven Gregory, Brian Turner, Melanie Merkle Atha and Virginia Miller. To learn more and register, go to our Training Page or register here by using this Collaborative Law Practice Series Information and Registration Form (pdf).
More training opportunities are highlighted on our Training Calendar.
September 2018 Newsletter
Read our September newsletter including the latest on the following:
- Mediation Week 2018 - Observed October 14-20th.
- Pro Bono Mediators
- Mediation Clinic - Dallas County
- ADR at the Annual State Bar Meeting
- Foreclosure Prevention/Mortgage Modification Mediation
- Training Opportunities