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.
Educational Videos Online
Live Webinar - Free CLE
September 17, 2020 at Noon
How to Get the Best Experience from Online Mediation
Live Webinar* - Free CLE September 17, 2020 at Noon
It is a safe bet that very few mediators and attorneys in our state had experience with online dispute resolution prior to the initial COVID-19 lockdowns that began in February and March of this year. Suddenly, literally overnight, online communication platforms became a preferred means of conducting meetings, hearings, depositions, and mediations.
Join our panel of experienced attorney-mediators as they share information gained from conducting online mediations throughout the state following the COVID-19 lockdowns. This program is appropriate for lawyers representing clients in mediations as well as those wanting to learn more about online dispute resolution.
Register: To sign up for the webinar send an email with your name and ASB number to firstname.lastname@example.org. You will receive instructions to log in to the webinar one-to-two days prior to the event.
Elizabeth McGlaughn, Esq., McGlaughn & McGlaughn, LLC
Allen Schreiber, Esq., Schreiber Dispute Resolution, P.C.
R. Boyd Miller, Esq., Cabaniss, Johnston, Gardner, Dumas & O'Neal
*This course has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission of Alabama for a maximum of 1 hour credit.
COVID-19 Concerns: Online Mediation Offers an Option
On March 16, 2020, we held our first webinar on virtual mediation. Susan Guthrie presented a FREE member benefit program via the Zoom platform on “Online Dispute Mediation and Coaching.” For those practitioners whose in-person mediations and meetings are being canceled and postponed due to concerns about the COVID-19 virus, ONLINE MEDIATION provides an easily implemented solution.
Listen to an audio-recording of the presentation and review other related materials on the Online Mediation page.
2019 Collaborative Law Practice
We has made selected webinars from our 2019 series available online. Online now:
- Introduction to Collaborative Law Practice - (Held August 23, 2019)
- Focus on Team: Breaking Down Roles - (Held September 20, 2019)
- The How To’s of Collaborative Law - (Held October 18, 2019)
- Informed Consent/Civil Collaboration - (Held Dec 6, 2019-no video available)
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.
News for Alabama Neutrals
Our ADR by the Numbers report for 2019 is online. 2019 ADR by the Numbers (pdf)
A new Newsletter, News for Alabama Neutrals, is online! Read the latest at April 2020 News for Alabama Neutrals.
Take advantage of upcoming training opportunities sponsored by the Alabama State Bar Section on Dispute Resolution and the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution.