What Is Mediation?

Mediation is a quick and efficient way to resolve disputes. It allows you the opportunity to solve your own problems by encouraging effective solutions. In addition it allows:

  • A chance to be heard
  • A chance to develop new ways of thinking
  • A chance for the parties to develop their own solutions

What Is A Mediator?

A mediator helps the people involved in a dispute talk with each other about the conflict so each party can better understand why the conflict exists. As the facts and circumstances concerning the dispute are brought into the open, the mediator works with the parties to help discover possible ways the conflict can be resolved.

The mediator manages the mediation session but does not decide what should be done to solve the problem. The people involved in the dispute decide for themselves what actions will occur, time frames, and other important details. The agreement is written by the mediator with the help of the parties, and is signed by all parties to the dispute.

Our state court roster contains the names of Mediators who have met the Mediation Registration Standards and Procedures adopted September 18, 1998 and who have registered with the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution, Inc. Printed copies of the state Mediator roster are available from the Center. To see the full application of any Mediator, please call and request it at (334) 356-3802.

The Center Website

View the Alabama Mediators website