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The Dispute Resolution Section addresses various aspects of dispute resolution; negotiations, mediation, arbitration and other techniques to either resolve or simplify the resolution of disputes. The section exists to emphasize to both providers and users of legal services that the Alabama State Bar recognizes the importance of efficient, cost effective resolution of disputes and the role of lawyers in that process.

"Casemaker" is a link to the Casemaker online legal research library and information on how to use this valuable free member service, which provides access to state and federal materials including the Alabama Code, opinions of the Alabama Supreme Court and Courts of Civil and Criminal Appeals, the Alabama Rules of Court, the Alabama Administrative Code and regulations, the U.S. Code, U.S. Supreme Court opinions, selected opinions of the federal circuit and district courts, the federal court rules, the Code of Federal Regulation and similar materials from all 50 states.

"Governance" contains the section's governing documents including the purpose statement and bylaws when available.

"Leadership" contains information from the section's leadership including the section officers, section council, committee chairs, and meeting minutes when available.

"Join the Section" contains an online application form for joining this section.

Council Meeting Dates

Discussion Forums


"Newsletters" contains the section's newsletters, which may be password-protected as determined by the section leadership.

Related Links

Winning Negotiations Practicing Zealous Advocacy by Using Non-Adversarial Negotiation Skills Seminar (PDF)

Memo from Chief Justice Cobb re: Volunteer Mediation Initiative (PDF)

List of District Court Mediation Coordinators (PDF)

May 16, 2011_Minutes of Meeting (PDF)

March 3, 2011 Minutes of Meeting (PDF)

October 20, 2010 Minutes of Meeting (PDF)

July 15, 2010 Memo to members meeting minutes (PDF)

July 15, 2010 minutes of first meeting (PDF)

For further information, contact Sections at (334) 269-1515 or Mary Frances Garner.