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Advocacy Programs


Cumberland School of Law

Mediation Advocacy, Mediation Practice and Process

Judicial Externship I and II -   2001 to 2011


Birmingham School of Law

Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Criminal Procedure II

Mediation, Directed Research I and II  -  2006 to 2011


Washburn School of Law

Domestic Relations Mediation

Mediation Seminar -  2011-2012


Mediation in Criminal Cases – Assisted Plea Bargaining 

The Center for ADR – 23rd Annual Conference
June 16 and 17, 2011

Greenbelt, MD

Downloads: Criminal Mediation.pdf   

               2011 Conference Brochure.pdf


Mediation in Probate Court

Annual recertification training – December 3, 2010

Hosted by Judge Alan King, Probate Court of Jefferson County

Probate Court Mediation Law Update.pdf

Lela Love Probate Mediation Handout.pdf


Negotiation for Criminal Justice Practitioners 

Thursday, January 14, 2010 – 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Courtroom of Presiding Judge, J. Scott Vowell, 10th Judicial Circuit

3rd Floor, Jefferson County Civil Courthouse - Birmingham, Alabama

Sponsored by: the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution and Alabama State Bar with funding provided by a grant from the ABA Criminal Justice Section 

NfCJP Training Manual.pdf     

Who What When Where How.pdf  



Mediation Law Update

Samford University, Cumberland School of Law   

Dec. 29, 2009

Birmingham, Alabama

Download the Brochure, Power Point, Handout and Lecture Notes:

2009 CLE by The Hour.pdf  

Mediation Law Update 12-29-09.pdf  

Cumberland CLE by the Hour Mediation in Alabama 2009 Final.pdf 

Cases for Cumberland CLE by the Hour Mediation in Alabama 2009 final.pdf



Birmingham School of Law

Summer 2009 – Mediation Practice and Process, beginning Thursday, May 28, 2009



Back to Basics – Conflict ABC’s 

The Center for ADR – 21st Annual Conference
June 19, 2009

Greenbelt, MD

Download the brochure and handout here: Back to Basics.pdf             Conference Brochure.pdf


American Bar Association - Section of Dispute Resolution
Eleventh Annual Spring Conference: 

Building Bridges to a Better Society

It's More Than The Money - Thursday, April 16, 2009

New York, NY                        

Download the brochure here:  Conference Brochure.pdf


Why Are We So Good At Changing Our Minds? 

Cognition and neuroscience and beliefs. 

The Center for ADR - 20th Annual Conference

June 19 & 20, 2008

Greenbelt, MD     

Download the brochure here: 2008 Annual Conference Brochure.pdf


State Of The Art: Negotiation & Mediation

National Employment Lawyer's Association 2007 Eighteenth Annual Convention

June 27-June 30, 2007

San Juan, Puerto Rico


Download the handouts here:  NELA 2007 State of the Art Negotiation & Mediation.pdf; NELA.VPM-Materials.2007.pdf; The Art of Negotiating Employment Cases.pdf

Download the slide show here:  Microsoft PowerPoint - NELA 2007.pdf

Download the talking points here: Outline.doc


The Business of ADR

Arkansas Conflict Resolution Association Annual Meeting

May 18, 2007

Little Rock, Arkansas

Download the handouts here:  ACRA Entrepreneurship.pdf; ACRA 2007 Mid Year Annual Meeting - Marketing Skills.pdf


Navigating the Complex Maze of Profound Injury Cases

American Bar Association - Section of Dispute Resolution

Ninth Annual Spring Conference - "ADR in Bloom"

April 25-28, 2007   Download the conference brochure here:         2007ConferenceBrochure.pdf

Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington, D.C.


Basic and Advanced Mediation Skills

Institute for Conflict Management

Mediation Certificate Course

April 20-24, 2007

Omni Parker House - Boston, MA

Download the handout here:  ICM_40H_Mediation_Manual_DTA MedCer_3rd_edition.pdf


Ethics in Negotiation

Samford University, Cumberland School of Law

Dec. 28 and 29, 2006

Birmingham, Alabama

Download the handout here:  Cumberland CLE by the Hour Ethics in Negotiation 2006.pdf

Download the power point here: Ethics In Negotiation.pdf

A streaming video of the presentation is available for purchase from Cumberland's online store at http://cumberland.fastcle.com.


Entrepreneurship for Neutrals

Marketing Your ADR Practice Teleseminar Series

August 9, 2006

Audio Preview  

A CD of this 1 hour interactive presentation or the whole series is available from the ACR online store at www.acrnet.org or by faxing or mailing a product order form and payment to ACR at:

Association for Conflict Resolution

1015 18th St. NW, Suite 1150

Washington, DC 20036


International Alternative Dispute Resolution - Mediation

2006 Summer Program for Masters of Comparative Law Students

Sidney Sussex College

Cambridge, England

July 2 – August 2, 2006

2:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

In cooperation with: Chapman University School of Law, Cumberland School of Law and South Texas College of Law

Point of Contact: Professor Charles D. (Bo) Cole

Director of International Programs, Cumberland School of Law cdcole@samford.edu

 (205) 726-2411 or 1-800-888-7454

2006 Brochure for the Cambridge Program  


The Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

18th Annual Conference and Skills Development Sessions - "Managing Conflict and Removing Barriers to Collaborative Decision Making"

Intervention Skills - Stopping Impasse Before It Starts

Greenbelt, Maryland

June 21 & 22 & 23, 2006

18th Annual Conference Brochure  

Point of Contact: Linda Sternberg at (301) 313-0800 or at www.natlctr4adr.org


Pre-Skills Session: Heavy Metal Mediation

American Bar Association - Section of Dispute Resolution

Eighth Annual Spring Conference - "Georgia on My Mind"

April 5 & 6 & 7 & 8, 2006

Atlanta, Georgia

Photo Gallery 1 - Heavy Metal Mediation

Photo Gallery 2 - Make Up for Heavy Metal Mediation

Promotional Flyer - Heavy Metal Mediation

Also a panelist for: Mediating Death and Profound Injury Cases


Heartfelt Conversations

International Academy of Mediators - Harvard Conference

April 26 & 27 & 28 & 29, 2006

Dialogue at Harvard Brochure  



Mediating Death and Profound Injury Cases

American Bar Association - Section of Dispute Resolution

Seventh Annual Spring Conference - "The Golden State of ADR"

April 14 & 15 &16, 2005

Los Angeles, California


Case Management Plans for Litigators

Interviewing and Counseling Clients

Litigation Track / ADR Track / Dual Track

Maximizing Your Return on Dollars and Hours

March 23, 2005 – Noon until 4:15 p.m.

Birmingham Bar Association

Contact Dana Thomas, Program Coordinator at 205-251-8006 


Advanced Negotiation Skills

Cumberland School of Law Continuing Legal Education

Samford University Birmingham, Alabama

Friday, February 25, 2005

Contact Patricia G. Muse, Director of CLE


(205) 726-2391 or 1-800-888-7454


Mass Torts Made Perfect

Thursday and Friday, November 11 & 12, 2004

The Venetian, Las Vegas, Nevada



Mediation Can Be Fun!

Highly Anticipated Fourth Annual Forum and Interactive Roll Play

Tuesday, November 9, 2004 – Noon until 4:15 p.m.

Birmingham Bar Association

2021 Second Avenue North

Birmingham, Alabama 35203

Contact Dana Thomas, Program Coordinator at 205-251-8006


Lawyer as Communicator – Story Listening and Story Telling

Alabama Bar Institute for Continuing Legal Education (ABICLE)

The University of Alabama School of Law - Bedsole Moot Court Room, Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Friday, October 22, 2004

Contact Anita Hamlett, Associate Director at 205-348-6230



















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