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Hyatt Place Birmingham/Hoover

Domestic Violence in Mediation / May 6-7, 2024/ Birmingham, AL

If you prefer to register by phone, call 800-237-3476 or 214-901-5888.

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Domestic Violence in Mediation / May 6-7, 2024/ Birmingham, AL
Domestic Violence in Mediation / May 6-7, 2024/ Birmingham, AL

Time & Location

May 06, 2024, 8:30 AM – May 07, 2024, 5:00 PM

Hyatt Place Birmingham/Hoover, 2980 John Hawkins Pkwy, Hoover, AL 35244, USA

About the Event

NOTE: Seating in this course is strictly limited. Register early to confirm seat(s) in the course. When the course sells out, we will begin a wait-list in the event of cancellations. For additional dates/locations, visit  If you prefer to register by phone, call 800-237-3476 or 214-901-5888.



The Domestic Violence in Mediation Seminar is a comprehensive 2-day, CLE-approved mediation training seminar that will focus on the unique challenges of mediating cases where domestic violence is or has been present. Individuals who complete this course will satisfy the domestic violence training requirements of the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution and will meet the statutory requirements regarding the mediation of cases involving domestic violence (See ALA CODE § 6-6-20). Participants who complete the course will satisfy the training requirement necessary to be listed as "Domestic Violence Trained" on the Alabama state court mediator roster maintained by the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution.



This course is open to anyone interested in learning about mediating cases where domestic violence exists. While there is no pre-requisite to attend, we recommend that participants complete a 40-hour divorce mediation course prior to this program or be registered to attend our 40-hour divorce mediation seminar within 6 months of this program. However, everyone interested in mediation is welcome to attend including new and experienced mediators, lawyers, judges, counselors, therapists, HR professionals, educators, undergraduate and graduate students, law students, clergy, health care professionals, business executives, ombuds, realtors, and anyone interested in helping families and individuals in mediation.



Day 1: 8:30 am -- 5:00 pm

Day 2: 8:30 am -- 5:00 pm

Check in begins at 8:00 am on Day 1.

Lunch is on your own from 12:00 - 1:00 pm on Day 1 and Day 2.



Hyatt Place Birmingham/Hoover

2980 John Hawkins Parkway, Hoover, Alabama, United States, 35244




This course is designed to meet Alabama state mediator requirements for cases involving domestic violence. Here is a sample of just some of the topics we will cover:

  • How to Recognize Domestic Violence
  • The Cycle of Violence
  • Issues of Power and Control in Family Dynamics
  • How to Screen for Domestic Violence Before Mediation
  • Assessing the Appropriateness of Mediation
  • Effects of Domestic Violence on Children
  • Safety in Mediation for Domestic Violence Victims
  • Alabama Statues Related to Mediation and Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence Resources
  • Much, much more.


This course is approved for 14 hours of CLE credit (including 1 ethics hour) in Alabama. We will report your attendance immediately after the seminar has concluded.


Do you need CLE credit in another state? Our seminars have been CLE-approved since 1995 (25 years!) in every state in which the courses have been offered. Course participants have also received CLE credit in their home states after attending one of our training programs out-of-state. (Our courses have never been denied CLE approval in any jurisdiction). If you have questions about CLE status in your state, contact us at


Are you seeking continuing education credit for another profession? Let us know how we can help you get credit in your profession for attending one of our mediation training courses. We will work with you to apply to the appropriate organization to have our course approved by your professional credentialing agency for your benefit. Contact us at



Our seminars have a long history of success! We've been training mediators in Alabama for over 25 years! We are so confident that you will gain the skills you need to become an exceptionally effective mediator at our seminars that we make this promise: If, after completing a training program, you are not satisfied with the seminar content or presentation by the instructor, simply return your training materials to the seminar leader on the final day of training and your enrollment fee will be refunded! No problem, period! We know of no other mediation training organization that offers this type of money-back guarantee on mediation training.



Our training philosophy -- Minimal lecture; informative, engaging interaction! Those five words describe the practical, hands-on approach of our training program. In addition to learning mediation principles, you will have an opportunity to practice your new mediation skills at the seminar in a comfortable, non-threatening learning environment. Mediation simulations, small and large group discussions, media presentations, and meaningful group exercises will enhance your learning experience. And, you'll receive feedback and performance improvement suggestions in a fun and challenging setting.


Many participants who attend our programs tell us: "This is unlike any other CLE I've ever attended!" We take that as a compliment! (They also tell us, "This is the best CLE I've ever attended!") Our innovative and creative approach to CLE will have you engaged in the course from the moment the program begins until the very end!


Nearly every mediation training seminar we present sells out. Seating is limited. This small group experience will enable each attendee to receive individual attention. Register early so that you can get a seat in the course that is most convenient for you.



Troy Smith began mediating in 1992 and has been a mediation trainer for over 30 years. Over 5000 mediators, attorneys, and judges have completed his training programs nationwide. Troy began offering one of Alabama's first mediation training courses in 1995. And he has trained over 3000 mediators, attorneys and judges in Alabama alone. In fact, over 82% of the Registered Mediators in Alabama have completed training with Troy. Come find out why our training programs have been the most popular mediation training seminars in Alabama and beyond for three decades!


Sarah (Sally) Clark Bowers, JD, LCSW is a mediator, attorney, collaborative law practitioner, and licensed clinical social worker. Over a decade ago, Sally co-developed (with Troy) Alabama's FIRST domestic relations mediation seminar designed specifically for mediators in Alabama. Sally has practiced law in Alabama for over 35 years and has extensive experience in all areas of family law including divorce, dependency, post-divorce, and child advocacy. Sally is currently with Proctor & Vaughn (Of Counsel) in Sylacauga, AL.

Additional faculty may participate in this program.



Full Refund. Your seminar fee is fully refundable if you cancel your registration 21 or more days prior to the first day of the seminar, less a $50 administrative fee. All cancellations must be received in writing or via email.


Reschedule Anytime. If you must reschedule your attendance at a seminar -- even at the last minute -- you may transfer your registration without additional cost to another equally priced seminar within 24 months of the date of your original program. All reschedule requests must be in writing and received prior to the start of the seminar. (No-shows will not be eligible to reschedule).


Substitutions. If you are unable to attend a seminar for which you have registered, you may send a substitute in your place. If you need to send a substitute, we ask that you notify us at least 1 day in advance of your seminar, if possible.


Event Cancellation. In the highly unlikely event that Mediation CLE, Inc. must cancel or reschedule a program for which you are registered for any reason, we will refund your registration fees or transfer your registration to another program, whichever you choose. 



For online registrations, payment by credit or debit card is due at the time of registration. If you prefer to register with a credit or debit card by phone, call 214-901-5888. If you would like to pay by check, please call 214-901-5888 to register by phone. We will hold your seat for 7 days awaiting payment. Unpaid registrations after 7 days will be cancelled.



If you have questions not answered here, email and we will be happy to assist you. Or, call us at (214) 901-5888.


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