Library Information


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Alabama Rules of Appellate Mediation

All rules are in pdf format.

Rule 1. Overview and Scope of Appellate Mediation Program.
(a) Scope
(b) Goals

Rule 2. Screening for Mediation.
(a) Content of Forms
(b) Eligible Cases
(c) Pre-Screening of Cases
     (1) Mediation Case-Screening Form (Form 2)
     (2) Confidential Statement (Form 3)
(d) Notice to Clerk (and Court Reporter) to Stay Proceedings on Appeal (Form 4)
(e) Exceptions
(f) Filing of Cross or Related Appeals Not Stayed

Rule 3. Referral to Mediation.
(a) Referral to Mediation
     (1) Order of Referral to Mediation (Form 5)
     (2) Report on Status of Selection of Mediator (Form 6)
(b) Appointment of Mediator
     (1) Order Appointing Mediator Pursuant to Stipulation of the Parties (Form 7)
     (2) Order Appointing Mediator AbsentStipulation of the Parties (Form 8)
(c) Referral by the Court
(d) Mediation Time Frame

Rule 4. Appellate Mediator.
(a) Qualifications of Mediator
     (1) Appellate Mediator Roster
     (2) Nonroster Mediator
(b) Duty of Mediator Before Accepting Appointment
(c) Inability of Mediator to Serve
(d) Authority of Mediator
(e) Ethics
(f) Fees and Expenses
(g) Billings to Parties
(h) Pro Bono Mediators
     (1) Motion for Waiver of Mediator Fees (Form 9 and Form 9A)
     (2) Order Appointing Pro Bono Mediator (Form 10)
(i) Disqualification of an Appellate Mediator

Rule 5. Mediation Procedures.
(a) Time and Place of Mediation
(b) Rescheduling Mediation
(c) Additional Mediation Sessions
(d) No Record
(e) Extensions
(f) Attendance at Mediation Session
(g) Submission of Mediation Statement and Documents
(h) Conduct of Mediation
(i) Sanctions

Rule 6. Completion of Mediation Process.
(a) Mediator's Report (Form 13)
     (1) No Agreement
     (2) Agreement
(b) Evaluations (Forms 14, 15, 16)

Rule 7. Post-Settlement Dismissal Procedures.
(a) Joint Stipulation for Dismissal of Case AfterMediation (Form 11)
(b) Termination of Mediation and Notice to Reinstate Appeal (Form 12)

Rule 8. Confidentiality.

Rule 9. General.
(a) Service
(b) Questions or Complaints
(c) Applicability

Appendix. Appellate Mediation Program Forms.