Alternative Dispute Resolution

Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society
Provides information about arbitration and mediation, and access to a Directory of Arbitrators and Mediators in Alberta, which is updated annually.

Alberta Family Mediation Society
Alberta Family Mediation Society (AFMS) is a non-profit organization advocating resolution of family conflict through the use of mediation by qualified professionals.  AFMS provides Albertans with information about family mediation and offers an online listing of qualified family mediators.

Association of Collaborative Lawyers of Alberta
The Association of Collaborative Family Lawyers offers information on alternative dispute resolution and divorce processes, as well as a an online directory of lawyers practicing  Collaborative Divorce law and mediation in Alberta.

Family Mediation
Family Mediation is a voluntary service to help parents and families in resolving issues that affect their children. Families coping with challenges such as divorce, separation, child custody and access can meet with a mediator to talk about these issues. Through mediation, you may be able to reach a mutual agreement that focuses on your child and avoids going to court. Family mediation is confidential and informal.

Judicial Dispute Resolution (Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench)
Judicial Dispute Resolution (JDR) is a confidential pre-trial settlement conference led by a Justice of the Court of Queen’s Bench. The objective of a JDR is to resolve the dispute so a trial will be either unnecessary, or at most limited to those issues on which the parties do not agree.

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