About Southern California Mediation Association

The Southern California Mediation Association, founded in 1989, is devoted to promoting mediation as a tool for resolving conflict. Mediation empowers parties to design their own solutions to disputes that might otherwise prove costly and cumbersome to resolve in court or arbitration. Mediation can also be used to solve problems that might not be suitable for court at all. SCMA provides resources for the public to learn more about mediation, and to find mediators skilled in assisting with all kinds of disputes. To find a suitable mediator, and learn more about whether mediation can help resolve your family’s or your business’s dispute, go to the Select a Mediator page.

Upcoming SCMA Events

SCMA presents many programs and events throughout the year ranging from Social to Networking to Education to Professional Development.

Fri 12

SCMA Board Meeting

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue 30

2015 SCMA Employment Mediation Institute

June 30 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 10

SCMA Board Meeting

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Los Angeles

Join Today

Don’t miss out on fantastic benefits like our Select A Mediator Directory as well as professional programs and networking events.

Select a Mediator

The searchable directory of Mediators covers many practice areas, geographical locations, rates and other factors.

Calendar of Events

Find out and post professional training, development and special events by SCMA and other organizations.

News & Announcements

President’s Message

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Working Together To Find Work

Mediation Awareness Week is an opportunity for mediators and providers to work together to educate the public and the bar about the many quality mediation services available in Southern California...

Check out our New Job Posting site…

Click here to look for job postings on the SCMA Job site 

SCMA Education Foundation


The SCMA Education Foundation’s mission is to support the education of mediators and increase public awareness of mediation. The mission of the SCMA Education Foundation is to support the education of mediators and increase public awareness of mediation as a method of conflict resolution.

Support the SCMA Education Foundation!

Volunteer for an Exciting New Year of Projects!

The SCMA Education Foundation is the charitable and educational arm of the SCMA. The Foundation’s focus is to raise public awareness of mediation so that it becomes the first option for conflict resolution in personal, professional, business and community disputes. Our focus this year is on supporting Peer Mediation Programs, activities for national Conflict Resolution Day in October, the Community Mediation Centers, and a Public Information Campaign about mediation and its benefits. We’ll be collaborating with other organizations, so this is your chance to make a real difference on these projects and expand your network as well.

Peer Mediation Projects:

    • Profile schools with Peer Mediation Programs for “Spotlight” recognition in our Program of the Month feature in development for the Foundation website.
    • Coordinate a recognition program for teachers and administrators of Peer Mediation Programs.

For more information click here

Writer’s Corner

Annual Fall Conference

IMG_2404IMG_2588IMG_2516IMG_2539IMG_2535IMG_2330Our Annual Fall Conference, the Flagship SCMA Event of the year, was Friday, November 7, 2014 and Saturday, November 8, 2014 at the Pepperdine University School of Law.