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.

Mon 04

Pasadena Area PDG (Professional Development Group)

May 4 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Pasadena, CA 91101
Fri 08

SCMA Board Meeting

May 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri 12

SCMA Board Meeting

June 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 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…

SCMA is pleased to announce a job opening posted to our Job site 

SCMA Education Foundation


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

For more information click here

Writer’s Corner

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Those who are masters at negotiating tend to ... first identify the target and then design a strategy to reach that target...

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.