About Southern California Mediation Association

Upcoming SCMA Events

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

Wed 09


September 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Costa Mesa
Fri 11

SCMA Board Meeting

September 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue 15

Westside SCMA Professional Development

September 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Santa Monica
Mon 21

SCMA Pasadena Professional Development Group

September 21 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Fri 09

SCMA Board Meeting

October 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Los Angeles

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.

Conference 2015: Become a Sponsor

The 27th Annual SCMA Conference November 6-7, 2015
Conflict Revolution: Mediators as Agents of Social Change

The 27th annual Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA) conference will explore the various ways in which mediators can become agents of social change in the world. The success of our Conference is a direct result of not only the attendees, but also the sponsors. In return for a financial commitment, the sponsors receive various benefits.

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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

Job and Career Opportunities

The SCMA is proud to introduce our new Job Opportunities directory. Looking for a Job? Have a Job to post?

SCMA Education Foundation


The SCMA Education Foundation’s mission is to support the education of mediators and increase public awareness of mediation. The Foundation focuses on raising public awareness of mediation so that it becomes the first option for conflict resolution in personal, professional and community disputes.

To reach this goal, the Foundation supports projects that educate the public about mediation and teach mediation skills, beginning at an early age with peer mediation programs and continuing with adult community programs.

SCMA President Elect Floyd Siegal congratulates Maria Simpson, President of the SCMA Education Foundation on achieving the $1000 goal of the first SCMA Challenge Grant

SCMA President Elect Floyd Siegal congratulates Maria Simpson, President of the SCMA Education Foundation on achieving the $1000 goal of the first SCMA Challenge Grant

We did it! Thanks to all the very generous contributors the SCMA Education Foundation met the SCMA Challenge Grant and raised over $1000! We truly appreciate your generosity and will keep you up-to-date on our fall activities so you know your contribution is being well used.

Look for announcements of our activities for National Conflict Resolution Day on October 15 and National Giving Tuesday, December 2!

Thank You 2015 Challenge Grant Contributors!

Benefactors ($200 or more)

Sharon Harper

Phyllis Pollack

Supporters (($15-$100)

Terri Breer

Barbara Brown

Debra Dupree

Jill Frank

Wendy Kramer

Michelle Mikesell

Susan North

Sally Patchen

Anne Sawyer

Floyd Siegal

Marco Turk

Kathryn Turk

Julie Waggoner

Robyn Weinstein

Marvin Whistler

Scott Woodhill

Writer’s Corner