About Mediation

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.

  1. SDCBA and SCMA Networking Mixer

    July 30 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
    Del Mar
  2. SCMA Orange County Presents “Mediating Disputes Involving Families and Special Relationships” with Terri Breer

    August 8 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 am
    Huntington Beach
  3. SCMA Board Of Directors Meeting

    August 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. 2014 SCMA Annual Fall Conference

    November 8
    Malibu