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.

Mon 06

Pasadena Professional Development Group

July 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Fri 10

SCMA Board Meeting

July 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Los Angeles
Thu 30


July 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Beverly Hills
Fri 14

SCMA Board Meeting

August 14 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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: Open for Proposals

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. If you would like to submit a proposal for a workshop to be presented at the 27th Annual SCMA Conference, please fill out the form below. Proposals must be submitted on or before June 30, 2015

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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


SCMA Response to Efforts to Change Mediation Confidentiality

This past month, SCMA submitted a response to a proposal by the Conference of California Bar Associations that would create an exception to mediation confidentiality to explore possible fraud in family law cases and SCMA also recently submitted a letter to the State Assembly Judiciary Committee in response to Assembly Bill 1123 that would allow counties to transfer the responsibility for allocating DRPA funding to the courts..
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Relationship Between Mediation Confidentiality and Attorney Malpractice and Other Misconduct: Scholarly Commentary

In this study of the relationship between mediation confidentiality and attorney malpractice and other misconduct, the Legislature specifically directed the Commission1 to consider certain matters, including “scholarly commentary.” Consistent with that directive, previous staff memoranda contain numerous references to scholarly commentary (especially the memorandum on empirical data). This memorandum continues the Commission’s background research...

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.

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