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 07

SCMA Pasadena Professional Development Group

December 7 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 11

SCMA Board Meeting

December 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri 11


December 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 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: It’s Here!

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. In today’s inter-connected world, there are numerous opportunities for mediators to support societal change through peaceful dialogue. From the ongoing battle over the legalization of same-sex marriage to the highly charged debates over interactions between police departments and minority communities, there are many areas in need of the leadership of trained mediators.

Conference 2015: Become a Sponsor

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

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I would like to begin this letter by expressing my gratitude to the members of the SCMA for the great privilege to serve as your president...

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.

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

Press Learn More (below) to read about the National Giving Tuesday, December 2!

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