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.

Welcome to new Members May 2016!

  • Pashtana Abedi
  • Julie Adamson
  • Lisa Bender, Ph.D.
  • Jeff Castner
  • Alisha Chandler
  • Nancy Quam-Wickham
  • Andrew Schmidt
  • LaWanda Staten
  • Molly Thurmond
  • Christopher J Warner

Upcoming SCMA Events

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

Upcoming SCMA Events

Jul 08


July 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jul 11

SCMA Pasadena Professional Development Group

July 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jul 20
Aug 01

SCMA Pasadena Professional Development Group

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

We’d Like To Hear From You…

Writer’s Corner


8 Tips for Going Back to Work After a Divorce

"For many individuals, going through a divorce means re-entering the workforce after several years of absence..."
Right Decision, Wrong Decision Road Sign

Mediatees Have The Right To Make ‘Bad’ Decisions

"Since my early days with mediation, I have seen some things that have helped put my mind at easy about bad choices...Not being ready for the conflict to end, even when being offered an exceptional deal, may simply be a request for more processing time (think-time), or time for the conflict or evolve or ripen..."