About the SCMA

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.

Wed 17

San Fernando Valley Professional Development Group Meeting

October 17 @ 6:15 pm - 8:15 pm
Encino
Thu 18

San Diego PDG – First Meeting 10/18!

October 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
San Diego
Tue 23

South Bay PDG Meeting

October 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Nov 02

30th Annual SCMA Conference 2018

November 2 - November 3
Los Angeles

President’s Message

News & Announcements

Select A Mediator Directory

SCMA’s Select A Mediator Directory, Launched in 2013, provides an easy and useful directory of SCMA members who have completed 40 hours of mediation training, or the equivalent, and who currently serve, or have  previously served, on a recognized court mediation panel.

The directory can be searched by name, proximity to a particular zip code, areas of practice expertise, billing practices, and billing rates. Many members participate in a reduced rate program for members of the public who find mediators through the SCMA Mediator Directory.

Benefits of Mediation

Writer’s Corner

New Mediation Confidentiality Law

This article originally appeared on PGP Mediation's Website on September 12, 2018. On September 11, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 954 which (when it takes effect on January 1, 2019) will require attorneys to inform their clients of…

Welcome to the New / Renewing Members

September 2018

• Carole Aragon• Dorothy Bell
• Barbara Bergen
• Scott Berman
• Sara Campos• R. A. Carrington
• Mary Culbert• Michael Diliberto
• Meredith Edwards• K. William Gibson
• Barbara Goldfarb
• Andrew Kauffman
• Jason Kim• Marcie Kraft• Mark Lemke• T. Elizabeth McVicker
• Kathy Memel• Kelly Morford• Ann Schneider

Join Today

Don’t miss out on fantastic benefits like our Select A Mediator Directory as well as professional programs and networking events.

Mediation Confidentiality

California protects privacy in mediations because candor is essential to effective mediations.  But changes have been proposed.

SCMA is a trusted resource on this issue.

Calendar of Events

Find out and post professional training, development and special events by SCMA and other organizations.

SCMA Education Foundation

The SCMA Education Foundation’s mission is to support and promote programs in K-12 schools that teach students conflict management skills to enrich their lives into adulthood.

The Foundation supports the education of mediators of all ages and increased awareness of the benefits of mediation to the community.

Contribute today so the Foundation can plan its programs knowing that they are supported by the premiere mediation association in Southern California.