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 April 2016!

  • Craig Saito
  • Estee Annerl-Shiraz

Upcoming SCMA Events

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

Mon 06

SCMA Pasadena Professional Development Group

June 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri 10


June 10 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sat 11

SCMA Presents “Mediator Self Care”

June 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Los Angeles
Mon 04

SCMA Pasadena Professional Development Group

July 4 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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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

Mediation Confidentiality


Since the mid-1980s California law has protected mediation communications from disclosure in order to promote the sort of candor and openness that is essential to effective mediations.

We are compiling information, holding events and becoming a trusted resource in these issues.

Recent Articles on Mediation Confidentiality

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.

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

SCMA President Floyd Siegal congratulates SCMA EF President Maria Simpson on achieving 2015 $1000 SCMA Challenge grant

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.

The SCMA had done it again — offered the Education Foundation a Challenge Grant,

matching the first $1000 in donations dollar for dollar! The Foundation supports
all things mediation and gets the word out about its value by supporting
mediation training and services. Our website is a resource center for all things
mediation, and our support for Peer Mediation Programs continues with panels and
programs. None of this work is free, and we need your support to continue.

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