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mediation, and has completed the Center’s required training for mediation. Her selection as the Section’s translator, however, was based upon the recommendations of the judiciary based upon her role as Jeerson County’s (AL) Court Translator in criminal and civil cases, and her familiarity with English and Spanish legal terminology. G Mediation Robert (Bob) Creveling, Esq. and Judith M. Keegan, Esq. Mediaćion Otro Metodo Para Resolver Una Altercaćion €e Alabama State Bar’s Dispute Resolution Section, headed by Reggie Copeland, Esq., of Mobile’s Gardner Firm, jointly with the Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution, has completed the translation into Spanish of all the Center’s mediation and arbitration brochures. €e Section’s role was handled by its Publications Committee. A special thanks is due its skilled translator, Mavi Figueres. €ese brochures can be used with your clients, and can be purchased from the Center. €ey will be posted at the websites below, where the other brochures are located. For questions, please call the Center at (334) 269-0409, Contributed by Robert (Bob) Creveling, Esq., Publications Committee chair, ASB Dispute Resolution Section and Judith M. Keegan, Esq., Executive Director, Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution or visit the Center’s website at www. alabamaadr.org. €e excellent work by Ms. Figueres has been prefaced by a long and interesting family journey. Her great-grandfather Figueres, a physician, brought his wife from his native Barcelona to Costa Rica, where her grandfather Figueres became a coee grower, and where she was born. When barely an adult, Ms. Figueres was sent to visit her grandmother, who had returned to her native Alabama. Ms. Figueres stayed, became a naturalized U.S. citizen, and has served in various translator capacities, including 24 Birmingham Bar Association


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