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Join the #GivingTuesday movement on Tuesday 12.2.15 and make your tax-deductible, end of year contribution to help CALM offer more to you and your community! Your contribution will help CALM to:

  •  offer regular and late office hours to keep our services available on a walk-in basis
  • provide free and low-cost mediation services and consultations to those that qualify
  • host trainings, workshops and social networking events
  • lead mediator certification trainings and award ceremonies
  • expand our Peace through the Arts events
  • handle expenses including software, postage, office space
  • keep our 24-hour phone inquiry hotline open




Join us Saturday October 3 from 10 am to 3pm to celebrate our fourth year in the Antelope Valley during CALM open house event at our offices located at 1008 West Avenue M-14, Suite A, Palmdale 93551. Come by and learn what CALM has done for the past three years. Hear from our volunteers, board members and learn why you should support CALM.



June 2015

It’s official!  CALM’s mediator skills certificate training begins next Monday, June 15, at 5:00 PM at the City of Palmdale Larry Chimbole Cultural Center, located on the southeast corner of Palmdale Blvd and Sierra Hwy, 38350 Sierra Hwy, Palmdale 93550.   

​The 40 hour training will meet for two-and-a-half weeks MTWTh evenings from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM plus one Saturday, July 11 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Certificates of completion will be conferred during the last hour when your guests are invited to witness and celebrate with us. The dates are June 15, 16, 17, 18; 22, 23, 24, 25; 29; and July 11 inclusively for 10 four-hour days.

 If there are any conflicts in your schedule, please discuss them with the trainer now, before enrollment. Some portions of the course can be made up via outside written assignments, but the hands-on exercises cannot.

To get officially enrolled on the class roster, please go to www.calmnetwork.org  now or no later than Friday, June 12 and complete the CONTACT page.  PLEASE ALSO INCLUDE A POSTAL MAILING ADDRESS in the COMMENTS.  Then, while on the site, please pay via PAYPAL the $35 registration and materials fee.  Everyone is required to pay the materials fee before or at the beginning of class.  Please call the center if there are any problems getting registered online.

There is also a tuition fee that may be waived if you sign a VOLUNTEER AGREEMENT stating that you will volunteer for a minimum of 40 additional hours during the next 12 months in exchange for tuition and to further your training experience.  If for any reason the 40 hours are not met, the full tuition or a prorated amount will be billed to you.

For those who do not wish to or are unable to make the additional time commitment, please either pay the current tuition of $225 online, or you may request installment payments in the COMMENTS section of your online enrollment.

 Should there be any problems, concerns or questions about the enrollment process or scheduling conflicts, please contact me right away, at 661.450-8736.

This is an opportunity that could change everything.  I look forward to receiving your enrollment.

 Sincerely,

L A Hughes-Strother, Mediator/Trainer































The Center for Alternative Law & Mediation invites all members of the Antelope Valley Community to visit with us Saturday during our first open house, as we commemorate the unveiling of a limited edition MLK poster by nationally known local illustrator Juan Roberts.


Come and discover what Dr. King's nonviolent social activism and mediation have in common and how CALM can be of service to this community. Find out about volunteer opportunities to fulfill those new resolutions to become more involved in 2015. Free continental breakfast, drawings, and entertainment throughout the day. For more information please call 661.450-8736 or visit our websitewww.calmnetwork.org. Please bring a friend, family member, colleague, or neighbor.

See you at 1008 West M-14, Ste. A,.Palmdale, CA 93551



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Events

March 25, 2015
The Anatomy of a Mediation: Issues Before, During, and After Mediation Trainings


March 14-28, 2015
Centinela Youth Services  50-Hour Volunteer Mediation Training


March 14, 2015 – April 11, 2015
West Los Angeles Community College Basic Mediation Training

March 23-27, 2015
The American Arbitration Association Presents: Essential Skills for the New Mediator

March 26-28, 2015
California Lawyers for the Arts – Arts Arbitration and Mediation Services: Basic Mediation Skills Training