Association for Conflict Resolution Mediation - Houston Chapter


Welcome to ACR Houston!

A professional organization dedicated to the practice and public understanding of conflict resolution.

The Association for Conflict Resolution - Houston (ACR Houston) is a 501.c.3 organization dedicated to promoting Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and conflict management, supporting and developing ADR professionals, and educating our community about the many uses and benefits of ADR.

"Dr. Manousso in Houston Woman Magazine"
By - posted at 3/25/2020 6:02:18 PM

Dr. Barbara Sunderland Manousso, ACR Houston Board Member, is featured in Houston Woman Magazine (March 25, 2020)
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"Dr. Manousso Interview on Online Mediations"
By - posted at 3/25/2020 2:54:30 PM
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"UHLC Women Who've Made History 2020"
By - posted at 3/24/2020 6:11:24 PM

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Judge Josefina Rendon, former ACR Houston Board Member, was honored to have be recognized as one of the University of Houston Law Center Women Who've Made History 2020.

"DRC-MC Service Change Due to COVID-19"
By - posted at 3/23/2020 6:39:53 PM
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Beginning on Monday, March 23, 2020 and continuing until further notice, the DRC-MC is implementing our modified operations plan.  This plan not only minimizes the risk of COVID-19 to our clients, volunteers and staff, it also enables us to continue to carry out our mission of providing and promoting affordable, high-quality conflict resolution services in the Montgomery County area.  Read more here.

"ACR Houston HOAX Email"
By - posted at 3/17/2020 3:48:12 PM

ALERT             ALERT            ALERT

A very nasty HOAX email is being distributed in the name of the Marilyn Myers, ACR Houston President, asking for donations for veterans in hospice care.

Do not respond to the HOAX email.   We would never contact you in this manner.

Remain safe during this time of Coronavirus.

Marilyn Myers

ACR Houston President

"Join or Renew ACR Houston Membership"
By - posted at 1/1/2020 1:45:20 PM

Annual Rate: $45

1. Click on NEW MEMBER - JOIN.
2. Complete the Membership form and follow the directions to submit payment.

Annual Rate: $45

1. ACCOUNT ACCESS - Go to to login and access your ACR Houston account.
2. Go to Membership button on the purple menu bar.
4. Complete the Membership form and follow the directions to submit payment.

For assistance open the MEMBERSHIP HELP document or send an e-mail to:

Make a Donation to ACR Houston



Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Check frequently for updates from the CDC Coronavirus 2019 and trusted news sources as well as your school district/charter school to stay safe and remain informed.  The ACR Houston wishes you all the best as you and your family safely navigate this difficult health crisis.

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Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events
April 01, 2020 - Wednesday
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Coparenting and Parenting Plans in a Tough Environment: Giving Guidance When It's in Short Supply
An online discussion with Annette Burns and Hon. Gerri Wong

Family law professionals need to give guidance to co-parents in our COVID environment. Many jurisdictions are struggling to provide structures for the families we serve. Join Annette T. Burns and the Honorable Gerri Wong to discuss situations, typical and atypical, being addressed by family court professionals now, and how professionals can assist co-parents with solutions.

Date: Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm Eastern Time (US)

Sponsored by and Soberlink. The session will be recorded and posted on the AFCC website.

April 16, 2020 - Thursday
Natalie J. Armstrong-Motin: How To Make Money Mediating
Houston, TX

"How To Make Money Mediating"

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Natalie J. Armstrong-Motin
Marketing Resolution

Mrs. Armstrong-Motin is the author of “The Essential Guide to Marketing Your ADR Practice”. She is frequently invited to speak around the globe on the successful marketing strategies of the resolution and legal industry. As a personal consultant to many of the premier providers in the ADR industry, her company, Marketing Resolution, has designed and developed hundreds of campaigns for private practices, firms, educational institutions, authors, organizations and associations around the world.

Mrs. Armstrong-Motin has received certificates in both Mediation and Arbitration from the Institute of Conflict Management and International Mediation from both Tulane University School of Law and Humboldt University School of Law in Berlin Germany. She has received nearly 150 hours in training in numerous national and international mediation, arbitration and communication courses. Mrs. Armstrong-Motin’s professional education background is in conflict resolution, sociology and criminal psychology.

She was Vice President of the Southern California Mediation Association and Chair of the Membership Committee, a member of the Board of the London Club. Mrs. Armstrong-Motin has served on the Board of the California Dispute Resolution Council. For the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section she served as Vice-Chair of Practice Development Committee and as the Co-Chair of the Standing Committee for Practice, Business and Skills Development.

Thursday, April 16, 2020
12 noon
Zoom meeting code pending

May 15-16, 2020; Friday - Saturday
Manousso Elder and Adult Care Mediation Training 2020
- Houston, Texas

Elder and Adult Care Mediation Training

Houston’s Uptown-Galleria

Friday, May 15th and Saturday, May 16th, 2020,  from 8:30 AM until 7:00 PM
This is a terrific mediation model when divorce and child custody aren't your favorite clients, or if you like to help families. Lots of this work is done online, as well as in person.

See additional information here or at or email us at