Cassandra W. Adams

Ms. Cassandra W. Adams, Esq. 

As the director of the Cumberland Community Mediation Center and Public Interest Program (CCMC/PIP), Adams manages the community mediation center and the public interest/pro bono activities of Cumberland School of Law. The CCMC provides free and confidential mediation services for cases that are best resolved through facilitated dialogue and when the parties cannot afford the expense of a mediator. The PIP develops and coordinates pro bono and public interest activities for the law school, such as free senior citizen legal clinics, general assistance legal clinics and community service activities.

Adams teaches the Mediator Practice course and supervises law students working with the Jefferson County Family Court Paternity Service Docket. Her research interests are in civil and family mediation, restorative justice, victim outreach and access to justice. She serves as the chair of the board of directors for Alabama Appleseed, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization founded in 1999 to identify significant needs in Alabama and craft practical solutions.

Adams worked as a restorative justice trainer for the Community Justice Institute at Florida Atlantic University; a volunteer mediator with the Office of the State Attorney, 4th Judicial Circuit of Florida; a project director for the Victim-Offender Reconciliation Project for the Tennessee Administrative Office of the Courts; the director of admission at the University of Texas School of Law; and the assistant director of admission at Vanderbilt University School of Law. She enjoys the companionship of her husband of 20-years and their two sons.

Education
Juris Doctorate (J.D.), University of Tennessee, 1992
Master of Science in Public Health (M.S.P.H.), Meharry Medical College, 1988
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Fisk University, 1986

Professional Affiliations & Community Service
Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice, Legal Aid Society of Birmingham, Alabama State Bar Association, Birmingham Bar Association, Magic City Bar Association, Alabama Lawyers Association, and American Bar Association



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