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Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

MSBA ADR Section
Annual Report
2016-2017 

Section Membership

As of June 12, 2017, the Section has 419 members.

Financial Status

The Section had an account balance of $7,314.34 as of May 31, 2017.

CLEs & Events

The Section hosted 9 CLE programs in fiscal year 2016-17.  

Program Title

Date

Event Code

CLE Credits

Number of Attendees

How to Avoid anEthics Complaint as an ADR Neutral CLE and Annual Elections Meeting

May 9, 2017

237870

1.0 Ethics and ADR Rule 114 credits

85

Mediating the Challenging Employment Law Matter and Tips to be Effective(Co-Sponsorship with the Labor & Employment Section)

April 11, 2017

237710

1.0 Standard and ADR Rule 114 credits

100

Keeping Your Cool When Clients Get Heated

March 14, 2017

 
236702

1.0 Standard and ADR Rule 114 credits

83

What US Dispute Resolution Specialists Can Learn from International Arbitration

February 14, 2017

234240

1.0 Standard and ADR Rule 114 credits

48

Keys for ADR Neutrals to Improve Their Emotional Intelligence

January 10, 2017

233209

1.0 Standard and ADR Rule 114 credits

60

Mediation for Nonprofit Organizations

December 13, 2016

232022

1.0 Standard and ADR Rule 114 credits

56

ADR in State Government

November 8, 2016

231221

1.0 Standard and ADR Rule 114 credits

58

Consider an Alternative: ADR

October 11, 2016

228790

1.0 Standard and ADR Rule 114 credits

58

Rule 114 - Update on the Work in Progress

September 13, 2016

226500

1.0 Standard and ADR Rule 114 credits

63


Annual Meeting and Election Results

The Section’s Annual Meeting was held on May 9, 2017 and 85 people attended. 

The following candidates were elected to serve on the Section’s Governing Council starting July 1, 2017:

Officers:
Chair:  Joseph LeBlanc, LeBlanc Law & Mediation
Treasurer:  Wendell Bell, Arbitrator Attorney 
Secretary:  Elise Chambers, Conflict Resolution Center
Immediate Past Chair:  Sharon Press, Mitchell Hamline School of Law - Dispute Resolution Institute

Council:
Greg Bistram, Briggs and Morgan; Professional Association
Ben Lowndes, MnDOT
Alice Silkey, Mitchell Hamline School of Law - Emerita Professor of Law
Eva Cheney-Hatcher, Cheney-Hatcher & McKenzie Dispute Resolution Center, PLLC.
Vue Chu, Hmong American Mediation Center, Inc.
Tim Cook, Cook Law & ADR, PLLC
Allen Gibas, American Arbitration Association
Alex Glassmann, Conflict Resolution Center’s Board
Bob Lawson, National Futures Association Dispute Resolution
Andrea Niemi, ADR Ethics Board
Rob Roby, MN Mediation Services, LLC

Law Student Liaison:
Wondwosen Yoseph Dasebo, University of St. Thomas School of Law

Diversity and Inclusion 

We appointed a Diversity Representative, Alice Silkey, and a D& I Subcommittee.  We set aside time at multiple meetings to develop a Diversity & Inclusion Plan and have made great progress towards finalizing the plan. Even before formally adopting the plan, we held one of our monthly CLE’s off-site (at Mitchell Hamline) to make the session more accessible to a range of people and we created a student liaison position on the Council which has been filled by a student from Saint Thomas Law School.  We also added a question on our nomination form for council elections for individuals to indicate how they will contribute to the diversity of the council.

Other Section Accomplishments

• Monthly Tip of the Month Newsletters to the ADR Section
• Contributed and supported the mediation community via financial partnership/sponsorship to Conflict Resolution Minnesota (CRM) – Annual Conference
• Program Co-Sponsorship with Labor & Employment Section (April 2017)
• Conflict Resolution Week Co-Sponsorship and Student Focused Program held at Mitchell Hamline School of Law (received grant from the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution)

Submitted By:

Sharon Press, Section Chair
June 26, 2017

 

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