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The MSBA's ADR Section Presents


"Can the Judiciary be Saved? Can ADR Help?"

Budgetary troubles are seriously threatening the health and well-being of our Minnesota judicial system. What can be done? Abolish civil discovery? Raise the costs of filing yet again? Charge litigants by the hour? Send in legions of ADR practitioners to ease the load by effecting quick settlements via mediation, presiding as special masters, arbitrating conciliation court cases on low or pro-bono bases? In brainstorming solutions, no idea is too wild, so join us as our panel and moderator Mariann Johnson lead a discussion of what role ADR professionals may be able to play in ensuring the viability of our system of justice.


Mariann Johnson (Moderator), MT Johnson & Associates
Madge Thorsen (Panelist), Thorsen Kaplan LLP
Patrick Burns (Panelist), Burns Law Firm PLLC
Gregory Bistram (Panelist), Briggs and Morgan PA

1 hour of Standard CLE credit and 1 ADR credit applied for



Date:   Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Time:   12:00 - 12:30 p.m. - Annual Meeting (Slate of Candidates attached)
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. - CLE Program
Location:   MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN 55402 


MSBA Members:  Free

Teleconferencing is available. Please note on your registration or contact Tram Nguyen at that you would like to attend via teleconference.