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The MSBA's Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Presents


"Helping mediators around the world improve their skills, learn to mediate online, and discover new market opportunities – via Skype" & Annual Meeting

Giuseppe Leone will talk about his Skype-based project Virtual Mediation Lab.

In particular,

-How VML helps mediators around the world (1) practice and improve their skills; (2) learn how to mediate online; and (3) discover new market opportunities

-How we promote mediation and ODR by “showing” what mediation means and how it works in different languages -VML future developments


Giuseppe Leone , Virtual Mediation Lab
Giuseppe has been a mediator since 1997. He teaches and practices mediation face-to-face and online. He is specialized in commercial and workplace disputes and is a mediator for the United States Postal Service. Giuseppe is the past President and current board member of ACR Hawaii. He is the founder and project manager of Virtual Mediation Lab.

1 hour of Standard CLE credit approved
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Date:   Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Time:   12:00 p.m. to 01:30 p.m.
Location:   MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380 Minneapolis, MN 55402 

Lunch will be available at 12:00 noon; the Section will hold its annual business meeting at 12:15 p.m.; and the CLE will start at 12:30 p.m.

Members will vote on this slate of candidates for the next council term.


Section Members:  Free
MSBA Members (But Not Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Members):  $10.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $15.00
Join the Section and attend this program for FREE (section membership valid through 6/30/14):  $37.00
Law Students:  Free

Lunch will be provided. Please indicate special dietary requests when registering or contact Molly Malone prior to May 12.

Teleconferencing is available. Please indicate this option when registering or contact Molly Malone at least 24 hours prior to the CLE. Instructions will be emailed to you the day before the CLE.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.

Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Nicole Battles, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336