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The MSBA's Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Presents


"Court-Connected Mediation and Minorities – Has Any Progress Been Made?"

Critical race theorists have raised important concerns about ADR in general and mediation specifically in terms of the impact they have had on minorities. Most of the major critiques, however, were written prior to the ascendency of court-connected mediation programs. Given the significance of these programs on the resolution of disputes, it is time to re-examine the issues which have been raised and consider whether progress has made and what still remains to be done. Sharon Press will present her research and comments on these important topics.


Sharon Press, Associate Professor and Director of the Dispute Resolution Institute at Hamline University College of Law

1 hour of Elimination of Bias CLE credit approved
(event code: 174256)



Date:   Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Time:   12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:   MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN 55402 


Section Members:  Free
MSBA Members (But Not Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Members):  $10.00
Join the Section and Attend the CLE at No Additional Cost: $37.00
Non-MSBA Members:  
Law Students:  Free

There will be a brief section business meeting from 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. with the CLE beginning at approximately 12:30 p.m.

Teleconferencing is available. Please indicate this option in the "Notes" field when registering or contact Jennifer Carter. Instructions will be emailed on December 10.

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.