CLE & Events

Brains on Conflict: How Stress, Emotions and Brain Science Affect our Work as Attorneys and Mediators

Date: Tuesday, December 9, 2014 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
Venue: Honors Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $15.00


Deadline to Register:  Friday, December 5, 2014

In this presentation, you will learn why our brains react the way they do whenever we are in a state of conflict.  Learning to recognize when clients are experiencing amygdala hijacking and how to help bring them back into their thinking minds is invaluable as an attorney and as a mediator.  In addition to learning the science of our brains on conflict, you will learn tools to help calm clients’ reactions – as well as your own – which can lead to better communication, resolution and relationship in all of your cases.

A brief section business meeting will be held at Noon followed immediately by the CLE presentation.

Lunch is not provided but please feel free to bring your own!

SAVE THE DATE:  MSBA ADR Section CLEs are typically held on the second Tuesday of each month.

Elise Chambers is the Program Director of the Conflict Resolution Center, an attorney and a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114.  Beginning with her experiences as a youth volunteer trainer in 1996, Elise has developed, presented and evaluated training curriculum for a variety of audiences and topics.  Through her work as a criminal defense lawyer representing adults and juveniles at the Minnesota Law Collective, a nonprofit she founded, Elise trained and mentored certified student attorneys to represent low income criminal defense clients in court.  Elise also ran the nonpartisan national Election Protection voters' rights coalition in Minnesota in collaboration with the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights, working closely with a number of statewide coalitions and volunteers of all ages.  At CRC, Elise has developed workshops and trainings in mediation, communication skills, brain science, youth mentoring, community leadership, and group facilitation processes.  Elise has also co-authored and presented published research regarding youth brain development and the mutual impacts of the juvenile justice system and adolescent mental illness on each other. 

1 Standard CLE credit applied for | Event Code: 198936 
Alternative Dispute Resolution Rule 114 credit applied for.

Remote Participation:
Teleconferencing and webcasting is available.  Please indicate that you will attend remotely when registering. Instructions will be sent via e-mail on Monday, December 8.

ADR Law Section Member:  Free
MSBA Member but not a member of the ADR Law Section:  $10.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $15.00
Law Students: Free

Join the ADR Section:  $37.00  MSBA members who are not members of the ADR Section can join the section & attend this CLE for FREE.  Click here to add the section to your membership and then contact Sue Bores to register for this meeting at no charge.

ADR Neutrals who are not eligible for membership in the MSBA can join the ADR Section.  Details are available here.

ADR section members should register online using this link:  Non section members can use this link to register and pay by credit card.

To register and pay by check, use the registration form located here.

Need to cancel?  Please see our cancellation policy.

Questions?  Contact:

Sue Bores l l 612-278-6325

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