CLE & Events

Improve your ADR and Law Practices by Increasing your Cultural Awareness: Native American Mediations

Date: Tuesday, January 12, 2016 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, January 8, 2016

This program is part of an ongoing series that addresses how lawyers and ADR neutrals can more effectively represent and interact with clients and mediation participants who come from diverse cultural backgrounds.  This program will focus on mediations involving Native Americans. 

Frank Bibeau is a Native American attorney from Ball Club, MN.  Frank has represented the Leech Lake Band and most recently is working with Honor the Earth  regarding their campaign against oil pipelines and their impact on Native lands.  Frank will discuss various cultural  aspects of mediations/negotiations involving Native American individuals. 

Marilyn McKnight and Steve Erickson will discuss a special mediation project they have been working on involving Native American Families and Family Law in Wisconsin. 

James McGill will moderate the discussion and share his experiences from mediations he has been involved in where one or more of the parties were Native American. 

A brief section business meeting will be held at Noon followed immediately by the CLE presentation from 12:15-1:15 p.m.

Lunch is not provided but please feel free to bring your own!  Soft drinks and bottled water will be provided.


James McGill, McGill Law Office & Mediation Center


Frank Bibeau, Action Title Inc
Marilyn S. McKnight, Erickson Mediation Institute 
Stephen K. Erickson, Erickson Mediation Institute

CLE Credits:

1.0 Elimination of Bias Credit applied for | Event Code: 214435   
Alternative Dispute Resolution Rule 114 credit applied for  


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
New Admittees (Attorneys Admitted to the Minnesota Bar after January 1, 2015):  Free 

Join the ADR Section:   MSBA members who are not members of the ADR Section can join and 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 as a Section-Only member.  Details are available here.

Remote Participation:  

Remote participation is available.  Please indicate that you will attend remotely when registering.  Instructions will be sent via e-mail on Monday, January 11. 

To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.

Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.

Questions? Contact Sue Bores | 612-278-6325

No sessions have been associated with this event.