Can Consumer Arbitration Be Fair and Equitable?

Event Description

Co-Sponsored by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (ADR) and Consumer Law Section.

The ADR Section holds a business meeting at 12 Noon prior to the CLE program that begins by 12:15 pm. Lunch is brown bag, however, light refreshments of fruit and pastries will be provided.

CLE Program:

With pervasive clickwrap agreements, each of us has become, willingly or not, a party to scores of arbitration agreements. With the Supreme Court's expansive reading of the Federal Arbitration Act and resistance to class actions, federal courts are not likely to be open to consumer disputes. The individual consumer, then, has no venue but arbitration under the agreement. Where the arbitration provision has been written by one party, where negotiation is impossible, and where there are likely imbalances in knowledge and expertise, can an individual consumer get a fair shake?


Wendell Bell , Arbitrator | Attorney | Rule 114 Qualified (Civil) Neutral

Featured Panelists:

Marisa C. Katz , Co-Founding Partner | Teske Katz Kitzer & Rochel
Kirk O. Kolbo , Founder | Kolbo Law & ADR
Mira Vats-Fournier , Attorney and Rule 114 Neutral | Briggs and Morgan

MN CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit | Event code: 282527
ADR Rule 114 Credit applied for 


ADR and/or Consumer Law Section Members: Free
MSBA Member not a member of either Sections: $10.00
Non-MSBA Members: $15.00
Law Student: Free
New Admittee (Attorney admitted to the MN Bar after 1/1/19):  Free

Remote Participation: 

Webcast and teleconference attendance is available.  Please indicate that you will attend remotely when registering.  Instructions will be sent via e-mail a day prior to the program.

Deadline to Register: December 8, 2019

To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.
Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.
Questions? Contact Geen Mui | 612-278-6346 

The MSBA is committed to creating an inclusive environment in which all members can participate fully. If you need reasonable accommodations to participate in this event, please notify Geen Mui via phone or email:  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

12:00 PM to 1:15 PM

Minnesota State Bar Association
600 Nicollet Mall #380
Minneapolis, MN 55402