Standard III - Competence | Is “Whiteness” Embedded in Mediation? Plus Annual ADR Election

Event Description

Online registration is closed. If you would like to join or have questions, please email Geen at

Hosted by the MSBA Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionPlease note that the Annual May program and meeting includes the 2021-22 Section Election, and presented via Zoom. There is a proposed earlier start time of the business meeting with introductions at 11:50 AM and the CLE program estimated timeframe remaining by 12:15 to 1:15 PM. Currently, all bar association programming is REMOTE-ONLY participation. There will be NO in-person attendance until further notice. Attendees will have the option to view online and/or dial-in*. Thank you.

Pending Ethics CLE Credit Application.

This presentation will be interactive and done in the Zoom Meeting format.

Live Program:

The Code of Ethics for Minnesota Rule 114 Neutrals includes Standard III, Competence: “A neutral shall serve as a neutral only when she/he has the necessary qualifications to satisfy the reasonable expectations of the parties.”

Does this include cultural competence? If so, what does that mean in the context of mediation?  Join Professor Sharon Press, Director of the Dispute Resolution Institute at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in this interactive session exploring how white supremacy has crept into or been baked into our practices. 


Sharon Press, Professor of Law and Director of the Dispute Resolution Institute | Mitchell Hamline School of Law

MN CLE Credits:

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit applied for | Event code: 367330        

ADR Rule 114 Credit applied for

Remote Participation: 

Webcast and/or phone participation is available.  Please indicate your remote option for dial-in when registering. If you are dialing in only, please confirm your attendance to the program contact listed below.   Instructions will be sent via e-mail a day prior to the program.

*Dial-in note: Toll fees may apply from a landline.


Section Member: Free
MSBA Member not a member of the Section: $10.00
Non-MSBA Member: $15.00
Law Student: Free
New Admittee (attorney admitted to the MN Bar after 1/1/20):  Free

Online Deadline to Register: May 9, 2021

Join the ADR Section: MSBA members who are not members of the Section can join and attend this CLE for FREE.  Click here to add the section to your membership and then contact the program manager to register for this CLE at no cost. Want more information about the ADR Section?  


Due to the pandemic, accounting staff have limited access to the office making the processing of checks difficult. We request that you register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you need assistance, please contact the program manager. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form.


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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 the program manager.  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:

Geen Mui |

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Pre-Registration is Closed

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:15 PM