Dispute Resolution Neutral Cultural Competence - What Does this Mean?

Event Description

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

Hosted by the MSBA Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionThe ADR Section holds a business meeting at 12 Noon - prior to the CLE program that begins by 12:15 pm.    

This session will be REMOTE-ONLY participation. Attendees will have the option to view online and/or dial-in via Zoom.

Live Presentation:

Pending Ethics CLE credit application!

The Rule 114 Code of Ethics states that “A neutral shall serve as a neutral only when she/he has the necessary qualifications to satisfy the reasonable expectations of the parties.” The 1997 comments include the following additional insight; “A person who offers neutral services gives parties and the public the expectations that she or he is competent to serve effectively as a neutral.” Building on last year’s presentation that raised the question as to whether “whiteness is embedded in mediation,” this year, Dr. T. Anansi Wilson and Professor Sharon Press will offer their thoughts on how competence must include cultural competence and then explore what that means as applied to ADR neutrals. 


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

Dr. T. Anansi Wilson, Assistant Professor | Mitchell Hamline School of Law

MN CLE Credits:

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit applied for | Event code: 431599      

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.

*Phone 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 1/1/21):  Free

Online Deadline to Register: December 12, 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?  


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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 | gmui@mnbars.org

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Tuesday, December 14, 2021

12:00 PM to 1:15 PM