Mental Health Issues within Mediation - Some Ethical Implications

Event Description

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Hosted by the MSBA Alternative Dispute Resolution SectionPlease note that the Annual May program and meeting includes the 2022-23 Section Election. There is a proposed earlier start time of the business meeting with introductions at 11:50 AM and the CLE program estimated timeframe is 12:15 to 1:15 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!

What should a mediator do when mental health issues arise during the course of a mediation? What do our ethical standards require? What can a mediator do to prepare in advance for the possibility that mental illness or mental health issues may be present? Join co-presenters Sharon Press and Nikki Knisely as they lead a discussion about the questions that may arise as we navigate mental illness and mental health issues in the context of mediation and the factors that mediators need to consider in answering these questions.  

Please note that this presentation will be interactive and done in the Zoom Meeting format.


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

Nikki Knisley, Founder and Director | Knisley Advocacy Services – St. Cloud, MN

MN CLE Credits:

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit applied for | Event code: 458701       

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.


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):  Free

Online Deadline to Register: May 8, 2022

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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Program Manager:

Geen Mui |

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

11:50 AM to 1:15 PM