Solve the Problem! Survey Recommendations for Effective Dispute Resolution Through Mediation and Arbitration

Event Description

Online registration is now closed. To register, please email Yajaira Lansiquot at

Co-Hosted by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and Civil Litigation SectionThis session is REMOTE-ONLY participation via Zoom.


Live Webinar Description:

Mediation can be an effective way to resolve construction disputes. Increasingly, however, parties treat the mediation session as the first opportunity to address the key disputed issues, often resulting in an impasse and then followed by litigation or arbitration. Based upon a nationwide survey of construction litigators, this CLE will offer concrete recommendations on mediator preferences, mediation timing, pre-mediation preparation and communication, mediation structure and post-mediation communication. This CLE will also introduce an analysis of a survey of more than 200 arbitrators concerning their practices and preferences, including recommendations for persuasive advocacy techniques in complex, commercial arbitrations.


Dean B. Thomson | Fabyanske Westra Hart & Thomson | Minneapolis Construction Lawyer (

Julia J. Douglass | Fabyanske Westra Hart & Thomson | Minneapolis Construction Lawyer (

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit | Event Code: 488273


Section Member: $0
Bar Member, not in the Section: $15
Non-Member: $45
Law Student & New Admittee: $0/Free

Registration Deadline: June 11, 2023. To register after that time, email the program manager.

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event.

Payments/Cancellations:  Please register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form. Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.

COVID-19:  We are currently following CDC guidelines for Covid-19. For more information, please visit our website.

Accommodations: We are 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 with at least 72 hours notice prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

Program Manager:
Yajaira Lansiquot |

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Tuesday, June 13, 2023

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Live Webinar - Zoom