Is Arbitration Getting a Bad Name?

Event Description

Deadline to Register: December 10, 2017

Please note that the Section Business Meeting starts at 12 noon and the CLE is at 12:15 pm.

Lunch is brown bag. Refreshments will be provided, however.

Arbitration, itself, is rarely in the news, or a matter of public controversy. Lately, that’s changed. There’s been a proliferation of Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements (PDAAs) in financial and consumer agreements, terms of service which can’t be negotiated. Then, there’s been the Franken Bill, the CFPB’s Arbitration Rule, and the now-successful effort to set that Rule aside.

This CLE will address PDAAs from several perspectives: their history, the issues they present, their use in the financial industry, the consumer aspect, the views of in-house counsel, and the public policy/political considerations.

For the ADR Section, this is an unusually hot topic—don’t miss it!

Presentation Panel:

Wendell Bell, Arbitrator | Mediator | Advocate
Allen Blair, Senior Fellow; Distinguished Professor of Law | Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Robert Lawson, President and Chief Financial Officer | Barrington Capital Management; FINRA and NFA Arbitrator
Liz Kramer, Partner | Stinson Leonard Street

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE credit applied for | Event code: 250517

ADR Rule 114 credit applied for


ADR Section Member:  Free
MSBA Member Not a member of the ADR Section:  $10.00
Non-MSBA Member:  $15.00
Law Student: Free
New Admittee (Attorney Admitted to the MN Bar after January 1, 2017):  Free

Remote Participation:  

Remote participation is available.  Please indicate that you will attend remotely when registering.  Instructions will be sent via e-mail a day prior on Monday, December 11.

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

12:00 PM to 1:15 PM

Honors Room / Minnesota State Bar Association Minneapolis, MN United States