Comparative Processes: Civil, Family, and Community Mediation

Event Description

Deadline to Register: April 8, 2018

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.

Of the processes available in ADR, the process of mediation has a well-established, well-defined structure.  Or does it?  Mediation is used in three distinct contexts in Minnesota: As a pre-cursor to civil litigation, as a standard part of the resolution of many family cases, and as a community resource for dispute resolution unrelated to court.  ADR processes are known for their flexibility and responsiveness to parties’ needs and mediation is no different.  From initial client contact, through designing and facilitating the mediated session(s), there are common elements that make mediation what it is.  There are also key differences between civil, family and community mediations.  In this CLE, participants will look under the hoods of these three types of mediation processes, comparing applicable statutes, general rules of practice and other process considerations and best practices.

Presentation Panelists:

Andrea Niemi , Founding Attorney | Andrea Niemi Dispute Resolution LLC
Elise Chambers , Esq. Program Director | Conflict Resolution Center
Joseph J. LeBlancFounding Partner | LeBlanc Law and Mediation LLC
Robert C. Roby , Esq. Lead Counsel | R.C. Roby Law

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE credit approved | Event code: 256218

ADR Rule 114 credit


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, April 9.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

12:00 PM to 1:15 PM

Glacial Lakes Room / Minnesota State Bar Association Minneapolis, MN United States