Cultural Variation in Mediation in St. Cloud - What have we learned?

Event Description

Deadline to Register: March 10, 2019

IMPORTANT LOCATION NOTE: The March ADR CLE is outside the metro in St. Cloud MN and on the campus of St. Cloud State University - Welcome Center.

Please note that the ADR Section holds a business meeting at 12 Noon prior to the CLE program that starts by 12:15 pm. Lunch is brown bag, however, light refreshments will be provided.

This program is sponsored by the MSBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (ADR) and in collaboration with St. Cloud State University and Conflict Resolution Center - St. Cloud.

CLE Program:

The large Somali and East African community in St. Cloud has given us an opportunity to learn more about our own practice of mediation.  In this session we will discuss some of our experiences mediating with Somali and East Africans in community and school disputes and compare their conflict resolution traditions with those in the United States.

Presentation Panel:

Ona Lawrence, Program Manager | Conflict Resolution Center - St. Cloud
Saida Omar, Intern | Conflict Resolution Center - St. Cloud
Abdiaziz Odiriye, Executive Director | Community Grassroots Solutions, St. Cloud
Eddah Mutua, Professor of Communication Studies | St. Cloud State University
R. Jeffrey Ringer, Professor and Chair of Communication Studies | St. Cloud State University

CLE Credits:

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit Approved | Event code: 270455

ADR Rule 114 Credit applied for


ADR Section Member: Free
MSBA Non-Section Member: $10.00
Non-MSBA Member: $15.00
Law Student: Free
New Admittee (Attorney admitted to the MN Bar after 1/1/18):  Free

*Affiliates of St. Cloud State University and/or Conflict Resolution Center can attend at no cost - please email for registration and info.

Remote Participation: UPDATE

WEBCAST ONLY for remote attendance.  Please indicate that you will attend remotely when registering.  Instructions will be sent via e-mail a day prior to the program.

To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.
Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.
Questions? Contact Geen Mui | 612-278-6346 

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 Geen Mui via phone or email:  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

12:00 PM to 1:15 PM

Room 120 / St. Cloud State University - Welcome Center Saint Cloud, MN United States