Guardianship Mediation - A Dispute Resolution Option

Event Description

Deadline to Register: November 17, 2019

Bring your own lunch. On-site registration will begin at 11:30 am. The program will begin at 12 pm.

Judge Carruthers and Referee Skibbie will offer perspectives from the bench on a two-year mediation pilot project currently underway in Hennepin County. The project encourages mediation as an option for high-conflict guardianship and conservatorship cases. While the pilot project operates in Hennepin County, elder law attorneys may employ its lessons in practice throughout the state.

The CLE will address:
• Unique aspects of using mediation in guardianship and conservatorship cases
• Why attorneys practicing in elder law may or may not choose to advise mediation as an option for their clients’ high-conflict guardianship and conservatorship cases

Participants are encouraged to bring their own lunch. Lunch will not be provided.


John Kantke, Esq., VOA Estate and Elder Law Services

Judge Philip Carruthers, 4th Judicial District Probate Division
Referee Lori Skibbie, 4th Judicial District Probate Division

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE credit approved | Event Code:  281273


Section Member:  Free
MSBA Member not in the section:  $30.00 (or see offer below)
Non-MSBA Member:  $35.00
Law Student:  Free

Join the Section and attend this CLE for Free!
MSBA members who are not members of the Elder Law Section can join the Section for $25 and attend this CLE for Free.  Must call Tram Nguyen at 612-278-6316 to register under this option.

Remote Participation: 

Remote participation via webcast is available. Please indicate this option when registering. Instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the CLE. 

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Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.
Questions? Contact Tram Nguyen | 612-278-6316

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 Tram Nguyen via 612-278-6316 or email:  Please provide notification at least 72 hours prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

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