Mediation & Domestic Abuse - A SAFeR Screening and Assessment Guide for Attorneys + ADR Providers

Event Description

This MSBA program is co-sponsored by the Family Law and ADR Sections.

The Family Law Section business meeting is prior to the CLE at 9:30 a.m. 

All Family Law Section members are welcome and encouraged to attend. The meeting agenda and materials will be sent closer to the meeting date.

Program Description:

Intimate partner violence, coercive control and other issues can have major implications for parties’ ability to mediate or to engage in other facilitative dispute resolution processes.  Under some circumstances, however, mediation can be a safe process that produces safe and workable parenting or financial arrangements if the process is modified to address the issue(s).  A new national resource, the Mediation Discussion Guide, was developed to assist ADR providers and family lawyers to structure a dialogue that helps parties assess whether participation in mediation is right for them in view of their own circumstances and in consideration of the short- and long-term safety and well-being of family members.  Last year the Hennepin County’s Family Court Enhancement Project issued a guidance recommending that attorneys and mediators address the five areas of inquiry covered by the Discussion Guide.  This session will equip practitioners to employ the Guide and to competently screen for DV and assess its implications for ADR.


Loretta Frederick , Senior Legal and Policy Advisor | Battered Women’s Justice Project
Andrea Niemi | Andrea Niemi Dispute Resolution LLC

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE Credit | Event code: 281382       


Family Law and ADR Section Members:  Free
MSBA Members not in either Sections:  $5.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $10.00
Law Students: Free

Remote Participation: 

Remote attendance is available.  Please indicate that you will attend remotely when registering.  Instructions will be sent via e-mail a day prior to the program.

Satellite Locations*: 

*Please RSVP in advance (email or call) to the host if you plan to attend and let them know when you will arrive.

Duluth/Esko - hosted by Peter Radosevich
Radosevich Law Office
3 Hwy 61 E
Esko, MN 55733
(218) 879-0008
**CLE & Business Meeting**
*Pizza and beverages provided

Faribault - hosted by Chris Braden
J. Scott Braden Law Office
415 2nd Avenue NW
Faribault, MN 55021
(507) 332-7483
**CLE & Business Meeting**

Interested in hosting onsite? If you would like to host a satellite location, please contact Geen Mui

Deadline to Register: November 7, 2019

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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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Saturday, November 9, 2019

11:15 AM to 12:15 PM

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