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$29.95 MSBA MEMBERS
$64.95 NON-MSBA MEMBERS

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Alternative Dispute Resolution CLEs

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Advanced Issues in Online ADR

1.0 Standard CLE Credit

The Covid-19 pandemic, beginning in March 2020, brought the legal world and the dispute resolution process to a screeching halt. Social distancing and meeting bans made it impossible to continue with in-person ADR. The dispute resolution world scrambled to transition to online and virtual mediums. Today, most ADR Professionals have mastered the basics of zoom and online meetings. Beyond the basics, there are nuances and finer points of online ADR worthy of being explored and allowing virtual ADR practices to be taken to the next level. This one-hour seminar will examine advanced issues and explore challenges facing today’s ADR professionals as the virtual world continues to expand and evolve.

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  • CATEGORY
  • Technology
  • ADR
Crafting Arbitration Awards

1.0 Standard CLE Credit 

An arbitrator’s duties culminate in the award, which the arbitrator must carefully craft to discourage and withstand challenges. This program will discuss how to draft awards to meet the rules governing their scope, form, and timing while communicating clearly and concisely to the parties, their attorneys, and a reviewing court.

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  • CATEGORY
  • ADR
Dispute Resolution Neutral Cultural Competence | What Does this Mean?

1.0 Ethics CLE

The Rule 114 Code of Ethics states that “A neutral shall serve as a neutral only when she/he has the necessary qualifications to satisfy the reasonable expectations of the parties.” The 1997 comments include the following additional insight; “A person who offers neutral services gives parties and the public the expectations that she or he is competent to serve effectively as a neutral.” Building on last year’s presentation that raised the question as to whether “whiteness is embedded in mediation,” this year, Dr. T. Anansi Wilson and Professor Sharon Press will offer their thoughts on how competence must include cultural competence and then explore what that means as applied to ADR neutrals.

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  • CATEGORY
  • Ethics
  • ADR
How Bias Affects ADR

1.0 Elimination of Bias CLE Credit

This program addresses the ways that bias affects the legal profession, especially in the arena of Alternative Dispute Resolution. Specifically, we will look at research and data relating to the selection of arbitrators and mediators, interactions during a mediation/arbitration, and biases that can preclude resolution.

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  • CATEGORY
  • Elimination of Bias
  • ADR
How Do You Make Uncomfortable Situations Comfortable

1.0 Standard Credit

This presentation will engage attendees in a high energy session on the topic of making uncomfortable situations comfortable. Speaker Mike Gregory will be using elements from three of his books in today’s presentation: The Collaboration Effect, Peaceful Resolutions, and The Servant Manager. Brain science will be applied to enlighten participants on the steps necessary in order to explore and enhance opportunities to provide for better client outcomes. Mike will give participants one of the tools they need so that they can apply this technique immediately at work and in life. 

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  • CATEGORY
  • ADR
LGBTQ Equity in ADR | Building Stronger Human Connections

1.0 Elimination of Bias credit

As ADR practitioners, we know that creating a welcoming, comfortable space is critical to being able to provide effective ADR services.  However, for many members of the LGBTQ Community, accessing legal services such as mediation and arbitration is not always a safe process. 

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  • CATEGORY
  • ADR
Mixed Modes | Promoting Effective Interplay of Mediation and Arbitration in Construction and Commercial Disputes

2.0 Standard CLE Credits (pending)

Construction and commercial practitioners regularly employ mediation and arbitration in the course of resolving disputes.  Although multi-step dispute resolution provisions are widely used, our experience suggests that often, other ways of “mixing modes” may often be more effective.

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  • CATEGORY
  • ADR
  • Construction Law
Party-Appointed Arbitrators | The Presumption of Bias

1.0 Ethics CLE Credit

Party-appointed arbitrators have traditionally been partisans for the party that selects them.  This presumption of bias creates practical and ethical issues for both arbitrators and the parties.  This presentation will explore how the peculiarities and challenges of party-appointed arbitrators (both neutrals and non-neutrals) should be addressed in the arbitration agreement and managed before and during the hearing.  

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  • CATEGORY
  • Ethics
  • ADR
Shaping the Arbitration | Pre-Hearing Management

1.0 Standard Credit

Advocates can and should begin managing an arbitration as soon as the demand has been filed.  Conferring with opposing counsel and preparing for the preliminary conference are opportunities to take advantage of arbitration’s flexibility and design the process to best meet the needs of the client.  A panel of three experienced arbitrators will discuss what advocates and arbitrators can do to shape and manage the arbitration before the evidentiary hearing.

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  • CATEGORY
  • ADR