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Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

Benefits and Activities

With over 400 members, the ADR Section is a large and active section of the MSBA.

Benefits to ADR Section members:

  • Attend FREE informative monthly 12 noon hour CLE’s (9 CLE hours annually to ADR Section members at zero cost) with the convenience of in-person or remote participation; beverages and light refreshments are provided for those in-person but you are welcome to bring your own lunch;
  • Networking opportunities at section meetings and CLE programs for both new and experienced ADR professionals;
  • Receive ADR Tip of the Month E-Newsletters with past program summaries and future dates;
  • Participate online in ADR-related discussion topics throughout MN and receive updates through the ADR Community platform;
  • Have a state-wide impact through the ADR Section Grant Program, which awards up to $5,000 to nonprofit Minnesota organizations.  Click here for the Grant Application.

Mission Statement

To advance and promote the field of conflict management and dispute resolution, and to improve the practice, elevate the standards, and educate practitioners, the bench and the public regarding ADR in Minnesota.


Continue programming for monthly lunch meetings; establish relationships with other MSBA sections whose members use ADR services; maintain and promote a web directory of section members; participate actively in the ADR Institute; provide education to other members of the MSBA and the public regarding the benefits of using ADR; provide commentary and collaborate with other groups on legislative and ethical issues; publicize and educate regarding key developments and opportunities in ADR.

Section-Only Membership Category

You don’t have to be an attorney to join this section!  A member of the public who is not eligible for MSBA membership and who works in the area of Alternative Dispute Resolutuion is welcome to join the section as a section-only member.  For more information, click on Membership located under the About MSBA tab.

Section members, visit the ADR Community at!

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