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The MSBA's ADR Section Presents



"News and Views from Minnesota Community Mediation Programs"

Community Mediation Centers in the state of Minnesota provide parties a chance to resolve their own issues before a conflict escalates. These mediation centers use trained volunteers from the community to help those in the community resolve low level conflicts before they escalate. Lawyers and others with both mediation skills and the appropriate training volunteer through these organizations to make a difference in their communities. Various Courts in the state of Minnesota work with community mediation centers to give parties the chance to resolve issues on their own.

Lawyers attending this CLE will understand how mediation assists people in resolving conflicts that have arisen before these conflicts escalate. Lawyers attending this CLE will also learn what community mediation centers do differently than private mediators in Minnesota, as there are additional statues that govern community mediation.


Jeanne Zimmer , Executive Director of Dispute Resolution Center

Adbi Ali , Executive Director of Center of Multi-Cultural Mediation and Restorative Justice

Karmit Buhlman, Executive Director and Conflict Resolution Center

Nancy Ernewein , Restorative Justice Specialist at Mediation Services of Anoka County

Beth Bailey , Executive Director of Community Mediation Services, Inc.

1.5 hour of Standard CLE credit. Event code: 159645.



Date:   Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Time:   12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:   MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN 55402 


ADR Section Members:  Free
MSBA Members (But Not ADR Section Members):  Free
Law Students:  Free
Non-MSBA Members:  $15.00

Teleconferencing is available. Teleconferencing is available. Please contact Tamara Patton at or 612-278-6305 to arrange teleconferencing.

Cancellation Policy:

Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.

Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Elyse Farnsworth, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336