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The MSBA's Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Presents


"Who's the client? and other ethical dilemmas for mediators"

What do you do when a lawyer from one side wants you to persuade his own client of something? What happens when a lawyer and a client from the same side start bickering? Should a mediator ever sign a Settlement Agreement? Join the ADR Section Council as we act out realistic vignettes that place mediators in tough spots. We'll present several challenging scenarios and then have a lively discussion about the best ways for the mediator to respond.


Dan Simon (Moderator), Twin Cities Mediation
Linda Mealey-Lohman, Mealey-Lohmann Mediation & Dispute Resolution Services
Rick Hendrickson, Richard L. Hendrickson, PA
Patrick Burns, Lindquist & Vennum, PLLP
Madge Thorsen, Thorsen Kaplan, LLP
Allan Witz, Witz Law, PA
Louis Robards, Hennepin County Attorney's Office
Nicole Keirnes, Attorney at Law
Jeanne Zimmer, Dispute Resolution Center
Steve Schemenauer, Leonard Street & Deinard
Marilyn McKnight, Erickson Mediation Institute

1 hour of Ethics CLE credit approved
(event code: 173366)



Date:   Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Time:   12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Location:   MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380 Minneapolis, MN 55402 


Section Members:  Free
MSBA Members (But Not Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Members):  $10.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $15.00
Law Students:  Free

Teleconferencing is available. Please indicate this option when registering or contact Jennifer Carter. Instructions will be emailed the day before the event.

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 Nicole Battles, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336.