Making Mediation Meaningful: Best Practices in Consumer Law Cases

Event Description

Online Registration is now closed. To register, please email Section Manager Yajaira Lansiquot at

Remote Only Event

Mediating consumer cases and related types of disputes require consideration of certain attributes of such litigation.  A panel experienced in mediating consumer litigation (such as consumer fraud, deceptive practices, debtor/creditor litigation, and claims under federal and state consumer protection statutes) will walk through the stages of a mediation.  At each stage, the audience will get the perspective from each side and from the mediator. 

 Topics will include:
• Determining the best time for a mediation in the life cycle of the case;
• Selecting a mediator (what mediator qualities are most important to address the issues and participants in consumer cases), what styles work and don’t work;
• Pre-mediation submissions to the mediator and  other preparations for a successful mediation;
• Determining who should attend the session;
• Logistical and format issues;
• Best practices for mediators and attorneys;
• Negotiating strategies for both monetary and non-monetary components.


Vildan Teske, Teske Law, PLLC

Hon. Allen Oleisky (Retired)

Carl Christensen, Christensen Sampsel, PLLC

Stephanie Lamphere , Messerli & Kramer, P.A

CLE Credits: 1.0 Standard CLE Credit


ADR and Consumer & Creditor Law Section Members:  Free
MSBA Member NOT a member of the Section:  $15.00
Non-MSBA Members:  $45.00
Law Students and New Admittees (Attorneys Admitted to MN State after 1/1 of current year):  Free 

Registration Deadline: February 12, 2024. To register after that time, email the program manager.

Remote Participation: Remote instructions will be emailed to you the day prior to the event. A calendar file with a Zoom link is available for download in the automatic receipt.

Program Manager: Yajaira Lansiquot | | 612-278-6353

Payments/Cancellations: Please register online or over the phone by credit card whenever possible. If you must pay by check, please use this registration form. Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy .

Accommodations: We are 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 the program manager with at least 72 hours notice prior to the meeting to allow sufficient time to make arrangements for accommodations. Thank you.


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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:15 PM

Live Webinar - Zoom