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The Minnesota ADR Handbook – A Guide to Mediation, Arbitration and Other Processes for Advocates and Neutrals, 1st Edition

by Gary A. Weissman, Linda M. Mealey-Lohmann & Leslie Sinner McEvoy

Minnesota CLE is proud to offer this one-stop guide to the practical aspects, statutes, rules and requirements governing ADR in Minnesota. Designed for advocates, mediators, arbitrators, transactional lawyers and judges, this manual explores how ADR is used across practice areas, and offers valuable suggestions on how you can design a process to fit your particular case. The law of ADR comes alive through the Minnesota ADR Handbook’s dozens of tables, charts and commentary – and the wisdom of its authors becomes your own, thanks to numerous practice tips. Offering everything you need to understand and refer to regarding ADR in Minnesota, the Minnesota ADR Handbook is guaranteed to make you a better ADR advocate or neutral!

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CHAPTER 1
Overview of ADR in Minnesota
Introduction to ADR in Minnesota; What “Triggers” ADR in Minnesota?; Other ADR Venues in Minnesota; ADR Neutrals in Minnesota; Conclusion

CHAPTER 2
Mediation: Approaches, Strategic Options, and Process Tips
Overview of Mediation; Mediation Advocacy; Mediator Strategies and Techniques that Advocates Should Know

CHAPTER 3
Arbitration: Law, Process, and Customization
Introduction; How Does Arbitration Work?; The Arbitration Process; After the Award; Limiting the Power of the Arbitrator; Mandatory, Pre-Dispute Arbitration Provisions in Employment and Consumer Cases

CHAPTER 4
Other Processes: Strategies for Advocates and Neutrals
Introduction; Description of Processes; Conclusion

CHAPTER 5
Selecting an ADR Process
Why Bother?; What if There is No “Lee” in Your Firm?; Timing’ Small Case Studies; ADR in Substantive Areas

CHAPTER 6
Ethical and Legal Standards of Conduct for Advocates and Neutrals
Introduction; Sources of Common Ethical and Legal Standards of Conduct; Ethical and Legal Issues for Minnesota Lawyer-Advocates in ADR; Ethical and Legal Issues for Minnesota Lawyer-Neutrals; Ethical and Legal Issues for Minnesota Neutrals Generally; Rule 114 Neutrals 

CHAPTER 7
Selected ADR Resources in Minnesota and Beyond
ADR Neutrals Rosters; Minnesota State and Federal Court ADR-Related Forms; Court-Annexed ADR; Minnesota Community Dispute Resolution Programs; Other Community Dispute Resolution Organizations and Resources; Restorative Justice Resources; Minnesota State ADR Programs; Federal Agency ADR Programs; Labor-Related ADR Agencies; ADR Ethics Resources; Dispute Resolution Sections of State and National Bar Associations; Law School and University-Affiliated ADR Resources; Minnesota, National and International ADR Professional Organizations; Institutional ADR Providers; Online ADR Resources

References and Suggested Reading

Appendices

  • Appendix A – ADR Statutes
  • Appendix B – Court Rules Governing ADR
  • Appendix C – Other ADR Ethics Codes

Subject Index

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