Wood Panel

Presentations and Publications

Selected Presentations - ADR

Mediation Topics

  • “Mediation Ethics: Say What? 10 Surprises for Minnesota Mediators,” MN CLE Webcast (January 27, 2021) (upcoming); Conflict Resolution Minnesota Annual Conference 2020 – Healing the Divide (August 8, 2020)

  • “Prepare, Prepare, Prepare – An Attorney’s Guide to a More Productive Mediation,” MN CLE Webcast with co-presenter Toni Newborn (December 18, 2020) (upcoming)

  • “Mediation is Confidential, Right?” MN CLE Webcast (July 9, 2020); MN CLE 2020 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute (Replay September 16, 2020); with co-presenter Linda Mealey-Lohman, MN CLE Webcast, MN CLE 2014 ADR Institute (October 2014) and MN CLE 2014 Upper Midwest Employment Law Institute (May 2014)

  • “Mediation Ethics: Caucus Conundrums,” with co-presenter Linda Mealey-Lohmann, MN CLE 2019 ADR Institute (October 2019); ABA Dispute Resolution Conference (April 2019)

  • “An Introduction to Ethics for Minnesota Mediators,” MN CLE Certified Civil Mediation Skills Training (2013-2019)

  • “Review & Preview: Rule 114 Ethics,” Conflict Resolution Minnesota Annual Conference (May 4, 2018)

  • Shifts in Mediation Practice: Understanding Your Evolution as a Mediator,” moderator, MN CLE 2016 ADR Institute (October 28, 2016)

  • “Mediation Ethics & Confidentiality,” with co-presenter Linda Mealey-Lohmann, CMRS Mediation Training (October 19, 2016)

  • “Mediation Confidentiality: Rules, Statutes and Ethical Standards,” MN CLE 2015 ADR Institute (October 2015)

  • “Mediation Ethics: Confidentiality in MN,” with co-presenter Linda Mealey-Lohmann, Community Mediation & Restorative Services CLE (May 2015)

  • “ADR: Debunking Mediation Myths,” MN CLE Webcast, co-presenter with Nina Meierding and Linda Mealey-Lohmann (June 9, 2014)

  • “Mediating in a Diverse Workplace,” with co-presenter Linda Mealey-Lohmann, Association for Conflict Resolution National Conference (October 10, 2013)

  • “Minnesota Mediator Conduct: Ethical Dilemmas for Mediators,” Advanced Mediator Training: An Introduction to the Transformative Model, Twin Cities Mediation (June 2009; July 2008)

Arbitration Topics

  • “Ethics Issues for Arbitrators: Those Pesky Disclosures,” Best Practices for Conducting Arbitrations, MN CLE (August 14, 2019 & July 21, 2016)

  • “Ethics Issues for Advocates in Arbitration,” Best Practices for Advocates in Arbitrations, MN CLE (August 14, 2019 & July 21, 2016)

  • “Arbitrating Ethically: An Introduction,” MN CLE Certified Civil Arbitration Skills Training (2017-2018; 2020)

  • “The Female Arbitrator: Dearth and Opportunity,” MN CLE Webcast, with co-presenters Madge Thorsen and Bernice Fields (February 14, 2008)

General ADR Topics

  • “Understanding the Other ADR Processes: Evaluative & Adjudicative Processes,” MN CLE Certified Civil Arbitration Skills Training (November 20, 2020); with co-presenter Linda Mealey-Lohmann (November 2017, 2018)

  • “The Complete Lawyer: ADR Essentials,” MN CLE Webcast with co-presenter Linda Mealey-Lohmann (July 12, 2016)

  • “ADR: Navigating the Maze of Civil ADR Processes: Unpacking MN Rule 114,” MN CLE Webcast, co-presenter with Linda Mealey-Lohmann (April 3, 2014)

  • “ADR Book Reports: Faculty Favorites, Old and New,” moderator and panelist, MN CLE ADR Institute (October 2013)

  • “ADR Processes in MN: Making the Most of our Smorgasbord of Options,” with co-presenter Linda Mealey-Lohmann, MSBA ADR Section CLE (October 8, 2013)

  • “Neutrals in the Hot Seat,” with co-presenter Aimee R. Gourlay, MN CLE ADR Institute (October 2012)

  • “Top 10 Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make in ADR,” with co-presenter Linda Mealey-Lohmann, MN CLE ADR Institute (October 2011)

  • “Interactive ADR Ethics for Advocates and Neutrals,” moderator, MN CLE Employment Law Institute (May 2011)

  • The Minnesota ADR Handbook Course, co-planner and co-presenter with Gary A. Weissman and Linda Mealey-Lohmann, MN CLE (April 26, 2011)

  • “ADR Book Club: Predictably Irrational and How We Decide,” with co-presenter Aimee R. Gourlay, MN CLE ADR Institute (October 2010)

  • “Keys to Ethical Mediation & Arbitration: An Ethics Session for Advocates and Neutrals,” moderator, ADR Ethics Issues and Answers, MN CLE (April 15, 2010)

  • “ADR Mini-Series: The Unrepresented Party,” MN CLE Webcast, moderator (November 16, 2009)

  • “Interactive Ethics: Resolving Ethical Dilemmas in ADR,” moderator, MN CLE ADR Institute (October 2009)

  • “The Unrepresented Party: Tips and Traps for Negotiators and Neutrals,” MDLA 34th Annual Trial Techniques Seminar (August 14, 2009)

  • “Keys to Ethical Mediation & Arbitration: An Ethics Session for Advocates and Neutrals,” moderator, Negotiation & ADR: Ethics Issues and Answers, MN CLE (April 1, 2009)

Selected Presentations -

Continuing Legal Education

  • “Top 10 Tips for Working with Contributors,” ACLEA Bootcamp, ACLEA Mid-Year Meeting, Phoenix (January 2019)

  • “Keeping Your Content Relevant,” Mediasite Annual Conference (October 16, 2018)

  • “Bundling Basics for CLE,” ACLEA Annual Meeting, Portland (July 2018)

  • “Building Your Brand with Trained Volunteers,” with co-presenters Mindy Thomas Fulks and Nadia Myerthall, ACLEA Mid-Year Meeting, San Antonio (February 2018)

  • “How to Present Boring Things,” ACLEA Annual Meeting, Montreal, CA (July 2017)

  • “9 Steps to Reach More Learners with Live Continuing Education,” Mediasite Annual Conference (April 29, 2015)

  • “Studio Programming,” with co-presenter Terry Barnett, ACLEA New Orleans (January 2012)

Selected Presentations -

General Topics

  •  “Navigating and Embracing Generational Differences,” MN CLE 2020 Midwest IP Institute (October 2, 2020); MN CLE 2020 Probate & Trust Law Section Conference (October 16, 2020); MN CLE 2020 ADR Institute (October 30, 2020); Collaborative Community Law Initiative (December 4, 2020)

  • “Ch-Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Navigating and Embracing Generational Differences,” MN CLE Staff Retreat (July 12, 2013)

Publications

Books

  • Minnesota ADR Handbook, with co-authors Gary Weissman and Linda Mealey-Lohmann (MN CLE 2011)

Manuals and Legal QuickSheets

  • Certified Civil Arbitration Skills Training Manual, with co-authors and editors Linda Mealey-Lohmann and Madge Thorsen (MN CLE 2017-2020)

  • Mediation Confidentiality, MN CLE Legal QuickSheet, with co-author Linda Mealey-Lohmann (MN CLE 2015)

Articles

  • "Mediation is Confidential, Right?" with co-author Linda Mealey-Lohmann, MN CLE Employment Law Institute (May 2014; updated July 2020)

  • "Mediation Ethics: Confidentiality in MN, MINNESOTA REFERENCE GUIDE – Key Rules & Statutes & Ethical Standards," co-author with Linda Mealey-Lohmann (MN CLE 2015)

  • "Confidentiality in ADR," MN CLE ADR Institute (October 2012)