About The Minnesota Academy of Mediators & Arbitrators
The Minnesota Academy is the local chapter of the National
Academy of Distinguished Neutrals, a professional
association whose membership consists of attorneys
distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field
of civil & commercial conflict resolution and by
their commitment to the practice of alternative dispute
With over 800 members throughout the United States, the
NADN is the largest free public roster of experienced
ADR attorneys online. Membership is by invitation only
and limited to neutrals who have proven experience in
the resolution of commercial & civil disputes. All
members have been recognized for their accomplishments
through a peer-nomination and client review process.
For more about NADN, please watch our "Introduction to
NADN" YouTube video below...
About this Minnesota Chapter Site There is clear demand from attorneys, corporate counsel,
adjusters and parties to know more specific information about a given
neutral: their practice experience, qualifications, language skills,
dispute areas in which they have previously mediated, and so on. This
website allows the visitor to find the state's most experienced ADR
professionals quickly and easily. There is also the common difficulty of
settling upon a mutually agreed date for a mediation or arbitration -
and MinnesotaMediators.org serves as a daily scheduling aid to attorneys and staff.
Membership: Membership in the Minnesota Academy is by invitationonly. Membership is limited
to established mediators and arbitrators, each of whom is confirmed to
have met our nomination and experience requirements, and to have
established a solid reputation in their respective field.
Formal Eligibility Criteria:
All Academy Members are attorneys and Members
in good standing of the State Bar of Minnesota
2 votes are required from existing Academy
members (a nomination & second) to move forward with
any application for membership. Our Advisory Committee may also be
consulted on the inclusion
of any applicant.
All Members are professional neutrals, in
mediation/arbitration practice for a minimum of 5 years,
and declare that a minimum of 50% of their professional efforts are
dedicated to serving as a
neutral in civil ADR practice.
Neutrals must have privately
mediated/arbitrated at least 200 civil disputes, excluding pro
cases, and receive remuneration for ADR practice at least 60 days annually.
8 client references required on
application (attorneys for whom neutral has mediated/arbitrated disputes
in the preceding few months, excluding pro bono cases). Each
will be contacted
and interviewed as to applicant's approach, neutrality, legal expertise and professionalism.
The final decision to approve membership rests with the
Executive Director of the Academy.
The Advisory Committee is an appointed committee of fulltime
ADR professionals who have been instrumental
in helping to identify, and nominate, neutrals of
repute across Minnesota. They have also
given advice as to suitable membership criteria, and
suggestions/improvements that have led to the current version of this, the
We are grateful to the following
distinguished 2014-2015 Committee Members:
National Academy Membership Fee : $60 per month (Preferred method of payment is monthly
charge to members' credit card, else annual card payment of
ALL MINNESOTA CHAPTER ATTORNEYS ARE RECOGNIZED MEMBERS OF THE
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DISTINGUISHED NEUTRALS, SEE MEMBERSHIP
CRITERIA AND DUES DETAILS AT www.NADN.org/membership.html
In June 2013, NADN was confirmed as a partner to both the
national defense bar (www.DRI.org/Neutrals)
and the plaintiffs bar (www.Justice.org/Neutrals).
All NADN member profiles are now promoted to the more than
40,000 members of these legal associations.