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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 resolution. 

With over 900 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 serves as a daily scheduling aid to attorneys and staff.

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Membership in the Minnesota Academy is by invitation only. 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 bono and family 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.

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Advisory Committee
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 Academy's website. We are grateful to the following distinguished 2016-2018 Committee Members:

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National Academy Membership Fee : $70 per month
(Preferred method of payment is monthly charge to members' credit card, else annual card payment of $840)


In June 2013, NADN was confirmed as a partner to both the national defense bar ( and the plaintiffs bar ( All NADN member profiles are now promoted to the more than 40,000 members of these legal associations. 

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View Complete Minnesota Roster  ::  Legal Notice  ::  MAMA is the Minnesota Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (

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