ADR Section: Mediator Mixer

When:  Jun 7, 2018 from 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM (ET)
Co-sponsored by the State Bar of Michigan ADR Section and the Grand Rapids Bar Association ADR Section

Register: online or by mail form PDF
Registration deadline June 4, 2018
Cost:$25, Hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks, beer and wine will be served.

Join your colleagues and friends at our 2018 Grand Rapids Mediator Mixer, where mediators learn from each other.
  • A great networking and learning opportunity with fellow mediators in a vintage nineteenth century Grand Rapids law office venue.
  • Socializing followed by a group discussion of current dispute resolution issues led by a panel of very experienced ADR practitioners: Scott Brinkmeyer, Shon Cook and Pam Enslen.
  • Discussion topics include mediation of sexual harassment claims, safety in mediation, domestic violence and application of the screening protocol, diversity issues, techniques for breaking impasse and new developments in the ADR field, including automatic ADR.
  • Learn from one another by sharing your most difficult and challenging cases with the group and discover new and fresh approaches to problem solving.

Our Panel

Brinkmeyer_web.jpgScott Brinkmeyer has developed extensive experience as an arbitrator and mediator in a wide variety of business and commercial disputes, real estate, insurance, tort, and environmental matters arising from jurisdictions throughout the country. As a trial lawyer for over 40 years and having represented large corporations, small companies and individuals, both plaintiffs and defendants, in lawsuits in state and federal courts around Michigan, he has applied that diversity of experience to his ADR practice to assist lawyers and their clients in resolving their differences.
Scott serves on the executive committees of the State Bar of Michigan ADR Section Council and the Grand Rapids Bar ADR Section. He is the past president of the Western District of Michigan Federal Bar Association, past president of the State Bar of Michigan, former chair of the SBM Representative Assembly and the SBM Board of Commissioners. Among other recognitions, he is listed in “Best Lawyers in America,” and “Best Lawyers in Michigan,” and received the Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating, its highest professional rating distinction from peer lawyers and the judiciary.

shon-cook_web.jpgShon Cook is a mediator, litigator, advocate and passionate representative of families throughout Western Michigan. Her practice is located in Whitehall, Michigan where she practices law in the city’s first library. She labels herself as “The Good Witch of the Law,” and is committed to using the power of the law as a way to achieve the best possible result for every client. Shon is an assistant editor and author of the Michigan Family Law Journal; she is a regular speaker for the Family Law Institute and other ICLE trainings, a member of the SBM Family Law Section Council, a past member of the Representative Assembly, and is engaged in her community as a school board member.


Elsen_web.jpgPamela C. Enslen is a partner in the Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo offices of Warner Norcross & Judd. A mediator, arbitrator, counselor and litigator, Pam concentrates her mediation and arbitration practice on labor, employment, civil rights, governmental, nonprofit, medical/health care, environmental and commercial matters. She chairs the firm’s Higher Education Practice Group. Pam is an officer with the Dispute Resolution Section of the American Bar Association, and former member of the State Bar ADR Section Council. She was awarded the Nanci S. Klein Award by the State Bar ADR Section in 2013 and has taught dispute resolution and negotiation at Cooley Law School and in seminars around the country. Pam attended the Harvard Mediation Program and is a member of the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan’s certified mediator panel.
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Location

Mika Meyers PLC
900 Monroe Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49503