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Mediators

 

 

Name

Professional Certifications

Professional Experience

Rate

Burnett, Ann

  • UND, Transformational Mediation
  • Associate Professor with Tenure, NDSU.
  • Co-project Coordinator, NDSU Advance FORWARD .
  • Director of Women's Studies, NDSU.
  • Faculty Representative, State Board of Higher Education.
  • Faculty Representative, NDSU Academic Affairs Committee.
  • Director of Forensics, University of Nebraska.
  • Member of the National Communication Association and the National Women's Studies Association.

$100/hour

Council, James

  • Listed om ND Neutrals Roster.
  • 30-hour General Mediation Skills Training, Mediation Center for Dispute Resolution, Hamline University Law and Graduate Schools.
  • Qualified neutral listed on MN ADR roster (civil facilitative/hybrid).
  • Licensed psychologist, ND #165.
  • Professor of Psychology, NDSU.
  • Associate Dean, NDSU College of Science and Mathematics.
  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from University of Connecticut.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Behavioral Medicine, Brown University School of Medicine.
  • Over 23 yeas of experience in higher education, including teaching, research, and administration (former department chair, Dean of Libraries, and President of University Senate).

$150/hour

 

Reduced rates for NDSU cases.

Engelman, Jerald

  • Neutral Civil Mediator in ND and MN
  • Neutral Domestic Relations Mediator in ND and MN
  • Involvement with mediations, negotiations, and arbitrations.
  • Ombudsman for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR).
  • Experience as an educator, presenter, and consultant.
  • Senior leadership in civilian and military sectors.
  • Key management, financial, budget oversight positions.
  • Municipal, state and federal legislative participation.
  • Business owner.
  • Legal Representative with FEMA on behalf of the State of North Dakota for 1997 floods.

$90/hour per person

Jeffries, Richard

  • Completed certified course in General Mediation Skills(Mediation Center for Dispute Resolution in affilation with Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul, MN)
  • Appointed as Senior Lawyer Visiting Professor to teach in Poland by the Center for International Legal Studies(CILS)
  • Instructor Business Law:  Moorhead Area Vocational Technical Institute
  • CLE Seminar LecturerL  Minnesota State Bar Association, North Dakota Bar Association, other CLE organizations
  • Licensed in Minnesota, North Dakota and Florida
  • National Arbitration Forum (Panel of Arbitrators)
  • Qualified Neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice
  • Qualified Neutral under Rule 8.9 of the North Dakota Rules of Court

$175/hour

O'Keefe-Hale, Kathryn

  • Qualified Mediator, State of ND (civil, employment, family and divorce)
  • Currently owns and operates own mediation business serving the courts and people of ND and MN.
  • Regularly assist in training of mediators for ND and MN. Trains judges, other attorneys, etc., and assist them in completing the requirements to become a Qualified Mediator in the states of ND and MN.
  • Worked as the Senior Legal Sales Consultant for Thomson/Findlaw.
  • Worked as the Legal Correspondence Intern at Fox News Service/Talk Radio News in Washington, DC.

$350 initial fee

 

(Includes initial administrative fees plus first two hours)

 

$125/hour

Oleska, Barbara

  • Listed as a Qualified Neutral on the ADR Neutral Roster for ND (employee relations, dispute/term/ departmental conflict, large group facilitation).
  • Managing consultant for Equitable Conciliation Partners.
  • Specializes in Transformative Mediation.
  • Experienced in family, business and educational environment conflicts, as well as group rational facilitation at several universities and colleges.
  • Trainer and mediation coach.

$100/hour one person

 

$150/hour two people

Page, Adele

  • Listed as neutral mediator on the ND neutral roster.
  • Mediation training through Harvard's program.
  • North Dakota and Minnesota Bar.
  • New York Registered Professional Nurse (not active).
  • Provided labor and employment legal advice and counsel to HR professionals.
  • Managed and collaborated on global labor and employment issues.
  • Selected, managed, and evaluated outside legal counsel handling litigation and claims.
  • Provided legal advice and counsel on a broad array of compliance and regulatory issues.

 

$100/hour

Stradley, Kathleen

  • Certified arbitrator, mediator and qualified neutral, American Bar Association.
  • Attended Conflict Resolution Center, UND, certified mediator.
  • Independent contractor for Paralegal services.
  • Registered Private Investigator, licensed in ND and MN.
  • Paralegal Specialist and Law Firm Administrator.
  • Belongs to the following organizations: American Bar Association (ABA); Red River Valley Paralegal Association (RRPA); and National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA).

$250/day, plus expenses

Suomala, Dorothy

  • Mediator Training at UND Conflict Resolution Center, 2008.
  • Director of Graduate Studies, MSUM.
  • Interim Dean of the College of Education and Human Services, MSUM.
  • Superintendent of the Tri-County School District, Karlstad, MN.

$125/hour

Udland, Robert

  • Qualified in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in both ND (civil mediation) and MN.
  • Member of the Vogel Law Firm.
  • Represents clients in the areas of employment law, alternative dispute resolution, medical malpractice defense, and health care law.
  • Previously served as Assistant Attorney General for the State of North Dakota.

$200/hour

Weir, Cathy

  • Qualified civil mediator; listed on the ND Neutrals Roster.
  • Mediation certificate from Erickson Mediation Institution, Minneapolis, MN.
  • International Supreme Court Judge, Kosovo.
  • International Trial Court Judge, Kosovo. District Court Judge, Moorhead, MN.
  • As a judge in both MN and Kosovo, handled pre-trial settlement conference involving disputes between adverse parties. Judicial settlement conferences are similar to mediation.

$125/hour

 

 


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Last Updated: Friday, June 12, 2009