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Sherry Ann Bruckner
Bruckner Mediation

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324 Broadway Street
Lower Level, Suite 208
Alexandria, MN 56308
USA
320.808.3212

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Description of Practice

An experienced coach, mediator, speaker, and trainer, licensed attorney Sherry Ann Bruckner believes in the transformational power of clarity, compassion, curiosity, and cribbage. She uses the first three to help you engage in a more constructive conversations.

Professional Background

A graduate of Hamline University CLA and William Mitchell College of Law, Sherry serves on the Minnesota Supreme Rule 114 List of Qualified Neutrals. As an experienced mediator, who practiced civil and family law for nearly twenty years, she witnesses the time, money, emotional energy exhausted in litigation, and understands the long-term damage to relationships when you avoid important conversations. Sherry has served as an adjunct law professor, a diversity and inclusion trainer and studied conflict resolution at Hebrew University's Rothberg International School in Jerusalem. Clients also benefit from her certification through the Brave Thinking Institute as a Transformational Coach and Life Mastery Consultant.

Experience

Although she remembers helping people understand each other as early as early as fifth grade, Sherry’s first official mediations took place at the Ramsey County courthouse in St. Paul back in 1998. A licensed attorney, Sherry has served as a mediator on business, family, and organizational matters ranging from aging parents, custody and contracts to bias, discrimination, and employment termination.

Training

Dates    Trainer(s)    Title   
1997    Hamline University, Dispute Resolution Institute    Civil Mediation, 30 hours
1997    Hamline University, Dispute Resolution Institute    Advanced Mediation, 20 hours
1998    MSBA    Family Mediation, 20 hours
2019    Dan Simon, Simon Mediation    Certified Divorce & Family Mediation-The Transformative Approach, 40 hours
2021    Los Angeles City Attorney's Office, Dispute Resolution Program    Advanced Mediation Training, 20 hours
1997 - Present    Various    Ongoing Continuing Education

Approach

You have a reason for feeling what you feel, doing what you do, and thinking what you think. When you focus on the past, you sometimes go around and around and stay stuck. Sherry clarifies what you wish to create and where you wish to go. She helps you bridge the gap from where you are now to where you wish to be.

Fees

Coaching, mediation, facilitated conversation, and restorative circle fees begin at $300 per hour. Keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, and training fees vary.

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Civil (general)
  • Civil Rights (discrimination)
  • Civil Union Dissolution
  • Community
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Employment
  • Estate Planning
  • Evictions
  • Family
  • Landlord - Tenant
  • Marital Mediation
  • Neighbor to Neighbor
  • Online Civil
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Online Workplace
  • Organizational
  • Partnership
  • Police
  • Prenuptial
  • School/Education
  • Small Claims
  • Victim - Offender
  • Workplace

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Mediation Trainer
  • Staff Developer
  • Conflict Coach
  • Strategic Planning
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator

References available upon request.

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.