Leslie Sinner McEvoy
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Description of Practice
Leslie Sinner McEvoy is a mediator and arbitrator and an independent consultant, coach, teacher and trainer in the fields of Conflict Management and Legal Education. Leslie is an experienced speaker and course designer for legal and alternative dispute resolution topics. She is also a coach for legal education speakers and a consultant for online learning in the continuing legal education field.
Leslie Sinner McEvoy was previously the Web Education Director at Minnesota CLE. From 2009 to 2019, Leslie was a part of a team that developed and produced up to 300 webcast continuing legal education programs per year for Minnesota attorneys in a spectrum of practice areas. During her tenure at Minnesota CLE, Leslie was also a frequent speaker on ADR and ADR ethics topics, including civil arbitration, arbitration ethics, mediation ethics and mediation confidentiality. She participated in the design and teaching of Minnesota CLE’s Rule 114 Civil Arbitration course.
Leslie has also spoken at national conferences about online continuing legal education, marketing and presentation design and delivery. She has also provided coaching and training for continuing legal education speakers.
Leslie has served as a bricks and mortar adjunct professor at William Mitchell College of Law, teaching the ADR survey course in 2008, 2009 and Fall 2015. She has also served as an online adjunct professor for both civil and alternative dispute resolution courses in Mitchell Hamline School of Law’s Blended Learning Programs, from the Fall of 2017 to the present. In 2011 she co-authored Minnesota CLE’s Minnesota ADR Handbook with Gary Weissman and Linda Mealey-Lohmann.
Leslie is currently serving as a board member for a local legal incubator, Collaborative Community Legal Initiative. Leslie has served in various capacities on the Executive Council for the ADR Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association, including secretary, co-chair of Programs, and Vice-Chair for Legislation. She has served as a Board Member for Community Mediation & Restorative Services and Conflict Resolution Minnesota and has also served on the Community Dispute Resolution Program Advisory Council of the Minnesota State Office for Collaboration and Dispute Resolution.
Prior to her ADR practice, she was a trial attorney practicing with the firm of O’Connor and Hannan (1983-1985) and with the firm of Fruth & Anthony, P.A. (1985-1994). As a litigator, she handled a wide variety of commercial and employment matters, including securities fraud, shareholder disputes, contract claims, employment discrimination, sexual harassment, and non-competition clause disputes.
Prior to joining Minnesota CLE, Leslie was in private practice as a mediator, arbitrator, teacher and trainer. She is a Rule 114 Qualified Neutral and has been a member of the Commercial and Employment Panels of the American Arbitration Association. Since 1994, she has arbitrated a variety of commercial and employment disputes as both a sole and panel arbitrator. As a mediator, she has mediated both commercial and employment disputes. She has been a mediator with the USPS REDRESS Program, and she has also served on mediation panels for Community Mediation & Restorative Services, the Minnesota Department of Human Rights and the Minneapolis Department of Civil Rights.
She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Law School (cum laude 1983) where she served on the Minnesota Law Review. She received her bachelor’s degree from the College of St. Benedict (summa cum laude 1980).
Leslie has served in various capacities on the Executive Council for the ADR Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association, including secretary, co-chair of Programs, and Vice-Chair for Legislation. She has served as a Board Member for Community Mediation & Restorative Services and Conflict Resolution Minnesota and has also served on the Community Dispute Resolution Program Advisory Council of the Minnesota State Office for Collaboration and Dispute Resolution.
- Online Arbitrator
- Mediating Lawyer
- Online Mediator