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JENNIFER BUENO

Mediation Program Coordinator

Part of DRC since March 2021

A little about Jennifer

Jennifer Bueno is joining the Dispute Resolution Center of St. Paul (DRC) as the Mediation Program Coordinator. As a former DRC volunteer and committed professional in this field, she is excited about the opportunity to work with the DRC, the courts, and various community leaders, to provide broader access to much needed mediation and restorative circle processes to the Twin Cities and surrounding areas. Jennifer first discovered her passion for alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in 2015 during her time as a student at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law. While attending, she focused her studies in ADR and became a Minnesota Rule 114 qualified neutral for both civil and family disputes. Jennifer also excelled in various ADR competitions, clinics, and externship programs through the school’s Dispute Resolution Institute. This included representing Mitchell Hamline at the American Bar Association’s Regional Negotiation Competition in Utah and working as a volunteer mediator and caseworker for a clinic with the Ramsey County Conciliation Court and the DRC. Upon her graduation, she earned the Public Service Award at Mitchell Hamline for her volunteer work in ADR.

As a first-generation Cuban American, she is determined to use her Spanish language skills and specialized training to provide Minnesotans of different backgrounds with mediation services that facilitate the resolution of their disputes in an environment that acknowledges and values their diverse cultural needs regarding communication, inter-personal relationships, and problem-solving. Most recently in 2020, she consulted with Community Mediation Minnesota and aided in developing their Spanish language mediation program. Jennifer is owner of Bueno Dispute Resolution, LLC. She has dedicated her practice to both civil and family matters, providing affordable facilitative-style mediations in both English and Spanish to those seeking an empowering, efficient, and effective way to resolve their disputes.