Bio: Christine D. Eyal

Christine Eyal aChristine Eyal is a Qualified Neutral under Rule 114, Minnesota General Rules of Practice as a Mediator (Family & Civil), Arbitrator, and Early Neutral Evaluator, for both financial and social family cases.  She is also on multiple county Rosters, both as as a Parenting Consultant and Parenting Time Expeditor.  Her overarching approach is to connect and respect while facilitating a resolution.

Christine has considerable training and experience in the family, dissolution and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) areas, focusing on marital dissolution, child custody, parenting time, spousal maintenance, residency, financial issues and post-decree modifications.  She received specialized training for both Social Early Neutral Evaluation (SENE) and Financial Early Neutral Evaluation (FENE), domestic abuse, child development, chemical dependency, as a Parenting Consultant (PC), Parenting Time Expeditor (PTE), Family Mediation and in the development of comprehensive parenting plans.

Likewise, she has significant training and experience in Civil Mediation and Arbitration.  In business disputes she has been able to facilitate the creation of value and an increase of the overall opportunity; an outcome virtually impossible in a courtroom setting.  Christine has worked with business partners to reach positive resolution without interrupting operations and settled discrimination, wrongful termination, labor, and contractual disputes, housing, and various other civil matters.  Christine has a Certificate in Global Arbitration Law and Practice from the School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary University in London.

Growing up with early participation in a large family business, Christine was provided a unique and well rounded understanding of business in general, the issues and concerns that often arise in operating a business and more uniquely, a family business.

Attending college in New Hampshire and graduating Summa Cum Laude, she received her Bachelor of Science in Business with specific focus on management, finance and strategy.  Christine enthusiastically took advantage of a concurrent opportunity to actively audit the Amos Tuck School of Business, MBA curriculum at Dartmouth College.  As a “systems thinker,” the area of operations was of specific interest; a process oriented topic which lends itself nicely to the sophistication of family and business systems alike and to the various Alternative Dispute Resolution processes, with an eye to incorporate efficiencies along the way and to provide process focus.

Early in her career, Christine worked as President & CEO of a $4M service and production company.  She went on to work for international technology companies, with several governmental organizations, at the consulate (as liaison for economic affairs, attaché), resided for 3 years overseas and has in-depth experience in private aviation.  It was in her work at the consulate that she developed an interest in mediation and dispute resolution and gained experience in navigating a “collaborative”  solution.  Such robust experiences allow her to be at ease and effective in diverse environments and fields, able to quickly grasp unique case characteristics and facts,  and to appreciate their significance, whether in resolving civil or family matters through mediation or other ADR methods, arbitration or in family matters that overlap with business concerns.

Christine has an intrinsic intellectual curiosity, an aptitude towards strategy and analysis, and a passion for creative and collective problem solving.  Working with parties to reach an elegant resolution and to avoid the adversarial and risk-prone process that is litigation, Christine looks forward to the opportunity to assist you with your unique dispute resolution needs.

Additional details on experience and training, available upon request.

Professional & Community Activities:

The Advocates for Human Rights – Active Volunteer

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy – Active Member

(Anti)-Sex Trafficking Planning Committee for Super Bowl LII (Minnesota February 4, 2018) – working with the NFL for the prevention and interruption of sex trafficking during the Super Bowl

Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) – Active Member

Association of Family and Conciliation Courts (AFCC) – Active Member

Cardozo Society –  Twin Cities – Member

Conflict Resolution Center – Mediator

Conflict Resolution Minnesota (CRM) – Active Member

Family Court Enhancement Project – Focus Group Member

Family Violence Coordinating Council (FVCC) – Non-Voting Member

Hennepin & Ramsey County Pro Bono Family Court Mediator

Hennepin County Harassment Court Mediator

The Infinity Project – Supporter

Mediators Beyond Borders International – Israel Project Team Member

Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women – Advisory Council Member

Minnesota Human Trafficking Task Force (MNHTTF) – Chair, Legislative and Policy Committee, Member, Prevention Committee

Minnesota Judicial Council, Committee for Equality and Justice – Non-Voting Member

Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), ADR Section – Active Member

Mitchell Hamline Family Law Clinic – Volunteer

National Council of Jewish Women, Minnesota State Policy Advocate –  Appointed

National Council of Jewish Women – Issue Lead and Chair, Anti-Human Trafficking, Sexual Exploitation and Domestic Violence Committee

Restorative Justice Mediator

White House Council on Women and Girls:  United State of Women Summit (2016)

William Mitchell Law School (Mediation & ADR)

Wrap-Around Mediator

Experienced with language translators, American Sign Language (ASL) translators and in other ADA and religious accommodations.

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