CLE & Events

Rule 114 - Update to the Work in Progress

Date: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Venue: Honors Room / Minnesota State Bar Association  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $15.00

Deadline to Register: September 11, 2016

ADR Ethics Board Member Karen Irvin, LMFT and Board consultant Aimee Gourlay, JD will discuss the context for the MN State Court General Rules of Practice, Rule 114 and the impetus for the Board's proposed changes.  They will highlight significant proposed changes, MSBA ADR Section's and other's initial comments, and the board's improvements based on the comments.  They will also discuss unresolved questions and the next steps after the Board completes its work. 


Aimee Gourlay, Executive Director of Mediation Center, has been with Mediation Center since 1993. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Dispute Resolution Institute at Mitchell/Hamline Law School, teaching Negotiation and Mediation skills courses. Aimee is an adjunct faculty member with the Hamline MBA program, teaching Workplace Mediation Skills, Conflict Response for Managers, and Organizational Conflict Management Systems. She also serves on the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution National Roster of Environmental Dispute Resolution and Consensus Building Professionals and the Transportation sub-roster.

Karen Irvin, PhD, LMFT received her bachelor’s degree from Ball State University, majoring in secondary education. After teaching at the secondary level for six years, she obtained her master’s and doctorate in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota. She worked with Hennepin County Court Services Domestic Relations Division for six years, serving as a mediator, counselor, and custody evaluator, and worked in a supervisory capacity for four years. Dr. Irvin has been in private practice as the owner and director of Minnesota Mediation & Counseling Center since 1981. She recently retired from her clinical practice in which she specialized in working with separating and divorcing individuals, couples, and families, providing mediation, parenting consulting, custody evaluations, and closure therapy. She has also provided mediation and parenting consulting workshops and training throughout the United States and internationally. Dr. Irvin was on the marriage and family therapy faculty of Argosy University for six years, and is currently adjunct faculty at St. Mary’s University. She presently serves on the Alternative Dispute Resolution Ethics Board. Dr. Irvin’s current professional focus is teaching, training, and consultation.

CLE Credits:

1.0 Standard CLE credit approved | Event Code:  226500
ADR Rule 114 credit approved


ADR Section Member:  Free
MSBA Member but not a member of the ADR Section:  $10.00
Non-MSBA Member:  $15.00
Law Student: Free
New Admittee (Attorneys Admitted to the MN Bar after January 1, 2016):  Free

Lunch is brown bag. However, refreshments will be provided.

Remote Participation:  

Remote participation is available.  Please indicate that you will attend remotely when registering.  Instructions will be sent via e-mail on Monday, September 12.

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