ADR Ethics Update


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Wednesday, November 30, 2022 Noon-1:15 p.m.

CLE 1.0 Ethics 475644

Susan Chambers Esq.
James J. Street, Referee of District Court


Upon completion of this one-hour presentation, the participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the major changes in the Alternative Dispute Resolution Ethical Rules which take effect January 2023.
  2. Incorporate these Rules to their own Alternative Dispute Resolution practice.
  3. Apply these rules when they assist clients participating in Alternative Dispute Resolution processes.


After years of work, the Minnesota Supreme Court issued an order amending the Rules of General Practice which govern Alternative Dispute Resolution procedures and their ethical rules.  That vast majority of these rule changes affect family law practice.  This is a big deal.

There are new rosters for which you may need to be registered.  The Rules codify what previously were often times considered best practices, and may require a change in your practice beginning in 2023.

In one hour, the presentation will cover highlights, and participants will be expected to become familiar with the specifics of the Rules on their own.

Susan Stevens Chambers, Esq. is serving her second term on the ADR Ethics Board; she began serving on this Board January 1, 2021.  She works as a mediator and Early Neutral Evaluator out of her office in Good Thunder, Minnesota.  She has been licensed to practice law since 1979 and is a qualified neutral on the Minnesota Rule 114 roster.  Chambers served as a District Court Referee in Blue Earth County from 2011-2016.  Chambers has taught Early Neutral Evaluation trainings across the state for years.






James Street is a Referee in family court for the Second Judicial District where he has served since 2011.  He is the Chair of the ADR Ethics Board; he began serving on the Board on January 1, 2018.  Street was on the State Early Neutral Evaluation Advisory Committee from 2011-2014, which developed the Court’s Best Practices for Early Case Management adopted by the Courts on July 1, 2012.  Street is currently on the Board of Directors for AFCC.