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Ethics: The Heart of Mediation

1h 15m

Created on June 26, 2016



Mediation requires conflicting parties to swim in the waters of trust. Where trust might be said to be at the heart of ethics, no course on mediation would be complete without an exploration of essential ethical issues in mediation.


In Part VI of Lawline's June 26, 2016 ADR Day program, Simeon H. Baum, President, Resolve Mediation Services, Inc. ( and Dan Kolb, of Davis Polk, review the chief ethical issues to which all mediators should be sensitive. Guided by the AAA/ABA/SPIDR (ACR) Standards of Conduct for Mediators, they examine these issues and standards in detail. 


Learning Objectives:

I.     Recognize the centrality of ethical issues to mediation 

II.    Gain familiarity with the AAA/ABA/SPIDR (ACR) Standards of Conduct for Mediators

III.   Understand ethical Issues relating to the following:

       A. Party Self Determination

       B. Neutrality and Impartiality

       C. Conflicts

       D. Honesty and Disclosure

       E. Confidentiality

       F. Quality of the Process

       G. Candor in Advertising

       H. Various other issues 

This course originally appeared as a part of our June 2016 Bridge the Gap Event.

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