Ethics: The Heart of Mediation

Production Date: June 26, 2016 Practice Areas: Ethics and Alternative Dispute Resolution Estimated Length: 4510 minutes


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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.

Thomas K.
Bethesda, MD

Excellent, excellent program. Very sophisticated and nuanced advice. Well presented.

Martin B.
Round Rock, TX

Best ethics course I have heard in a long time.

Richard m.
Manhattan, NY

Being involved in Mediations this lecture was interesting and informative

Kenneth B.
Hyde Park, NY

Daniel Kolb was excellent.

James M.
Queens, NY

Extremely comprehensive.

Jonathan S.
Manhattan, NY

Very informative.

Richard S.
Phoenix, AZ

This presentation opened my eyes a bit, it was the first time ethics were discussed in the context of mediation. Thank you!

Colin Michael B.
Albuquerque, NM

The gentleman (Dan) from Davis Polk was an excellent addition.

S.A. M.
Atlanta, GA

good course with food for thought

Carlos D.
Alexandria, VA

The topic was well presented and it helped having the two speakers discussion the same points sometimes from different angles. Great lecture.

Dorrie W.
Modesto, CA

I do some divorce and custody mediation, rarely, but this program really helped me by stressing the ethical considerations we often simply take for granted. Very useful.

Erika S.
Chicago, IL

Liked the comic inclusions in the slides

Raymond L.
LIberrtyville, IL


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New York, NY


Peter C.
Park Ridge, IL

Good and interesting program. Useful for those who mediate and even those who just negotiate.