ADR and Ethics
One of the most dramatic developments in the fields of law in the past 20 years has been the development of an ethical infrastructure within ADR, which continues to evolve. Critical and complex issues relating to various aspects of ADR processes are coming to the foreground at an increasing rate. This course will examine the myriad of ethical issues arising in negotiation, mediation, arbitration and other ADR processes from the viewpoint of the neutral and the lawyer as advocate. These issues include required disclosure, conflicts of interests, confidentiality, and unauthorized practice of law. Both U.S. and international developments will be surveyed, including applicable codes of ethics. The course will also explore the lawyer's role to advise clients of ADR options and the role of provider organizations.Credits: 2
Additional information: This course may be used to satisfy the Professional Responsibility course requirement.