Ethics 101: Arbitrators, Mediators, Attorneys

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Program ID: 15PRW007


Nancy LesserNancy F. Lesser

Washington, DC

P. Jean BakerP. Jean Baker

American Arbitration Association
Washington , DC

  • Date:

    Always Available
  • Duration:

    Self Paced
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AAA Panelist $85.00

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90 minutes

What constitutes mandatory versus voluntary compliance to ethical codes?

What are the ethical concerns of attorneys representing clients in arbitration?

What happens when a mediator or arbitrator behaves unethically or fails to meet a statutory requirement?

And where can a mediator go for guidance?

What is the status of immunity for mediators and arbitrators?

This 90-minute recorded webinar provides the answers to these and other questions through a comprehensive overview of the primary codes of ethics and statutory requirements to which mediators and arbitrators can or must adhere, as well as the professional conduct rules that impact attorneys either serving as neutrals or representing clients during ADR proceedings. These include:

  • The Code of Ethics for Arbitrators in Commercial Disputes,
  • State ethical requirements (RUAA, CA, etc.),
  • The International Bar Association’s Rules of Ethics for International Arbitrators,
  • The IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration,
  • The Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators,
  • The Uniform Mediation Act -- ethical requirements,
  • Rules of Professional Conduct for Lawyers serving as neutrals and advocates,
  • The IBA International Code of Ethics for Lawyers,

and more.

WHO WOULD BENEFIT FROM THIS PRESENTATION: Arbitrators, mediators, attorneys, academics, and anyone interested in the ethical foundation of ADR processes.

What others are saying about this presentation...

"A very helpful overview of a vast field, particularly of the developments over recent decades."

"Very useful overview of ethical guidelines for arbitrators, mediators, and lawyers."

"I consider myself relatively proficient in all aspects of mediation and arbitration as an advocate. Happy to learn several things that were new to me."

This program does not qualify for the AAA's annual Arbitrator Continuing Education (ACE) requirement.   

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CLE Information:

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Questions? Please contact AAA Education Services at or 212-716-3977.