Policy & Standards

Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators

These standards are designed to serve as fundamental ethical guidelines for persons mediating in all practice contexts. They serve three goals: to guide the conduct of mediators, to inform the mediating parties, and to promote public confidence in mediation.

Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators 

Family Mediation Standards 

Standards for the Establishment and Operation of Ombuds Offices 

Code of Ethics for Commercial Arbitrators 

Ethics Codes for Settlement Negotiations

Ombuds Standards of Practice

Resolution Promoting Civil Public Discourse (2011)

Foreclosure Mediation (2009)

Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators (2005)

Code of Ethics for Arbitrators in Commercial Disputes (2002)

Resolution on Mediation and the Unauthorized Practice of Law

Resolution on Good Faith Requirements 

Recommended Best Practices for E-Commerce and ADR 

Arbitration Uniform Acts

Uniform Arbitration Act

Revised Uniform Arbitration Act

Status of RUAA in all States

Collaborative Law

Uniform Collaborative Law Act

Mediation Uniform Acts

Uniform Mediation Act

On July 29, 2016, the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution submitted comments on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposal to require regulated entities to submit arbitration claim filings, awards and other documents to the CFPB and to publicize such information.