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Behind the Curtain: Ethics for Mediators
Written by the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Ethics Subcommittee, this article focuses on the importance of hiring a mediator regulated by a Code of Ethics. Mediation is still largely unregulated, though some states regulate particular types of mediators. The different regulations that exist for mediators are briefly discussed, as well as the codes of ethics for mediators, including the 2005 Model Standards of Conduct for Mediators.