July 02, 2019 Feature

Behind the Curtain: Ethics for Mediators

By ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Ethics Subcommittee

Although the mediation process is familiar to most lawyers, the details of mediation practice, as well as the ethical obligations of mediators, still appear to be shrouded in mystery. Because mediation is not the practice of law and remains largely unregulated, confusion about mediation among lawyers and lay persons is justified. This article provides sources of mediation regulation and the central tenets of mediator ethics.

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