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July 06, 2021

New ABA book explores ethical challenges of different phases of the mediation process

CHICAGO, July 6, 2021 – A new book, “Mediation Ethics: A Practitioner’s Guide,” from the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution takes a practical, concise and coherent approach to mediation ethics to make lawyer-mediators better aware of their ethical obligations while serving as mediators.

Featuring the work of 15 mediation scholars, “Mediation Ethics” is an important and accessible addition to the literature on mediation ethics. It is edited by Omer Shapira, a senior lecturer and mediator who trains mediators in ethics and teaches law, alternative dispute resolution, mediation and mediation ethics at Ono Academic College in Israel. He has published extensively on mediation ethics and serves on several mediator ethics committees.

What others are saying about “Mediation Ethics”:

“This book is a terrific contribution to the dispute resolution field. Diving into the knotty ethical issues in mediation, the collection of chapters provides both theoretical and practical advice from many of the top scholars in the field. What a gift to have all of their best thinking together in one book!”           — Andrea Kupfer Schneider, director, Marquette University Law School Dispute Resolution Program; and director, Marquette University Institute for Women’s Leadership

“By organizing the chapters according to the chronology of a mediation, this book will allow both practitioners and scholars to easily find the analysis that is most pertinent to their concerns. Practical, well-written and well-reasoned, ‘Mediation Ethics’ can be useful to every mediator.”

Jean R. Sternlight, Saltman Professor of Law and founding director, Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

“Deftly organized by Omer Shapira, each essay is wonderfully readable and analytically grounded in the profession’s guiding norms. Any mediation participant — client, advocate or mediator — can valuably consult relevant essays before, during or following their engagement to affirm their confidence in the integrity of their ADR experience.”Joseph B. Stulberg, emeritus professor and Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

Title:                            Mediation Ethics: A Practitioner’s Guide
Publisher:                    ABA Publishing
Pages:                         394
Product Code:             5100037
ISBN:                           9781641059114
Size:                            6x9
Binding:                      Paperback and eBook
Price:                           $99.95


Editor’s note: Electronic review copies are available by sending an email to Francine Bennett-Beasley at [email protected]. If you publish a review of this book, please send tear sheets or a copy for our files to Francine Bennett-Beasley, ABA Publishing, 321 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60654.

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