Tuesday, April 03, 2007

ABA establishes Committee on Mediator Ethical Guidance

Committee on ethics provides direction for mediatorsThe American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution has announced the establishment of a Committee on Mediator Ethical Guidance.

Mediators are invited to submit to the Committee inquiries regarding ethical issues arising out of the practice of mediation, which will provide advisory responses.

According to Section Chair John Bickerman:
There is no greater way for consumers to have confidence in the services that mediators provide them then to know that mediators are following the ethical duties of their profession. As the leader in policy and practice in the field of dispute resolution, the DR Section is pleased to be able to provide guidance to mediators, the parties and lawyers who use their services.
Full details are available at the ABA web site.

(A big hat tip to Geoff Sharp.)