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Ethics in ADR

Course Number
DR170

Strong ethics awareness is an essential competency for mediators. Participants gain clarity about the ethics of neutral roles, and practice techniques to apply in day-to-day practice and in complex ethical situations. CLE credits available.

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Course

Ethics in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) is a one-day training that improves your ethical awareness and develops your competency for addressing sticky ethical situations. 

ADR is no longer a risk-free environment for mediators and other neutrals. As codes of conduct and grievance processes proliferate, and second-guessing and litigation increase, you must become better aware of the variety of ethical dilemmas you will face.

Through this workshop you’ll gain clarity about your roles and conduct, and learn techniques you can apply in your day-to-day practice.

Key topics

  • Best ethical practices for neutrals and program administrators
  • Using available tools to shape expectations and handle or avoid problems
  • ADR practitioner liability for ethical lapses
  • Grievance mechanisms, advisory processes, and other measures taken by various jurisdictions to promote ethical behavior
  • Steps in identifying and effectuating even-handed, defensible responses to tough cases that minimize harm to the parties, to the process, and to the role of the ADR professional
  • Understanding the critical role of context and party expectations: How variations in ADR settings impact your conduct as a neutral
  • How outcomes may vary under potentially relevant legislation, rules, and other authorities
  • ADR program ethics: Administrators’ role and responsibilities

Approach and Features

The Ethics in ADR workshop employs presentations, exercises, and moderated discussion of real-world cases. All instruction takes place in New York City at the midtown offices of Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.

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