(Webcast) Selected Ethics Issues in Mediation & Settlement Negotiations

Thursday, June 25, 2020 | 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Program Chair:

Lisa M. Courtney
Statewide ADR Coordinator
NYS Unified Court System

  • This program will address a number of ethics issues that can arise in mediation and settlement negotiations.  With a specific focus on confidentiality, conflicts of interest and related issues, the program will discuss ethics questions from the point of view of the mediator, the outside lawyer, and even the client.  The program will close with a brief discussion about how to research ethics issues and how to get help from an ethics committee of lawyers, or mediators, when needed.

    Program Fee:
    $99 for Members | $199 for Nonmembers
    Small Law Firm: $49 for Members

    Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2018-2020), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • Alexandra Carter
    Clinical Professor of Law
    Director, Mediation Program

    Bruce J. Hector
    Accordance, LLC

  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.
    Lisa M. Courtney

    9:05 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
    Sources of Guidance for Ethics Issues Involving Mediation and Settlement
    Alexandra Carter and Lisa M. Courtney

    9:15 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.
    Avoiding Extortion and Other Coercive Tactics in Mediation
    Alexandra Carter

    10:05 a.m. – 10:55 a.m.
    Ethical Issues in Settlement Negotiation
    Bruce J. Hector

    10:55 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Q & A

  • New York: 2.0 Ethics
    New Jersey: 2.0 Professional Responsibility
    California: 2.0 Professional Responsibility
    Pennsylvania: 1.5 Professional Responsibility
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • Sponsoring Association Committee:
    Alternative Dispute Resolution, Charles M. Newman, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | aavila@nycbar.org