Selected Ethics Issues in Mediation & Settlement Negotiations

Originally held on Thursday, June 24, 2021 | 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:
    $119 for Members | $219 for Nonmembers

    Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2019-2021), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, and attorney members who practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • Alexandra Carter
    Clinical Professor of Law
    Director, Mediation Program
    Columbia Law School Mediation Clinic

    Bruce J. Hector
    Accordance, LLC

  • 9:00 am – 9:05 am
    Lisa M. Courtney

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

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

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

    10:55 am – 11:00 am
    Q & A

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

    Please Note: Newly admitted NY attorneys cannot fulfill ethics or skills credits through our on-demand programs under OCA rules. For more information on this, please see

  • 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 |