San Francisco Society Session: Ethical Dilemmas Mediators Face Presented by Claudia M. Viera
Noon - 1:30pm Cooper, White & Cooper 201 California Street, 17th Floor San Francisco, CA
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
Have you ever settled a case but been bothered by a choice you made or a tactic you used while mediating? As mediators, we grapple with ethical dilemmas during mediation more often than we might expect. At what point is a mediator “practicing law” or “giving legal advice” during a discussion of the legal risks of a case? Is it ever alright to misrepresent information when relaying it to the other side in caucus? Do you have a duty to inform an attorney or a party if you discover that malpractice may have been committed? Come join a lively discussion of what it means to each of us to mediate in an ethical manner. We will review and discuss how the Model Standards of Conduct/California Rules of Court view our ethical dilemmas, then reflect upon and discuss challenges that have arisen in our respective practice areas. (Note: This program was previously presented in 2012.
The February 1, 2014, MCLE deadline is for those with last names beginning with N-Z.)
Claudia M. Viera, Esq. is a well-respected Bay Area mediator whose focus is mediating employment and business disputes, including wage and hour class actions. n
1 MCLE credit will be offered.