Toward New Standards for the Neutral Lawyer in Mediation

34 Pages Posted: 17 Nov 2009

Date Written: July 1, 1984


This Article addresses the special dangers of placing one lawyer in a neutral position, as either a mediator who uses legal skills along with other dispute resolution techniques to resolve a dispute or plan a transaction, or an "impartial advisory attorney" who gives legal advice but does not attempt to facilitate an agreement.

Keywords: mediation, mediator, alternative dispute resolution, neutral lawyer

Suggested Citation

Riskin, Leonard L., Toward New Standards for the Neutral Lawyer in Mediation (July 1, 1984). Arizona Law Review, Vol. 26, p. 329, 1984, Available at SSRN:

Leonard L. Riskin (Contact Author)

University of Florida Levin College of Law ( email )

P.O. Box 117625
Gainesville, FL 32611-7625
United States

Northwestern University - Pritzker School of Law ( email )

375 E. Chicago Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
United States

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