Mediation's Dirty Little Secret: Straight Talk About Mediator Manipulation and Deception
James Richard Coben
Hamline University School of Law
Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Employment, Vol. 2, No. 4, p. 4, 2000
The author examines what he calls 'mediation's dirty little secret' - the degree to which mediators themselves routinely and unabashedly engage in manipulation and deception to foster settlements, albeit under the rationale of fostering self-determination. Sophisticated consumers have come to know and expect it. Unsophisticated consumers are not so lucky.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 4
Keywords: mediation, ethics, professional conduct, self-determination
Date posted: September 9, 2011