Upstream, Downstream, and in between: Navigating the Muddy Waters of Neutrals' Bias and Conflict of Interest
Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Employment, Vol. 1, No. 3, p. 4, Winter 1999
4 Pages Posted: 9 Sep 2011
Date Written: September 9, 2011
In this short ethics essay, the author describes a bewildering alphabet soup of federal and state statutes, and ethical rules and standards (both public and private) which utterly fails to provide clarity regarding when arbitral decisions or mediated settlements might be subject to attack based on a neutral’s alleged bias or conflict of interest.
Keywords: mediation, ethics, conflict of interest, bias, justice, professional conduct, self-determination, neutrality, alternative dispute resolution, ADR
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