Ethics Rules for Neutrals

10 (ABA) Prof. Law. 27, No. 4, Summer 1999

2 Pages Posted: 15 Dec 2013

Date Written: March 1, 1999


The Ethics 2000 Commission is tackling an important subject by determining both to develop rules covering neutrals -- mediators and arbitrators -- and to incorporate them into the Model Rules. As one involved in legal ethics who first worked as a mediator in domestic relations cases over twenty years ago, and who now works as a neutral through the American Arbitration Association, I recognize that such rules will have increasing significance. The following are some thoughts about the direction I believe such rules should take, beginning with the need to have separate rules applied to mediators and arbitrators.

Suggested Citation

Zitrin, Richard, Ethics Rules for Neutrals (March 1, 1999). 10 (ABA) Prof. Law. 27, No. 4, Summer 1999, Available at SSRN:

Richard Zitrin (Contact Author)

UC Hastings Law ( email )

200 McAllister Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
United States

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