What Sally Soprano Teaches Lawyers About Hitting the Right Ethical Note in ADR Advocacy
NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Fall 2013, Vol. 6, No. 2
4 Pages Posted: 30 Jun 2016 Last revised: 22 Jul 2016
Date Written: July 27, 2015
When lawyers, the ultimate comers of dispute resolution services, opt to mediate or arbitrate, they may select neutrals, shape the process and advocate in the chosen dispute resolution process in a way that comports with the lawyer’s own conflict style and is more akin to the lawyer’s litigation-bent, sometimes at the expense of the client’s expressed needs. This column will discuss this tension and suggest ways ethical lawyers might proceed.
Keywords: dispute resolution, conflict, ethical lawyers
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