State Chart of Relevant Rules or Provisions Governing Mediator Provision of Legal Advice
30 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2016
Date Written: November 1, 2016
This chart addresses provisions related to mediator provision of legal advice in the fifty states. It includes a cite to any relevant State or Model Rule of Professional Conduct for lawyers who serve as third-party neutrals , and draws upon information from the different entities that regulate mediator conduct in states to identify any specific circumstances under which the provision of legal advice by a lawyer mediator is permitted, whether there is a specific prohibition against this practice, whether there is explicit language permitting the provision of legal information or a mediator defining legal issues for parties, and whether there were no relevant rules identified to address this behavior.
This chart is part of a broader research project that includes a state by state analysis of mediator ethics opinions and case law related to mediator provision of legal advice, as well as the entities that regulate mediator conduct in each state and will post this information soon.
Keywords: Legal Ethics, Mediation, Legal Advice, Rules of Professional Conduct, Practice of Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Third-Party Neutrals, Professional Responsibility
JEL Classification: K41, K49
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