Ethical Compass: Up Close and Personal: Whether or Not You Decide to Report a Confidentiality Exception
NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Fall 2019
4 Pages Posted: 3 Sep 2020 Last revised: 15 Sep 2020
Date Written: Fall 2019
In your role as lawyer or neutral, have you every reported an otherwise confidential communication because it was one of these permissible confidentiality exceptions? Why? This column will discuss how our ethical and personal considerations shape our decisions as advocates and dispute resolution professionals about whether to report ethically permissible exceptions to confidentiality. You are invited to rethink your ethical obligations and develop more self-awareness about your personal rationales for your reporting choices.
Keywords: ethics, confidentiality, exceptions to confidentiality, lawyer reporting, mediator
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