Standards of conduct for mediators: text of agreement between AAA, ABA & SPIDR
A committee of leaders from the American Arbitration Assn (AAA), the American Bar Assn (ABA), and the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution (SPIDR) is offering the final draft of proposed standards of conduct for mediators. The AAA and SPIDR have passed it, and the ABA will vote in Feb. Its text, given here, covers such aspects as self-determination, competence, confidentiality, conflicts of interest, impartiality, fees, and advertising.
Publication Name: Dispute Resolution Journal
Hardball questions do pay off; Cornelius Pitts
Criminal defense attorney Cornelius Pitts believes that unyielding cross-examination is the key to winning and that every witness's testimony contains inconsistencies which the defense attorney can exploit. He believes a criminal defense attorney is there to attack and rarely puts on witnesses himself. As to jury selection, he finds non-professionals more understanding of the emotional aspects of a criminal trial.
Publication Name: The National Law Journal
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