Thu16Jun2016ACR-GNY Annual Conference
Mediation Ethics: Truth, Lies, Integrity & Manipulation
In this interactive, Town Hall-style program, Mr. Baum helped the participants to engage in a reflective dialogue on the limits of mediator manipulation of parties (and counsel). Drawing on a model of mediation suggested by ancient classics, the Tao te Ching (wu wei, or non-doing), ethical challenges to manipulation in Kant and Buber, and the 2005 ABA AAA ACR Revised Standards of Mediator Conduct – as well as on the experience of mediators, parties and counsel in mediation – the participants considered the interplay of ethical norms such as party self-determination, impartiality, competence, quality of the process, truth in advertising, advancement of the mediation practice, and other standards with mediation behaviors and scenarios that test the mettle of all involved.
The PowerPoint presentation for this program can be found at the following link: Mediation Ethics: Truth, Lies, Integrity & Manipulation