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Ethics in Mediation

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

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60 minutes

San Diego County Bar Association


Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mediation


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Presented by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the San Diego County Bar Association
This program is worth 1.0 Ethics MCLE Credit

Hon. Randa Trapp, Retired Judge, Superior Court of San Diego County
Charles H. Dick, Jr., Esq., Arbitrator & Mediator, JAMS

Mediation was already inevitable before the pandemic closed courthouse doors, and for now, jury trials are a rarity. When courts open fully for civil litigation, it will take years to clear the backlog. Mediation becomes all-the-more important. This panel presentation is designed for advocates who represent clients in mediation, and provides key lessons in ethical obligations including:

- Is serving as litigation counsel a different role than mediation advocacy?
- What does “confidentiality” in mediation really mean?
- What is counsel’s obligation to prepare the client for mediation?
- What does it mean to keep a client informed?
- What is “good faith” participation in mediation?
- Is there a place for threats or belligerence in mediation?
- How much does a client need to understand about the mediation process?
- Does puffery breach the duty of candor?

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Hon. Randa Trapp
Retired Judge - Superior Court of San Diego County

Hon. Randa Trapp (ret.), JAMS San Diego Judge Trapp served 18 years on the San Diego Superior Court bench, including 10 years... Read More

Charles H. Dick, Jr.

Mr. Dick’s career as a trial lawyer spanned 50-plus years and involved litigation and arbitration of complex business and... Read More

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