The Ethical Neutral: What Must Be Disclosed In Mediation (via Law360)

A mediator with a national practice and decades of litigation experience, Bruce Friedman often contributes his thoughts on the Alternative Dispute Resolution process to well-respected legal publications. In this Law360.com article, Bruce addresses the confusion among lawyers and mediators over conflict-of-interest and disclosure requirements applicable to mediators in California. “Lawyers and mediators must know and…

The Ethical Neutral

I have encountered some confusion among lawyers and mediators over conflict of interest and disclosure requirements applicable to mediators in California.  Some say there are no requirements at all.  Others say that there are rules requiring disclosure.  Turns out, both sides are right.  In court ordered mediations conducted by panel mediators, California Rules of Court,…

Conducting a Multicultural Mediation

In our multi-cultural society, disputes arise between individuals from different ethnic, racial and cultural backgrounds and between businesses, both domestic and international, run by these individuals.  The cultural background of the parties to a litigated dispute plays an important role in how they approach dispute resolution generally and their comfort level with the negotiating process.…

Bruce A. Friedman Publishes Article on Insurance Coverage Mediations

Bruce A. Friedman, a mediator and arbitrator with a national practice, was recently published in Law360. Drawing on his more than 35 years of litigation experience, Bruce drafted a brief article describing the issues many litigators face during a mediation for an insurance coverage and bad faith claim. In the article, Bruce also provided solutions for all parties, including the mediator.

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