By Stuart Reed | Being present, authentic, patient, and committed to integrity are aims of mindfulness. These same qualities can help mediators avoid ethical pitfalls and better serve mediation participants.
By Larry Gaughan | Many retired judges call the process they use mediation, but a good look at what they do shows that it has almost all of the characteristics of the adversarial litigation system. One basic principle of every set of mediator ethics is that mediation not be coercive. When there are very long meetings (sometimes past midnight), often with a trial date close at hand,