Use A Mediator, Get Disbarred

Law360, New York (July 26, 2011, 1:55 PM EDT) -- Can your mediator expose you to the risk of professional discipline for ethical misconduct? Yes.

Can you protect yourself from that risk? Yes.

You are at risk because so many mediators are liars. Yes, liars. When you know that a mediator will even lie to your own client to bag a settlement, that lying is imputed to you, and lying to your own client can get you disbarred.

Fortunately, lying to your own client really isn’t necessary to get cases settled. Honest mediators get cases settled...
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