MCLE: Ethical Issues in Mediation

Presented By Stuart Kane LLP

Date: Friday, April 4, 2014

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM
(Lunch will be provided by Merrill Corporation.)

Location: Stuart Kane LLP
620 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(Conference Room – 1st floor)

Speakers: William J. Caplan, Mediator
Of Counsel, Rutan & Tucker, LLP (Costa Mesa)
Tel: (714) 641-5100 • Email:
Donald J. Hamman, Esq.
Partner, Stuart Kane, LLP (Newport Beach)
Tel: (949) 791-5130 • Email:

Protect yourself from being blindsided at mediation.  Know the basics and finer points of mediation ethics.  Mediator William J. Caplan and experienced litigator Donald J. Hamman will provide invaluable insight and the latest updates on this important topic, with 1.0 hours of MCLE Ethics credit.


  • The sources of mediation ethical standards.
  • Mediation disclosure requirements – what you have a right to know!
  • Truth-telling at mediation.
  • Good faith participation in mediation.
  • Improper conduct at mediation and the mediation privilege.
  •  Legal advice from a mediator.
  • Self-determination and mediation coercion.
  • Power imbalances and mediator neutrality.
  • Conflicts of interest and litigation screening walls.
  • Permissible fee arrangements.

This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education Legal Ethics Credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 1.0 hour, as appropriate to the content of the activity.

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