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Title: Ethical Issues in Dispute Resolution - 1983 Proceedings, Eleventh Annual Conference
Corporate Author: Soc of Professionals in Dispute Resolution
c/o American Arbitration Assoc
United States of America
Editor(s): C Gold
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 169
Sponsoring Agency: Soc of Professionals in Dispute Resolution
Washington, DC 20018
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: These conference proceedings address various issues in dispute resolution, including ethical considerations, alternatives to big case litigation, the future of family mediation, Federal sector arbitration, and communications in negotiations.
Abstract: The growth of dispute resolution is analyzed, as is the National Academy of Arbitrator's (NAA) growth in membership from 500 in 1980 to 625 in 1983. NAA arbitrator characteristics -- most are male and over 35 -- are discussed; such ethical considerations as compensation, certification, and public responsibility are examined. Arbitrators' professional responsibilities to themselves and to the parties are specified in regard to advertising, collusion, full disclosure, and publication of awards. Mediated negotiation in the public sector is reviewed, and confidentiality is identified as an essential aspect of the mediation process. Binding interest arbitration in transportation disputes, evolving arbitrator development programs, and the transferability of dispute resolution techniques are considered. Professional development, research agendas, and legislative initiatives are reviewed; the future of family mediation is considered; and Federal sector arbitration is discussed. Critical issues in arbitration, including employment opportunities and training, are explored; the media's representation of alternative dispute resolution is detailed. The institutionalization of the dispute resolution process is examined, as well as the duty of fair representation. Also outlined are the arbitration of alcohol and drug abuse cases, communications in negotiations, and the use of computer and word processors in arbitration. Finally, a training film on arbitration, 'Older but Wiser,' is discussed. Approximately 100 references are included.
Index Term(s): Alternative dispute settlement; Arbitration; Code of ethics; Collective bargaining; Mediation; Unions
Note: Conference held October 5-7, 1983.
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