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Recent developments in professional ethics: Implications for arbitrators and advocates.

An examination of the ethics of arbitrators advertising their services, including employment arbitration and mediation; of furnishing training to solely one party; and of serving as an expert witness. Amendment of the Code of Professional Responsibility in 1996, to permit the providing of accurate and objective information about an arbitrator, is also discussed.

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The report of the Committee on whether, as a matter of NAA policy, the current ban on advertising, contained in the Code of Professional Responsibility for Arbitrators of Labor-Management Disputes, should be continued.

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Anecdotal review of the influence on arbitrators’ services and the arbitration process from arbitrators’ need for joint acceptability by the parties. Discusses perceptions regarding ways in which arbitrators try to maintain or improve acceptability and are manipulated by parties. Also discusses techniques to maintain or gain acceptability. Ruminates on the desirability of research on this …

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