March 16, 2012 Proceedings Database
A discussion of the ethical responsibilities of arbitrators, including the duty to disclose any factor that a reasonable person might regard as material. Methods of disclosure are also discussed. Hypotheticals are offered, to illustrate the range of what should be disclosed.
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.
Appendices A, Standards and conduct for labor arbitrators; B, Code of ethics and procedural standards for labor-management arbitration; C, Report of the committee on ethics: May 1, 1953; D, Education and training of arbitrators; and E, Survey of the arbitration profession in 1952. Appendices A, B, and C summarize suggestions for the form, scope and …