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Journal on Alternative Dispute Resolution Offers ADR/Ethics CLE January 20

The Collision of Two Ideals: Legal Ethics and the World of Alternative Dispute Resolution
January 20, 2005, 8 a.m. – 3:45 p.m.
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

ADR SymposiumAt the core of many forms of alternative dispute resolution is an ideal of non-adversarial, participatory, and creative problem-solving. What happens when this vision collides with traditional notions of legal ethics? The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution and The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law will host a one-day symposium that brings together eleven leading national legal scholars to examine this intersection.

The opening panel explores the current standards and guidelines governing lawyers and ADR and assesses their adequacy. The mid-morning panel looks to the future and discusses the potential for new ethical regulations better suited for ADR.

In the afternoon, the presenters turn from the ideal to the practical, focusing on suggestions for practitioners and third-party neutrals on how to avoid the pitfalls inherent in a world where legal ethics and alternative dispute resolution collide.

All alumni and friends are invited to attend this stimulating and timely event. Details on CLE credit, program and registration can be found at http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/jdr/symposium.html.