CLE Free for Joint ADR Committee Members
Mark 1-2:10 p.m. Sept. 30 on your calendars now and plan to join the Joint ADR Committee of the VBA and VSB.
We will offer a one-hour, free (to members of the Joint Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee) CLE webinar. Not a member? You can still register and attend. Registrants will be considered to have signed up to join the Joint Committee. The VBA will invoice nonmembers $25 for annual membership dues to the Joint ADR Committee. Payment is due upon receipt of invoice.
Frank Morrison, Esq., and Kimberly Fauss, Esq., will present "Challenging Ethical Questions in Negotiation: Informed Consent and Disclosures for Advocates and Neutrals." They will walk through ethical hypotheticals with webinar participants.
After you register, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
The program has been approved for 1 MCLE Credit (Ethics) and .5 hour of General and .5 hour of Ethics CME Credit.
Negotiation is shaped by the choices clients make. How do we interact with the other side and how much information do we share? These questions are embedded in the choice of process for resolving the dispute. Often lawyers make these decisions implicitly for their clients based on an assessment of client goals and ability or willingness to participate in the negotiation.
But the ethics of practice - whether as a lawyer or a mediator - is about making these implicit assumptions explicit.
This webinar will explore the ethical requirements for lawyers and mediators to shine light explicitly on confidentiality and disclosure when providing information about the choice of process for negotiation with clients as well as how we work with opposing counsel. Too much caution about sharing information may have a chilling effect; not enough caution may place a client in jeopardy when confidences are revealed.
About the Instructors
Frank Morrison and Kimberly Fauss will walk through ethical hypotheticals with webinar participants.
Morrison frequently lectures, leads training and writes about mediation and collaborative practice and family law. He is a partner at Phillips, Morrison, Johnson & Ferrell in Lynchburg. In addition to being a current member of the Joint ADR Committee, he has served as its chair and also has led the VBA Domestic Relations Section Council.
Fauss practices collaborative law and mediation exclusively. She is based in Richmond at New Growth Ventures LLC and serves on the faculty of the Collaborative Practice Training Institute. Fauss serves on the board of directors of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and on the Joint ADR Committee Council.
Learn More and Join
Visit the Joint ADR Committee page to learn more about this group of attorneys interested in further alternative dispute resolution in its many forms as it develops in Virginia.
There are two ways to join the Joint ADR Committee. Which you use depends on whether you are a VBA member or VBA nonmember. Both require Joint ADR Committee members to have a profile on this site. Annual dues are $25.
VBA members can simply add enrollment in the Joint ADR Committee to their membership.
VBA Members: Join Our Section
Members of the Virginia State Bar who are not members of the VBA join the group by selecting "Non-Member Joint ADR" as your member type. You will be prompted to create a username and password and fill out profile and payment information.
VBA Nonmembers: Join Our Section