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Lawyers' participation in mediation and professional ethical disposition


Rundle, O, Lawyers' participation in mediation and professional ethical disposition, Legal Ethics, 18, (1) pp. 46-68. ISSN 1460-728X (2015) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/1460728x.2015.1090781


The ways that lawyers approach mediation vary considerably and there is value in contemplating potential explanations for the adoption of particular participatory roles. This article considers how ethical orientation to legal practice might correlate with the nature of lawyers' participation in mediation, using three of Rundle's models of lawyer participation in mediation. Role choices by lawyers who approach legal practice through the professional ethical lenses described by Parker and Evans are hypothesised, uncovering a range of potential explanations for and motivations behind lawyers' behaviour in mediation. The discussion provides an opportunity for critical self-reflection by legal practitioners and better interprofessional understanding between lawyers and mediators.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Legal systems
Research Field:Legal practice, lawyering and the legal profession
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Rundle, O (Dr Olivia Rundle)
ID Code:104907
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Faculty of Law
Deposited On:2015-11-25
Last Modified:2018-03-08

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