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Much ink has been spilled in recent years on the ethics and standards that should be applied to third party neutrals acting as mediators, arbitrators or evaluators in a variety of "alternative" (or as we now say, "appropriate") dispute resolution fora. Much less ink has been spilled on what could be an even more difficult issue: Should different ethical standards be applied to lawyers who serve as "representatives" inside ADR processes than the usual rules applied to lawyers in their roles as "advocates" or "counselors" in the more traditional adversary system?

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4 Dispute Resol. Mag. 3