LEO: Alternative Dispute Resolution Service LE Op. 590
Alternative Dispute Resolution Service.
May 17, 1985
It is not improper for an attorney/employee of a corporate alternative
dispute resolution service to provide legal information to the clients of
the service so long as the clients understand that the information is
being provided by the attorney as a mediator.
It is not improper for an attorney to include, or allow the inclusion of,
his professional status in the advertising of the service.
It is improper for an attorney, who has served as a mediator between
parties, to represent either of said parties in the subject matter of the
It is improper for an attorney to render legal advice to the clients of
the service if the organization of the mediation service includes other
professional disciplines. [ DR:2-101(A), DR:3-103 and Canon 5]
Committee Opinion May 17, 1985
See also LE Op. 1368.