Committee on Legal Issues Affecting People with Disabilities
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Mediation Capacity and Self-Determination: A Recommendation On The Model Standards Of Conduct(07/08/03)
The recommended revision of the Model Standards of Conduct, submitted by the ADR Committee and the Committee on Legal Issues Affecting People with Disabilities of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, addresses the current bias that mediation capacity has a primary impact on people with disabilities. The recommendation points out that when capacity issues arise, whether disability-related or not, the mediator has an ethical obligation to explore the issues with the party.