Important Ethical Issues in Negotiation and Mediation

Important Ethical Issues in Negotiation and Mediation


Alan Parry wrote an article entitled “Important Ethical Issues in Negotiation and Mediation,” which was published in the November 2016 edition of The Litigator, the official publication of the Litigation Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. The article addresses and explains some of the key rules and ethics opinions that apply in the context of settlement negotiation and mediation.

The Litigation Section is one of the largest sections of the NCBA. Its membership includes lawyers statewide who focus a substantial portion of their practice on civil litigation, including both plaintiff and defense attorneys. Alan has long been an active member of the Litigation Section, and currently serves as Treasurer on the Litigation Section Council. In addition to his statewide litigation practice, Alan is also a mediator, certified by the NC Dispute Resolution Commission to conduct mediations in Superior Court cases and estate and guardianship matters. He is regularly appointed by courts and selected by parties to serve as a mediator in cases around the State.