The MCWP Conflict Resolution Day Award is presented annually in October to recognize a member of the Western Pennsylvania community for their outstanding contributions to the field of mediation.
Conflict Resolution Day 2022 Celebration and Program
Thursday, October 20, 2022
Leech Tishman, 525 Wm. Penn Place, 29th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Registration: 4:30 p.m.
Program: 5:00 p.m.
Reception Immediately Following Program
HONORING 2022 CONFLICT RESOLUTION DAY AWARDEE
Selina J. Shultz, Esq, LL.M., Executive Director of The Conflict Lab
1.0 ETHICS CREDIT CLE PROGRAM
HONESTY AMONG LAWYERS: MORAL CHARACTER, GAME FRAMING, AND HONEST DISCLOSURES IN NEGOTIATIONS
Presenters: Taya R. Cohen, Ph.D. & Robert A. Creo, Esq.
Lawyers have broad discretion in deciding how honestly to behave when negotiating. Professional rules of conduct, such as those based on American Bar Association guidelines, generally prohibit outright lying about material facts or statements of the law, yet these guidelines do not offer clear-cut direction about when silence or failure to disclose information constitute misconduct. As such, lawyers are often tasked with striking what at times can be a difficult balance between client advocacy and honesty. What factors might lead lawyers to be more (vs. less) honest in their dealings with others? Dr. Taya Cohen will present the results of a new research study that addresses this question and Robert Creo, Esq. will discuss how these findings relate to the practice of mediation and mediation advocacy. Cohen and Creo will discuss how viewing negotiation through a “game-frame”–that is, seeing negotiation as an adversarial context with arbitrary and artificial rules—puts lawyers at risk of acting dishonestly.
Price: $30 MCWP Members, $45 Non-Members
Questions? Contact Sally Cimini at 412/559-6619 or email@example.com
WITH THANKS TO OUR PLATINUM SPONSORS:
John Noble, Noble Mediation LLC
Robb D. Bunde, Bunde & Roberts, P.C.
WITH THANKS TO OUR GOLD SPONSORS:
Ann Begler, The Begler Group
Sally Griffith Cimini, LEECHTISHMAN
Alicia R. Nocera, Nocera Mediation Services
WITH THANKS TO OUR SILVER SPONSOR:
Bernie Behrend, Behrend Mediation Services
WITH THANKS TO OUR BRONZE SPONSORS:
Amanda C. Cook, Cook & Associates
Tereasa Rerko, Quatrini Law Group