Conflict Resolution Day

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.  ​

Registration:  4:30 p.m.

Program:  5:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 20, 2022

Reception Immediately Following Program

Leech Tishman, 525 Wm. Penn Place, 29th Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

HONORING 2022 CONFLICT RESOLUTION DAY AWARDEE

Selina J. Shultz, Esq, LL.M., Executive Director of The Conflict Lab

1.0 CLE CREDIT 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

To Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mcwp-conflict-resolution-day-2022-10-ethics-cle-and-award-program-tickets-427666340537

Questions?  Contact Sally Cimini at 412/559-6619 or scimini@leechtishman.com

WITH THANKS TO OUR PLATINUM SPONSOR:

John Noble, Noble Mediation LLC

WITH THANKS TO OUR GOLD SPONSORS:

Ann Begler, The Begler Group

Sally Griffith Cimini, LEECHTISHMAN

WITH THANKS TO OUR BRONZE SPONSORS:

Amanda C. Cook, Cook & Associates

Quatrini Law Group