The Center for Negotiation and Dispute Resolution (CNDR)’s Director and Professor Sheila Purcell, along with Adjunct Professor John Dean, spoke on ethics in negotiation at the Practicing Law Institute (PLI) Negotiation Training held on January 6, 2021. Adjuncts Kavya Mohankumar and Shirish Gupta also spoke on ADR choices at the day long virtual event. PLI had a record setting 1000 attendees. Thank you and congratulations to Sheila, John, Shirish, and Kavya!

Learn more below or find these programs on the PLI website here.

Understanding the Ethics of Negotiation

Sheila Purcell, John Dean

Ethics in negotiations involve a balance between a lawyer’s obligations of honesty and candor with zealous client advocacy, pursuant to the Model Rules of Professional Responsibility and relevant state provisions. Whether in a transactional or litigated settlement context, lawyers may often find themselves in gray areas. This session will use survey questions on common tactics to frame the discussion.

Considering Alternatives to Trial: Alternative Dispute Resolutions and Mediations

Rishi Batra, Shirish Gupta, Kavya Mohankumar

In the 21st century, counsel needs to competently advise clients on ADR option. In this program, the panelists explore the various ADR options available through court programs and private providers, including mediation, ENE, arbitration and private jury trials. In addition, they’ll provide strategies on preparing for a mediation, as well as managing client expectations.