Dispute Resolution, Ethics

Dispute Resolution: Ethics (Mediation/CME)

CLE and CME Series

The use of mediation as an alternative means to litigation to resolve civil disputes and the adoption of Tennessee Supreme Court Rule 31 is the single most important development in the practice of law. Yep, you are in the right place for mediation ethics. So, strap in, and prepare to be poked and prodded by the Professor Joe Manuel. He will discuss . . . if “I CAN SNITCH NOW” . . . by disclosing “confidential information” or “conduct” that he learned/observed while serving as one of them Tennessee Supreme Rule 31 Listed Neutrals.

CME Credit: This course has been approved for Mediation Ethics CME credit. After the presentation, please download the certificate of attendance by clicking the paperclip icon above the speaker. This certificate will need to be submitted to the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC). The AOC’s contact information is listed on the form. TBA will automatically file this course for CLE credit.

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CME Hours

What a treat to watch this online CLE/CME course. Joe Manuel was an interesting and informative speaker.

Excellent presentation.

I liked the examples.

Very relevant. Need more topics on mediation ethics.

Very thought provoking - thanks for a great presentation.

Non-assertive conduct is a slippery slope; better to not testify as to anything as an attorney or it could seriously harm the mediation process.

THE SLOPE CAN BE VERY SLIPPERY WHEN we start to move away from total protection of mediation confidentiality.

Very nice and interesting presentation. Lots of good issues raised that I've faced in mediations as well. I do wish there were more concrete answers/ suggestions presented in response to the issues.

Very interesting presentaton..

Look for "unless otherwise required by law" in Rule 31. Consider what to do about bad faith participation in mediation including using Rule 16 and Rule 31 and ask for sanctions.

Good presenter, good content.

He brought out some very concerning issues facing today's mediator. I am grateful for the insight!

I was not aware of the complications that have come about by the changes in the laws. I am grateful to have participated in this CLE.


This course is no longer available for purchase.

Course InformationHighlights
  • Flexible to your schedule
  • Viewable on desktop or mobile devices
  • Discount for Dispute Resolution Section members
  • Approved for Mediation Ethics CME Credit
  • Approved for Ethics CLE Credit
Course Credits Dual Credits: 1.00
General Credits: 0.00
Total Credits: 1

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to cle@tnbar.org for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.