A graduate of the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and the University of Connecticut School of Law, Ms. Espinosa is an arbitrator, mediator, and certified organizational ombudsman practitioner, specializing in the resolution of workplace disputes. She is a member of a number of labor arbitration rosters and panels and also serves as a hearing officer for the City of New York Department of Education. She also serves as a mediator on the Nuclear Regulatory Commission panel, assisting in the resolution of disputes involving regulatory matters as well as whistleblower complaints. Ms. Espinosa serves as a part-time faculty member at the University of Maryland Baltimore County and Montgomery College.
Strong ethical awareness is an essential competency for mediators and arbitrators. Alternative Dispute Resolution is no longer a risk-free environment for mediators and other neutrals. As codes of conduct and grievance processes proliferate and second-guessing and litigation increase, you must become better aware of the variety of ethical dilemmas you will face.
Ethics in Mediation and Arbitration improves your ethical awareness and develops your competency for addressing sticky ethical situations. In this course you'll gain the clarity about the ethics of neutral roles and practice techniques to apply in practice. Sarah Miller Espinosa, a skilled neutral and expert in ethics, will guide you as you explore complex and real situations and cases that present ethical challenges. This work will prepare you to act ethically in your work as a neutral.
- Shape expectations and handle or avoid ethical problems
- Examine the critical role of context, party expectations, and how variations in ADR settings impact your conduct as a neutral
- Explore how outcomes may vary under potentially relevant legislation, rules, and other authorities