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“RULE 31 QUICK FINDER”
A TOPICAL INDEX IN SEARCHABLE PDF FORMAT TO THE RULES GOVERNING MEDIATION IN TENNESSEE WITH LINKS TO THE FULL TEXT:
TN SCT RULE 31
RULES PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT 2.4
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MEDIATOR TESTIMONY---PATCHING THE DOME . . .
By: Joe E. Manuel, Esquire a/k/a “The ADR Professor”
Confidentiality and Non-disclosure of the Mediation proceedings are fundamental concepts that permeate our court annexed Alternative Dispute Resolution process---Supreme Court Rule 31.1 Indeed, Mediation proceedings were supposed to be shielded from disclosure and wrapped in a “Dome” of confidentiality. Unfortunately, Mediators have increasingly found themselves in the middle of post mediation disputes wherein a party has sought to force the Mediator to testify to matters occurring within the Mediation. As a result, the “Dome of Confidentiality” began to leak.Read More About This...
Joe submitted this Comment to the Tennessee Supreme Court regarding a proposed change in Rule 31. Joe argued in favor of more flexibility for Mediators assisting with the Parenting Plan.... More