Professor Stephanie Blondell Presents "Legal Advice, Legal Information, Legal Fiction" -- Southern California Mediation Association
Professor Stephanie Blondell presented "Legal Advice, Legal Information, Legal Fiction" at the Southern California Mediation Association's Family Mediation Institute 2022. The conference, titled "People, Process & Passion, Transforming the Culture of Divorce," was held in Palm Springs, California on May 20-22.
From the conference program:
What is Legal Advice? What is Legal Information? Is the answer the same if you are mediating with represented parties or pro pers? What is the Unauthorized Practice of Law? What activities trigger the Attorney-Client Relationship? This workshop provides an overview of the ethical rules and statutes that govern the issue. What is informed decision-making in the context of family law mediations? How does the dissemination of information in a highly regulated context impact this fundamental policy question? After providing this foundation, we will, most importantly, look at the table skills we utilize as mediators to encourage the parties’ informed decisions while avoiding ethical pitfalls.
Additional information may be found at Southern California Mediation