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The Authors' Series

A Theory of Mediators’ Ethics: Foundations, Rationale and Application

22 July 2021 | Zoom webinar

The International Law Section and Federal Litigation and Dispute Resolution Section of the Law Council of Australia, and the New South Wales Bar Association invite you to attend a new webinar series titled The Authors' Series. The next upcoming event, A Theory of Mediators’ Ethics: Foundations, Rationale and Application, will feature guest speaker, Dr Omer Shapira and Ms Mary Walker OAM, Chair of the International Law Section. 

Mediation is practiced in many countries, and is becoming more and more widespread in the United States, Europe, the Far East, India, and Australia. The practice of mediation is diverse, and there are literally hundreds of codes of ethics that have been developed and are applicable to mediators in the various jurisdictions.

With that in mind, and in the light of the Singapore Convention on Mediation and the expected growth of international commercial mediation practice, is it feasible to talk about a uniform code of ethics for mediators capable of earning the support of the international community of mediators?


Registration is free, however registration is required. Please note, limited spots available. 

Registration closes 21 July 2021.



Dr Omer Shapira

Dr Omer Shapira is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Ono Academic College, Israel, and a mediator. He teaches courses and seminars on law, ADR, mediation, and mediation ethics at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels and lectures on mediation ethics in mediator training courses, professional conferences, and continuing education programs for mediators.

He is the author of A Theory of Mediators’ Ethics: Foundations, Rationale, and Application (Cambridge University Press, 2016); Use of Power and Influence in Mediation: Practice and Applied Ethics (Ono Academic College Press, 2007) (Heb.); and Mediation Ethics: Codes of Ethics and Dealing with Dilemmas (The Hebrew University Magnes Press, 2018) (Heb.) (coedited with Carmela Zilberstein).

Dr Shapira sits on a Mediator Ethics Committee (Israel) that receives ethical inquiries from practitioners and drafts reasoned ethical opinions that are informed by the theoretical work in which he engages. He also chairs IMI – International Mediation Institute Ethics Committee.

Ms Mary Walker OAM

Chair of the International Law Section.






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For any inquiries about the event, please contact the Section Administator.

Doris Wimmler
ILS Section Administator
T. 02 6246 3758

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