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Ethics in Mediation with Hon. Michael J. Sullivan Episode 11

Ethics in Mediation with Hon. Michael J. Sullivan

· 01:04:41

Time Schedule: 60 minutes

Summary of Topics Covered:

  • Introduction
  • Mediator Duty of Competency
  • Balancing Zealous Advocacy and Working Towards Resolution
  • Do Mediators Give Legal Advice
  • Does a Client Have the Right to Make a Stupid Decision
  • Good Faith in Mediation
  • Communications with Parties and Attorneys

Instructor Hon. Michael J. Sullivan, Esq. Bio

  • Partner Brow, Drew, Massey & Sullivan
  • Governor of Wyoming 1986 & 1990
  • Instructor Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics
  • US Ambassador to Ireland 1998-2001
  • Mediator
  • Service
  • Chairman of the National County Hospital Board
  • Chairman of the Wyoming Board of Bar Examiners
  • Chairman of the Western Governors Association
  • Chairman of the National Governors’ Association Executive Board

J.D., University of Wyoming, 1964
B.S., University of Wyoming, 1961

Creators and Guests

Justin Victor Kallal
Justin Victor Kallal
Justin is a retired Wyoming trial lawyer whose career focused on representing injured individuals and workers. WyoLawPod is an opportunity for him to have interesting conversations with fascinating lawyers and give listeners free CLE credit.
Michael J. Sullivan
Michael J. Sullivan
The Honorable Michael J. Sullivan, among the first recipients of the College's petroleum engineering degree, used his engineering education and training in arenas far removed from the oil patch. After practicing as a Casper business and trial lawyer for 22 years, he embarked on a political career that resulted in his election as two-term Governor of Wyoming and appointment as United States Ambassador to Ireland. Sullivan won the 1986 governor's race in his first attempt at political office. He was re-elected in 1990. The Honorable Michael J. Sullivan In addition to chairing the Western Governor's Association and serving on the Executive Board of the National Governor's Association, Sullivan represented Wyoming and served as Chair of the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission. In 1995 Sullivan returned to private practice in Casper and in 1996 spent a semester as a Fellow of the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. President Bill Clinton named Mike Sullivan as United States Ambassador to Ireland in 1998. After serving in Ireland for 2 ½ years under both the Clinton and Bush administrations, Sullivan returned to Wyoming and the practice of law.


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