Today, the American Health Lawyers Association ("AHLA") Alternative Dispute Resolution Service ("ADR Service") advised its roster of Dispute Resolvers that the Executive Committee of the AHLA has adopted The Code of Ethics for Arbitrators in Commercial Disputes (the "Code"). This replaces the ADR Service's Code of Ethics for Arbitrators.
The Code was originally adopted by the American Arbitration Association ("AAA") in conjunction with the ABA, and is the standard used by the AAA and other ADR organizations nationwide. This change eliminates the need for arbitrators appointed by the ADR Service to apply a different set of standards from those they use in other settings.
[Image: Mirror Image, by Keith Ellwood, August 13, 2009]