Shelf Number: 1500 - 05
This set of guidelines was developed to assist Virginia mediators in avoiding the unauthorized practice of law (UPL) when providing mediation services. The guidelines consist of three chapters. Chapter 1 is an introduction that traces the historical development of UPL rules and helps define the specific UPL issues that are relevant to mediation. Chapter 2 discusses the difference between legal informatin and legal advice and gives specific examples of which mediator activities are permissible and which may constitute the practice of law. Chapter 3 discusses the issue of mediators drafting agreements for disputants without contravening the various statutes, UPL rules, and ethical standards that govern mediators in Virginia.
Available Media: Print
Producer: Supreme Court of Virginia