The Georgia Commission on Dispute Resolution encourages neutrals to follow all applicable rules and standards. The Ethical Standards for Mediators are set forth in Appendix C of the Georgia Supreme Court Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules. The opinions of the Committee on Ethics further clarify what is acceptable practice.
The Commission handles purported ethics complaints against mediators who are registered with the Georgia Office of Dispute Resolution (GODR) and who serve in Georgia court-connected cases. Fully understanding the ethical framework significantly reduces your chances of having a complaint filed against you.