Despite its richness, I believe that there are three features of the study that raise both conceptual and practical difficulties. They are: (1) its methodology for identifying ethical dilemmas; (2) its presumptions regarding the extent to which public policy can or should address some or all of the mediator's dilemmas; and (3) its applicability to mediator roles and dilemmas in contexts outside a court-referral system. I consider each of these features below.



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