Promoting Informed Use and Best Practices for ADR in Washington
The network of dispute resolution professionals hosted by the Washington State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section
An ADR Section White Paper on including children in mediation by Abby Kostecka, J.D. Candidate 2014, Gonzaga University School of Law:…Continue
Posted by Paul W. McVicker on January 13, 2014 at 9:00am
Here's a link to a very short article summarizing research in Québec, Canada. While the study only appears to have researched the experiences of one professional mediator, the results are interesting. …Continue
Posted by Mark Baumann on January 6, 2014 at 7:45pm
Please see below some information regarding the AAA Higginbotham Fellows Program. Please pass this along if you know of anyone who might be interested in applying for the program. I have contacts with…
Posted by Craig Charles Beles on December 17, 2013 at 11:42am
Fellow ADR section members,
I am writing to give you an update on the Low Bono section formation project. ADR executive committee members Alan Alhadeff, Paul McVicker and myself began an ADR focus group on reduced fee conflict…
Posted by Mark Baumann on August 15, 2013 at 6:30pm
Posted by Paul W. McVicker on July 16, 2013 at 11:22am
Nearly 400 people participated in the Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference this year. Presenters and participants from all over the Northwest (Washington, Oregon & Idaho), and from Arizona, California, Massachusetts, Montana, Texas, Canada…Continue
Posted by Kathleen Wareham on April 16, 2013 at 5:08pm
The Viola J. Taliaferro Family and Children Mediation Clinic and the Indiana University Maurer School of Law have been studying screening for intimate partner violence and/or abuse in family mediation for several years. …Continue
Posted by Paul W. McVicker on April 16, 2013 at 10:30am
Report of the ADR Section Legislative Committee
On April 5, 2013 the Washington Supreme Court entered an Order on the adoption of Collaborative Law Rules. A copy of the complete order with the proposed Rules is here:…Continue
Posted by Paul W. McVicker on April 10, 2013 at 8:00am
Most family law attorneys are familiar with the saying: "A good settlement is when both parties are equally unhappy." Striving for a better outcome than mutual unhappiness, more and more lawyers are learning the Collaborative process to help…Continue
Posted by J. Mark Weiss on February 11, 2013 at 2:25pm
Welcome to the WSBA ADR Section's website and to your ADR network! This is a valuable resource, not just for members of the Section, but for anyone interested in dispute resolution.
It's a place where anyone can learn more about dispute resolution options. Then you can search for a dispute resolution professional, review the profiles of any member and find a professional that you'd like to work with.
It's a place where professionals can come together as colleagues to share ideas and information. Sign-up here on the network, take a look around and see the value in it for you and your practice. Add your voice to the discussions in the members' Forum. Join a group. Participate in the events. Read the newsletters. Learn more about how to use this network. Visit your colleagues' member pages. And be sure to tell us all about yourself in your own profile page. Participate and be a contributor.
This website is also the tool by which the section's committee members communicate with each other and do the work of the section. Everyone else in the section can stay on top of what's going on - seeing what's happening in the various committees and joining in on their work.
ADR Section members do have exclusive resources available only to them. If you're a dispute resolution professional - a lawyer, a mediator, an arbitrator, or something else - join the section if you haven't already and become a member.
This website will be constantly changing as we continue to grow and as we all add content, upload resources, and become active in the discussions. The more it's used the more valuable it will be.
So come on in, take a look around, and make yourself at home.
March 28-29, 2014
21st Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference
The conference was the best-ever - over 400 attending! Thank you to all attending, presenting and sponsoring!
Remember, next year the ABA DR Section Conference is coming to town. Follow us for updates.
The Scrivener’s Dilemma: Mediators Who Draft Settlement Documents: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m., 21st Annual NW Dispute Resolution ConferenceJoin the discussion and find out how this Advisory Opinion may implicate your practice…Continue
Started by Rina Goodman. Last reply by Rina Goodman Mar 12.
Peter Adler, Ph.D., a long time advocate for mediation, published Expectation and Regret: A Look Back at How Mediation has fared in the U.S, as a full article and as a shorter blog post, both available at mediate.com,…Continue
Started by Mark Baumann May 15, 2013.
Started by Anamaria Gil Feb 2, 2013.
Free Collaborative Law Training for all KCBA Collaborative Section MembersThe King County Bar Association was the first county bar association in the country to create a Collaborative Law Section and is taking a new leadership role by being the…Continue
Started by Adrienne Keith Jan 22, 2013.
THOMAS MOORE, author of Care of the Soul, Dark Nights of the Soul and The Re-Enchantment of Everyday Life will be our keynote workshop leader all weekend! Additional speakers will also present on topics to help you revive your soul.The ACR…Continue
Started by Debra Synovec Jan 7, 2013.
The University of Washington School of Law is wanting mentors for first-year law students. They specifically asked for mentors in the field of ADR/Mediation. It's an area that has a lot of student interest and not so many mentors. Your chance to…Continue
Started by WSBA ADR Sep 27, 2012.