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
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
In 2012, the WSBA Rules of Professional Conduct Committee issued Advisory Opinion #2223, concluding that lawyers acting as a mediator may not ethically write up a Property Settlement Agreement, Order of Child Support, or Parenting Plan for…Continue
Posted by Mark Baumann on December 19, 2012 at 2:46pm
Posted by Paul W. McVicker on December 14, 2012 at 4:34am
Lawyers are, at least in large part, problem solvers. As litigators we deal with vibrant conflict, disputants who want to resolve their differences ... or not. As transactional lawyers we deal with the possibility for conflict in the future and…Continue
Posted by John Shaffer on July 8, 2011 at 4:30pm
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.
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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.
Started by Anamaria Gil Feb 2.
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.
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.
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.
This has been a rich, busy, and exciting year for the ADR Section (watch for the Annual Report), with much more in the pipeline (watch for announcements) for the new term.The new membership year begins on Monday, October 1st. Please remember to…Continue
Started by Rina Goodman. Last reply by Jeff Bean Oct 2, 2012.