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Deskbook Committee


Deskbook Committee

The former standing committee charged with determining the feasibility of updating a published ADR Deskbook. On making its report in 2010, recommending a hardcopy deskbook not be published, the committee was disbanded.

Members: 9
Latest Activity: Dec 14, 2010

Committee Resources

The Deskbook Committee of the WSBA ADR Section undertook an extensive review of the feasibility of publishing a new ADR Deskbook. It recommended that a new ADR Deskbook not be published at this time. The Executive Committee concurred.

The Deskbook Committee did recommend that we continue to explore how to publish high-quality and even scholarly pieces, of the type one would find in a conventional printed deskbook using new publishing and media methods. Specific mention has been made of using a wiki.

So the work of the deskbook committee, as it was formed, is complete.

Thank you to all who have worked on the Deskbook Committee, to chairs Heather van Nuys and David Black, WSBA staff Margaret Morgan, Professor Terry Foster and everyone who has provided input and comment.

If you are interested in the on-going question of publishing articles and best-practices work, please join in the conversation at the Media & Communications Committee group and join the committee!

- Jeff Bean, ADR Section Chair (2011)

* DESKBOOK - Report & TOC [proposed] - Jan. 2010

* Survey (data).xls
* SurveySummary_09302010.pdf
* Draft Table of Contents - Survey Version

WSBA CLE contact: Margaret Morgan, JD
Associate Dir., WSBA CLE Dept.
(206) 727-8250

Seattle University: Terry Foster
Professor, Business School
(206) 296-5721



Started by David H. Black. Last reply by David H. Black Aug 4, 2010. 1 Reply

Based on the survey interest results and forecasted lack of financial viability, the Deskbook Committee determined and recommended to the Executive Committee that it modify the deskbook initiative to…Continue

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Started by David H. Black Jun 18, 2010. 0 Replies

TOC:  WSBA_ADR_DESKBOOK_DRAFT_TOC1.docComments on TOC appreciated prior to July 5th.Next tele-meeting (week…Continue

Tags: washington, contents, adr, Deskbook

Law Library Use of ADR Deskbook

Started by Jeff Bean. Last reply by David H. Black Jun 9, 2010. 1 Reply

Sat with a bunch of law librarians at the ATJ conference. Without prompting, Rita Dermody, Director of King County's, asked "when are you going to revise the ADR deskbook?" All were adamant that it…Continue

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Comment by David H. Black on June 7, 2010 at 10:19am
Suggested Next Steps:

(1) Invite more participation in committee and firm up next meeting (pre June 18). Include someone from WSBA who has done before

(2) objective for next meeting: define concrete steps for accomplishing desk book, list out, timeline, and budget. Pick Chair.


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