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Legislative Committee

The Legislative Committee of the WSBA ADR Section

Members: 25
Latest Activity: Jan 24

Stay On Top of Legislative Matters Re ADR!

This is the place for members interested in legislative matters affecting ADR in Washington. The Legislative Committee is tasked with monitoring legislation that may be of interest to our members and making recommendations to the Executive Committee.

Any ADR Section member can join this Legislative Committee group page on the website. You might find yourself becoming active in the Legislative Committee itself! So join the group and stay in touch.

THE LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE MEETS THE 2nd THURSDAY OF EACH MONTH at 8:30 AM.  All meetings are by telephone conference only unless otherwise noted.

Meeting Participants May Call  1-866-577-9294

listen to prompt and enter Pass Code:  5016527 #

Participants may hear music while waiting for Monitor to begin.

  2017-18 Legislative Session Agenda

A special meeting of the Legislative Committee will take place on January 26, 2017 at 8:30 AM by telephone conference (see instructions above). The meeting agenda includes consideration of any newly introduced bills in the 2017-18 Session,  2017-18 Research projects and a review of committee activities, including early mediation rules in family law cases, standards and certification, ethics and mediation with non-represented parties, and more.

Meeting Dates 2017:  Second Thursday of Month by telephone conference @ 8:30 AM.

Working Sub-committees meet separately, please contact the Committee chairperson for information.

 

Discussion

Legislative Committee Special Meeting 1-26-17 8:30AM

Started by Paul W. McVicker Jan 24. 0 Replies

 The legislative committee will meet on Thursday January 26, 2017 at 8:30AM.  The meeting will be by telephone conference at 1-866-577-9294, listen to prompt and enter Pass Code:  5016527 #.The committee will consider various Bills introduced in the…Continue

January 27, 2016 Noon Meeting

Started by Paul W. McVicker. Last reply by Jeff Bean Jan 25, 2016. 1 Reply

January 27 Noon Meeting.  1215 4th Ave, Suite 940, SeattleCall-in information above. ^Agenda: Review of Pending Legislation and determination of recommendations for Executive Committee:                   …Continue

Legislative update and agenda for 1-19-15 committee meeting

Started by Paul W. McVicker. Last reply by John K Butler May 20, 2015. 2 Replies

As you may know, the 2015 regular session of the Washington legislature convened  this Monday.HB 1070 - previous HB 1069 - the International Commercial Arbitration Act was introduced pre-session and was heard in the House Judiciary Committee on…Continue

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Reminder for Noon meeting today of the Legislative Committee

Started by Paul W. McVicker. Last reply by John K Butler Apr 8, 2014. 1 Reply

Don't forget to attend!Continue

Legislative Committee Meeting.

Started by Paul W. McVicker. Last reply by Rina Goodman Mar 11, 2014. 3 Replies

Our next meeting of the Legislative Committee is April 8th at Noon.  Information is on the committee webpage at http://wsba-adr.org/groups/legislativecommittee.Unfortunately, the WICAA,…Continue

MEETING - January 30 Judicary Hearing January 17

Started by Paul W. McVicker. Last reply by Paul W. McVicker Jan 16, 2014. 2 Replies

The next meeting of the Legislative committee will be on January 30 at noon at the offices of Seattle Law and Mediation, P.S. 1214 4th Ave, Suite 940, Seattle.  Call in information is posted above.This is an important meeting during this early part…Continue

Note from the Legislative Committee Chairman – ICAA Forum October 23 - Next Meeting October 31.

Started by Paul W. McVicker. Last reply by Mark Baumann Oct 17, 2013. 1 Reply

 Our forum on the proposed International Commercial Arbitration Act is next Wednesday, October 23, 2013, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  at the WSBA Offices at 1325 4th Avenue, Seattle, Suite 600. Please try to attend.  Bring your friends, co-workers…Continue

Committe Update - Next meeting Sept 17.

Started by Paul W. McVicker. Last reply by Jeff Bean Sep 17, 2013. 1 Reply

Quick update:At the last meeting the committee approved amending 26-09-015 (4), see above.  The proposal is before the ADR Executive Committee.The Forum for the proposed ICAA (International Commercial Arbitration Act) is tentatively set for October…Continue

Comment Wall

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Comment by Rina Goodman on August 20, 2011 at 10:45am
Thank you, Paul.  I'll be there.
Comment by Marilyn J. Endriss on August 19, 2011 at 11:44am
Thanks, Paul.  I will attend the Sep 9 meeting by phone.
Comment by Paul W. McVicker on August 19, 2011 at 11:17am

COMMITTEE MEETING NOTICE

There will be a meeting of the WSBA ADR Section Legislative Committee on Friday September 9, 2011 at 12:00 Noon at the offices of Paul W. McVicker, Suite 940, 1215 4th Ave, Seattle.

 

Agenda includes: 

  1. Fairness Forelcosure Act  - amendments
  2. Uniform Collaborative Law Act/Rules - planning Forum and House Judiciary Committee workgroup
  3. Early mediation rules/legislation Task Force
  4. Other

 

Anyone interested in participating by telephone may call the following toll-free number, and enter the participant pass code.

             Dial

1-888-346-3659

 PARTICIPANT – Pass Code

5016527

 

Comment by Anamaria Gil on June 14, 2011 at 9:34am
Thanks Paul! I will dial in.
Comment by Jeff Bean on June 13, 2011 at 5:00pm
I'm dialing-in to the meeting tomorrow, the 14th! Thanks, Paul.
Comment by Paul W. McVicker on June 1, 2011 at 12:48pm

MEETING NOTICE:

There will be a meeting of the WSBA ADR Section Legislative Committee on Tuesday June 14, 2011 at 12:00 Noon at the offices of Paul W. McVicker, Suite 940, 1215 4th Ave, Seattle.

 

The agenda includes:

 

  1. Fairness Forelcosure Act Mediation Program
    1. Training and initial program establishment
    2. Legislative  review/update - 2012
  2. Uniform Collaborative Law Act/Rules
    1. Continuing focus groups
    2. Public Forum
    3. House Judiciary Committee workgroup
  3. Early mediation rules/legislation Task Force
  4. Other

 Anyone interested in participating by telephone may call the following toll-free number, and enter the participant pass code.

             Dial

1-888-346-3659

 PARTICIPANT – Pass Code

5016527

Comment by Paul W. McVicker on February 11, 2011 at 9:35am

WSBA ADR Legislative Committee

Report from meeting January 27, 2010

 

Several bills currently pending in the legislature were reviewed by the committee. A summary of the bills are outlined below.  Because the legislative proposals are fairly limited in their scope, particularly related to alternative dispute resolution, specifically arbitration or mediation, the committee has declined to make specific recommendations.  However, it was decided to post the pending legislation on the website and to further review the legislation upon further interest or request of members of the section.

 

The Uniform Collaborative Law Act/Rules were discussed and the committee developed a plan for further discussion and consideration of the proposed uniform legislation.  It was agreed that in addition to examining the pro’s and con’s of adoption of its provisions, that the issues of 

a) the scope of its application being limiting to substantive legal areas such as family or domestic law as opposed to all areas of the law, and b) the adoption of the provisions as Court Rules or Legislative Statute should be examined.

 

The committee decided to address these, and other issues related to the proposed legislation, in an open forum/discussion, or a series of such, and to invite other sections, such as Family Law, Litigation, and Probate and Estate to participate in the development and presentation of such events.  In addition, the committee will set up a legislative work session with the House Judiciary Committee sometime before the commencement of the next legislative session.

 

The committee also discussed the issue of early mediation and authorized the establishment of a sub-committee or task force to examine early mediation rules and requirements in the state of Washington and the advisability of uniform requirements for early mediation in court ligitation.

 

 

 

Summary of Pending Legislation:

 

HB 1377 SB 5762

 

Defines qualifications for neutral chairs of arbitration panels.

Requires arbitration panels to consider the employer's financial ability to pay.

The proposed act provides:

(2)  An arbitrator serving as neutral chair for cases under interest arbitration under this section shall be considered qualified if the arbitrator can demonstrate all of the following:

 (a) Current membership in one of the following organizations:

National academy of arbitrators; American arbitration association; or federal mediation and conciliation services;

 (b) A minimum of eight hours of training in the area of public

sector fiscal and budgetary matters. The commission is directed to develop or certify qualifying training programs in consultation with labor and management representatives; and

 (c) Is geographically located in the northwest region of the United States.

 

House: Referred to Committee on Labor & Workforce Development.

Hearing on 2-8.

Senate: Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection

No Hearing

 

 

HB 1503  SB 5434 

 

Authorizes the boards of community and technical colleges to provide additional

compensation to academic employees.

House Committee on Labor & Workforce Development

Hearing Feb 2, Executive Session: Feb 15.

Senate Labor, Commerce & Consumer Protection

No Hearings

 

 

HB 1044  SB 5237

 

Creates the Office of Open Records for the hearing of administrative appeals pertaining to claims arising under the Public Records Act. Establishes appellate procedures and remedies with respect to claims brought before the Office of Open Records and authorizes mediation.

 

Requested by the Attorney General and State Auditor.

 

House: Referred to Sta

Comment by Joshua D. Sundt on January 27, 2011 at 3:29pm

HB 1044 - Establishing an Office of Open Records

This bill's revisions include a provision requiring the administrative law judge to order mediation, at New Section 4(2)(h):

 


(h) Before issuing a final order, the office of administrative hearings must require the parties to an appeal to meet and confer for the purpose of simplification or settlement of issues by agreement. The office of administrative hearings may order mediation where all parties agree to mediation for any issue. The administrative law

judge may stay appeals and time limits required under this section pursuant to a mediation order for the duration of the mediation.

Comment by Paul W. McVicker on January 19, 2011 at 10:16am

MEETING NOTICE:

There will be a meeting of the WSBA ADR Section Legislative Committee on Thursday January 27, 2011 at 3:00 pm at the offices of the WSBA, 1325 Fourth Ave., Ste. 600, Seattle, WA  98101-2539, in the Baker Room.

 

The agenda is:

 

  1. Uniform Collaborative Law Act/Rules
  2. Early mediation rules/legislation
  3. Other

 

Anyone interested in participating by telephone may call the following toll-free number, and enter the participant pass code.

 

             Dial

1-888-346-3659

 PARTICIPANT – Pass Code

5016527

 

Comment by Paul W. McVicker on December 11, 2010 at 11:47am

I started a discussion in forums on the UCLA especially addressing the issue of enactment by statute or rule.  Go make a comment or state an opinion!

 

 
 
 

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