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Legislative Committee

The Legislative Committee of the WSBA ADR Section

Members: 23
Latest Activity: Apr 8

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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 LegCom group page on the website. You might find yourself becoming active in the LegCom itself! So join the group and stay in touch.

LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE ACTION ITEMS

The ADR Legislative Committee meets monthly on the 2nd Tuesday at noon. Meeting times are subject to change.  Please check this webpage for current information.


SUPRREME COURT PROPOSES COLLABORATIVE LAW RULES

On April 5, 2013 the Washington Supreme Court entered an Order on the adoption of Collaborative Law Rules.   A copy of the order is here:  Aoril 5 2013 Order on adoption of Collaborative Law Rules

Comments on the proposed Rules may be made to the Court within 60 days of the publication of the proposed Rules.  The comment period ends 6-30-13.

It might be noted that the Rules adopted by the Washington Supreme Court were recommended by the WSBA Rules Committee as recommended by the ADR Section of the WSBA and the  ADR Section's Legislative Committee.

 

Next Meeting:

Thursday, April 8, 2014, Noon.

The next meeting of the legislative committee will be April 8, 2014 at Noon  at the offices of Seattle Law and Mediation, 1215 4th Ave, Suite 940, Seattle at 12:00 Noon, date to be announced.

Legislative Committee Agenda:

ICAA Proposed Internat’l Commercial Arbitration Act – Status report. (Passed House 95-2, failed to get out of Senate Committee)  What next?

Early Mandatory parenting mediation    HB 1353.

       ADR CLE on Early Mediation programs -  February 14, 2014 - Report

       What's next.

Family Law Mediations -  

          -  research Study - UW

         Proposed amendment to 26.09.15(4) (below)  Status.

Mediation Standards:

      Joint task force on mediation standards and certification.

      Child inclusive mediation standards

      -research study: Gonzaga University Law School - Abby Kostecka Published on

            our ADR website under News and Articles

Mediation and Ethics -  Opinions and rules.  Advisory Opinion 2223

       Status Report

Meeting schedule

UMA/FFA – incorporation of UMA  - status report

 

Other:

  

Call in information:

 Meeting Participants

 Dial 1-866-577-9294

 listen to prompt and enter Pass Code:  5016527

Participants may hear music while waiting for Monitor to begin.

 

Approved by Executive Committee

Current 26.09.015:

26.09.015 Mediation Proceedings

 (4) The mediator shall assess the needs and interests of the child or
children involved in the controversy and may interview the child or
children if the mediator deems such interview appropriate or necessary.

 

Proposed Change: delete in entirety.

    (4) The mediator shall assess the needs and interests of the child or
children involved in the controversy and may interview the child or
children if the mediator deems such interview appropriate or necessary.

 

 

Discussion

Reminder for Noon meeting today of the Legislative Committee

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

Don't forget to attend!Continue

Legislative Committee Meeting.

Started by Paul W. McVicker. Last reply by Rina Goodman Mar 11. 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. 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

August 20, 2013 meeting Agenda

Started by Paul W. McVicker Aug 19, 2013. 0 Replies

I've posted the agenda for the meeting on Tuesday August 20 on the Legislative Page:http://wsba-adr.org/group/legislativecommittee Note the proposed amendments to 26.09.015.Continue

Forum for ICAA - International Commercial Arbitration Act - new RCW 7.04B

Started by Paul W. McVicker. Last reply by Paul W. McVicker Aug 23, 2013. 7 Replies

Any thoughts on a form for the proposed Act?  Thoughts about timing? We could have it at the WSBA Conference Center if available.  Alternatively the WSBA Offices are a possibility as well.  The advantage of both is that we can webcast the…Continue

Tags: Arbitration, International, Commercial

Committee meeting July 16, 2013

Started by Paul W. McVicker Jun 27, 2013. 0 Replies

The next meeting of the Legislative Committee will be July 16, 2013 at noon.  The agenda, meeting details, and instructions for telephone conference participation are posted on our webpage.  Major issues to be addressed include International…Continue

Comment Wall

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Comment by Jeff Bean on February 12, 2013 at 12:06pm

I'm on the conference call - are we still meeting?

Comment by Paul W. McVicker on December 14, 2012 at 4:57am

The Legislative Committee  will meet on Wednesday December 19th at 1215 4th Ave, Suite 940, Seattle, at 5:00p.m.  Participation may also be by telephone: Dial 1-866-577-9294 PARTICIPANT – Pass Code 5016527

 

The Agenda follows:

 - UCLR --  Status of UCLR/A work group. Status on legislation/rules.

 - FFA Mediation -  How do we best use the recently completed work-study project on the UMA application to the FFA.

 - Work -study project 2013 – Status on early mediation in family law cases with children. Identifying other studies

 - Early ADR -- status reports

 - Qualification of mediators --   Status of  ABA Section on International Law Family Law Committee standards for the qualifications of mediators

- RCW 26.09.015- Mediation Proceedings status and discussion.

- Model Arbitration Act

- Apology Legislation related to air

- Other Business

Comment by Jeff Bean on June 11, 2012 at 3:12pm

Budget thought: I'd like to see us fund a scholarship/fellowship for 2013 with the thought this would reinstitute the program we had before and be an on-going project. Unlike this year, with advance planning it could be more merit-based and include all three law schools. Could be a great way to engage with them. Unlike the previous program we stopped, this time I'd like to see it each year focus on providing an academic research product on a subject that advances our mission. We could set the topic or use the applicants' ideas as criteria. (This program doesn't necessarily need to be a LegComm-thing at all, but since we did it in 2012, we can be the ones to suggest it for 2013.)

Comment by Jeff Bean on May 3, 2012 at 3:27pm

BOG March Minutes finally posted. Include discussion of UCLA/R.

Comment by Jeff Bean on March 20, 2012 at 11:48am

FYI, ExecComm approved a motion for a scholarship this summer to provide legal research project regarding the intersection of the UMA and foreclosure mediation programs. Paul's tied-up in trial, so I'll start the two things that need to happen:

  • get authorization from WSBA Dep Dir for Finance for spending from fund balance, and how to make payments to the scholar;
  • contacting Alan Kirtley, which the motion explicitly said we should seek to coordinate with.

I'll keep all apprised here, and if anyone else wants to be in on those discussions, let me know and I'll copy you in. (Paul, you'll be copied-in, of course!)

Comment by Jeff Bean on March 6, 2012 at 5:26pm

Rep. Orwall just informs that the FFA amendments, amended onto HB 2614, just passed the house. 

Comment by Jeff Bean on March 6, 2012 at 10:10am

Kathryn's update:

Finally, some good news…in the great tradition of The Princess Bride, the FFA was only mostly dead after the coup on the Senate floor this past Friday…and Rep. Orwall and others have moved mountains and they figured out a way to resuscitate the FFA.

Last night, the FFA (HB 2421) wasamended onto HB 2614, an act relating to residual debts following short sales of owner-occupied residential property secured by deeds of trust.  The title of the bill has also been amended and will now be:  An act relating to assisting homeowners in crisis by providing alternatives, remedies, and assistance.  (Note:  Changing the title of a House bill is very difficult to do, so they must have full agreement in the House on this maneuver.) 

The bill was voted off the Senate floor 47-1.  We’re not quite done -- it now goes back to the House for final passage…

I've added a link to the new bill above.

Comment by Courtney Kaylor on March 4, 2012 at 2:22pm

Disappointing!

Comment by Jeff Bean on March 3, 2012 at 11:52am

Kathryn advises that it appears both our bills - UCLA and FFA amendments - were part of the collateral damage to the parliamentary maneuver on the Senate floor last night. They and all other unpassed policy bills are now dead for the session. Unless there's some legislative defib equipment we don't know about, it looks like they're gone. 

Comment by Jeff Bean on February 29, 2012 at 3:02pm

Kathyrn Leathers advises that the FFA technical fix bill is now on it's last leg of it's journey, on the Senate floor.

 
 
 

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