Promoting Informed Use and Best Practices for ADR in Washington
The Legislative Committee of the WSBA ADR Section
Latest Activity: Apr 25
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
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.
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.
Meeting Aril 25, 2013, Twilight of 2013 Legislative Session and Look Forward to 2014..
The next meeting of the legislative committee will be on April 25, 2013 - at the offices of Seattle Law and Mediation, 1215 4th Ave, Suite 940, Seattle at 12:00 Noon.
Legislative Committee Agenda:
End of 2013 Session Summary – Look forward to 2014 Session
UCLA – expected pass, UCLR proposed by WA Supreme Court with comments pending.
UAA amendment re: application of limitations – expected pass
HB 1353 Early mandated parenting mediation amendment to Family Mediation 26.09.015 – failed to pass House Judiciary Committee
Look Forward to 2014
UCLA – possible amendment to conform to rules??
UAA Review and the UN Internat’l Commercial Arbitration Model Act – sub-committee report
UMA/FFA – incorporation of UMA and use of ADR sponsored research study Harmonizing Washington’s Foreclosure Fairness Act with Core Mediation Principals
Early Mandatory parenting mediation – study of early mediation/parenting mediation protocols through UW Law School, development of education/discussion programs and events/CLE. Revisit HB 1353.
Family Law Mediations - 26.09.15 Amendment to amend re: mediator assessment of needs of children/ reveiew of section.
Additional research studies: Gonzaga University Law School, child inclusive mediation, mediator standards and licensing.
International Child Custody Mediation – report on ABA Internat’l Section protocols/report.
Call in information:
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The next meeting of the legislative committee will be on April 25, 2013 - at the offices of Seattle Law and Mediation, 1215 4th Ave, Suite 940, Seattle at 12:00 Noon.Legislative Committee Agenda:End of 2013 Session Summary – Look forward to 2014…Continue
Started by Paul W. McVicker. Last reply by Jeff Bean Apr 25.
The Legislative Committee at its meeting on Abe Lincoln’s birthday (Feb 12), recommended the that the ADR Section by its Executive Committee adopt the following resolutions. Please suggest any corrections or necessary changes to reflect the…Continue
Started by Paul W. McVicker. Last reply by Jeff Bean Feb 12.
The Legislative Committee will meet on Feb 12, 2013 at 12:00 noon at 1215 4th Ave, Suite 940, Seattle, WA. In addition to celebrating Abe Lincoln's birthday, the meeting will take up recent legislation proposed in the current session. Details are…Continue
Started by Paul W. McVicker Jan 30.
Started by Paul W. McVicker Jan 24.
Following input and discussion with several committee members and others, I have come up with the following response to Representative Goodman's inquiry on our opinion relative to the 1065. Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond and…Continue
Started by Paul W. McVicker Jan 23.
Representative Roger Goodman has asked us to comment and give an opinion on changing his proposed amendment to the UAA by adding the underlined words so that it would read as follows:(3) A claim sought to be arbitrated is subject to the same…Continue
Started by Paul W. McVicker Jan 22.
Thanks to those who responded to my message yesterday about HB 1068 regarding limitations in Arbitration and HB 1116 on Collaborative Law. There is consensus that we recommend support of both bills. If anyone has a contrary position, I would like…Continue
Started by Paul W. McVicker Jan 18.