Legislative Committee


Legislative Committee

The Legislative Committee of the WSBA ADR Section

Members: 25
Latest Activity: Jan 8, 2019

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 meets at various times at the call of the Chairman. 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.

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



Committee Meeting Jan 16, 2019 Noon

Started by Paul W. McVicker Jan 7, 2019. 0 Replies

Place:  14900 Interurban Ave. S., Suite 271, Tukwila, WA 98168-Tukwila, WA 98168-4654Participants may also appear by telephone conference 1-866-577-9294 listen to prompt and enter Pass Code:  5016527 #Pending/proposed legislation.Amendments to…Continue

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

Started by Paul W. McVicker Jan 24, 2017. 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 M. 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

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Comment by Paul W. McVicker on December 10, 2010 at 7:51am

Oh, Courtland,  I thought when you became Treasurer you left the chair of he legislative committee. Glad to know you're still sitting!   Well, there hasn't been anything to address, until now.  I don't know if there are any other matters that might be looming, but I do think it's time to Act on the UCLA. How about setting a meeting of the committee?

Comment by courtland shafer on December 10, 2010 at 7:24am

I am the chair of the committee.


The way things are supposed to go, the legislative liaison of the WSBA is supposed to provide myself (and the committee) briefings on issues that are of importance to the Section.  The committee has been moribund for a while.


If anyone is more up to speed on what is going on in Olympia than I am (I admitedly rely on the WSBA to fill me in), they may be a more appropriate person to chair the committee.



Comment by Paul W. McVicker on December 9, 2010 at 8:32pm

Who's our chair of this committee? David?  Can we have a meeting?  The Uniform Collaborative Law Act is now on the agenda of many ADR groups, as well as the WA ULC.  I've had some communication with Dennis Cooper who is the member of the ULC to whom the UCLA has been assigned.  I think that the legislative committee of the WSBA will be taking this up soon.  It could do so upon our request.  I think we should take a leading role in this.  A threshold question that needs to be addressed is whether or not the provisions should be enacted by Statute or Rule.  Maybe we could host some kind of forum on the subject.  In any event it's an issue that this committee should address prior to the start of the next legislative session.

Comment by Joyce Lynn Elder on December 8, 2010 at 8:18pm
Any word on bills that might affect ADR for the upcoming session? I haven't looked.


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