2014 21st Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference

March 28-29, 2014
21st Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference

For 21 years, the Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference has offered a wonderful opportunity for attendees to learn new dispute resolution skills, share ideas with colleagues, catch up with old friends and make new ones. Several of this year’s thought-provoking sessions will be led by:

  • Ken Cloke, Director, Center for Dispute Resolution, Santa Monica, California
  • Peter Robinson, Managing Director, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, and Professor of Law, Pepperdine School of Law, Malibu, California
  • Michelle LeBaron, Professor of Law and Director, University of British Columbia Program on Dispute Resolution, Vancouver, British Columbia
  • John Medina, Affiliate Professor, University of Washington School of Medicine and Director, Seattle Pacific University’s Brain Center for Applied Research, Seattle, Washington

See the the 2014 Workshops page for the full conference program schedule, more information about the agenda and speakers. 


Online registration is now available.  See the Registration page for details and a the link to online registration. 

NEW! Conference Materials Available for Download Now

Once you've registered for the conference you can download the materials at your convenience. You'll find the link in the email message confirming your registration (subject "2014 21st Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference Registration Confirmation" from UWLAW CLE - uwcle@u.washington.edu).

Your conference materials will also be pre-loaded on the USB jumpdrive provided to you when you check-in at the conference.

Conference News

See the Conference News page to learn breaking news and updates on the conference as soon as it happens:

Continuing Legal Education Credits

CLE credit was been approved from the Washington State Bar Association for the 2013 Conference: 10.25 CLE Credits. For assistance regarding CLE credit in other states, contact Conferences & Continuing Education at (206) 543-0059 or (800) 253-8648.


The conference is held at the William H. Gates Hall, home of the University of Washington School of Law. For more information about the conference venue, accommodation, location, lodging, and transportation, see the  Location page.

2014 Conference Sponsors

The 204 conference is generously supported by our 2014 conference sponsors.

Organizational Sponsors

The Conference is a collaborative effort of the following organizations:

  • University of Washington School of Law
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Washington State Bar Association
  • Washington Mediation Association
  • Dispute Resolution Section of the King County Bar Association

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