May 4-5, 2012
19th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference
5.2 Implementing a State-Wide Mediation Program: Lessons Learned from the First Year of the Foreclosure Fairness Act
Andrew Kidde, Bellevue Neighborhood Mediation Program, Bellevue, WA
Maralise Hood Quan, Pierce County Center for Dispute Resolution, Tacoma, WA
Saturday, May 5, 2012 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
Dispute Resolution professionals and advocates all want to see the field of mediation grow, particularly here in the Northwest. This workshop will explore some of the pitfalls, cautions and successes of implementing the new statewide foreclosure mediation program. Particular attention will be given to the legislative process, agency and stakeholder collaboration, and efforts to standardize the case development and mediation processes.