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Jeff Bean commented on Rina Goodman's group 'Advisory Opinion 2223 Discussion Group'
"John's showing the way of great online community leadership here by starting a discussion. Thanks, John! As various issues and topics come up, it will be helpful to have different discussions on them. The group's comment wall…"
Jeff Bean commented on Rina Goodman's group 'Advisory Opinion 2223 Discussion Group'
"John, I'm simply articulating my understanding of the rationale of Advisory Opinion 2223. I'm not defending it. Steve asked a good question, so I articulated the opinion's rationale to provide my answer of how I avoid the problem. If…"
Jeff Bean replied to Helen Ling's discussion 'CANCELLED Agenda for 04/09/14 Membership Committee Meeting' in the group Membership Committee
"Though she's not looking to chair the sub-group interested in this issue, Rina's the one who was looking for a context for this forum and knows the people who would be among those involved. I'm just the messenger. Since this now seems…"
Apr 9
Jeff Bean replied to Helen Ling's discussion 'Agenda for 04/09/14 Membership Committee Meeting' in the group Membership Committee
"Legislative Committee meeting today is wondering if the Membership Networking event could be a forum for discussing mediator writing of agreements, hopefully involving Professor Robert Collins, maybe Leslie Ann Groves from Spokane's DRC, and…"
Apr 8
Jeff Bean replied to Helen Ling's discussion 'Agenda for 04/09/14 Membership Committee Meeting' in the group Membership Committee
"Hope to make it!"
Apr 7
Jeff Bean replied to Jeff Bean's discussion 'What Do You Think About Good Faith?' in the group Foreclosure Mediation Discussion Group
"The silence is deafening.  Some of you may know my main goal in writing is to clarify my own thinking. Or sometimes, just to amuse myself. Having done that, I'm done. I'm good. Sometimes I take the next step - publishing what I wrote…"
Apr 7
Jeff Bean commented on Rina Goodman's group 'Advisory Opinion 2223 Discussion Group'
"Feel free to disagree with the analysis, but don't make the mistake that it's mine. The opinion is clear that the lawyer/mediator's preparation of documents with "'complex and customized provisions using original language…"
Apr 1
Jeff Bean commented on Rina Goodman's group 'Advisory Opinion 2223 Discussion Group'
"Steve, here's how I deal with it. I don't practice in family, so it's easier for me to implement this solution. The rationale of the problem identified by Op 2223 is that the activity of" [s]election, drafting, or completion of…"
Mar 31

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Mediator/Facilitator & Counselor at Law
Jeff Bean Facilitation & Mediation / The Bean Law Firm PLLC
Services Provided
Practice Areas
Business, Trusts & Estates, Probate, Class Action, Collaborative Law, Corporate, Employment (Non-Union), Real Estate, Environmental
Mediation for growing business. Facilitation for working organizations. Designed for agreement and sustainable solutions.

My practice is dedicated to providing people with collaborative approaches to dealing with their situation. I partner with people as they work through their situations to reach their own best results.

My approach to mediation, conflict management and dispute resolution is client-centered, consensus-oriented and solution-focused. I partner with businesses, individuals and organizations to resolve disputes, hold difficult discussions and reach decisions.

I facilitate strategic planning, problem-solving and other decision-making processes, including organizational, stakeholder and complex multi-party groups.

Providing mediation and facilitation services in Seattle, Washington, and the Pacific Northwest.
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Jeff Bean's Discussions

Survey of Volunteer Mediators

Anyone see this? It's making the rounds, and though I've only scanned it. (Neat charts.) I've seen no critical analysis of it's methodology or findings yet and I don't know the folks who did it. Yet…Continue

Tags: Mediation, Mediators, Volunteers, ADR

Started Aug 15, 2013

Supreme Court Proposes Uniform Collaborative Law Rules
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The Washington State Supreme Court has published for comment Uniform Collaborative Law Rules (UCLR) proposed by the WSBA Board of Governors regarding the practice of Collaborative Law. See order…Continue

Tags: WSBA, BOG, Supreme Court, Uniform Collaborative Law Rules, Uniform Collaborative Law Act

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Bean May 14, 2013.

King County ADR Program Manager Job Posting

King County has posted the Stephanie Bell's old job: …Continue

Tags: Manager, Job, ADR, KingCounty

Started Jun 14, 2012

Announcing ADR Section Research Scholarship Recipient Lara Lebherz

After a hiatus of several years, the ADR Section is once again funding a summer Research Scholarship, this time for the summer of 2012.The scholarship was authorized to provide academic research and…Continue

Tags: Act, Scholarship, Fairness, Foreclosure, Committee

Started May 20, 2012

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At 3:25pm on May 3, 2012, Sheri Russell, JD said…

Thank you Jeff.  I hope to meet you tomorrow at the meeting.  Sheri Russell

At 3:41pm on April 6, 2012, Siobhan Beaver said…

Thank you! Looking forward to meeting you in the next few weeks!

At 8:41am on May 11, 2011, Michael J. Land Jr said…
The conference was very informative! It was really great to meet other pactitioners and gain new perspectives. Thanks for all the hard work you did also!
At 1:23pm on May 2, 2011, Wallace Wilkins, Ph.D. said…

Hi, Jeff -


Thanks for your invitation to friend through WSBA's ADR Section.


Wally Wilkins

At 3:07pm on April 29, 2011, Michael J. Land Jr said…
Thanks Jeff for your time! It was great to finally meet you -Mike Land
At 7:06pm on November 30, 2010, Nancy Nellor Retsinas said…
Thanks for taking care to get me on board, Jeff. I'm thrilled to become part of this community! Nancy
At 2:06pm on July 13, 2010, Rina Goodman said…
You mean . . . it's public???
At 12:45pm on July 13, 2010, Rina Goodman said…
No response . . . but I found it myself. Guess all I needed to do was a little bit of searching . . . Thanks, Jeff!
At 11:32am on July 6, 2010, Tom Melancon said…
Thanks Jeff. I'm looking forward to getting more invol ved in this site!
At 5:37pm on June 10, 2010, Wallace Wilkins, Ph.D. said…
Thanks back to you, Jeff -


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