Please join the WSBA ADR Membership Committee for our first event of the year: "Exploring Career Options in ADR." This event will feature a diverse panel, where each panelist will share information about his/her career, experience in ADR, and advice for young lawyers (and other interested practitioners) seeking to incorporate ADR into their careers. After the panel presentation, please stay and join us for a networking reception. See More
"As far as what to do in the meantime, I like the idea of having the mediation pause after a memo or document is drafted, and then give the parties a choice. Advise them that the mediator cannot represent them individually due to mediators' and…"
"From my reading of this ill-advised advisory opinion, it doesn't apply to non-lawyer mediators... BUT the logical next step (which has not been taken yet) is that drafting documents from mediated agreements is the practice of law. So I…"
The first meeting of the ICEE Group will be in Seattle this Thursday, October 2nd, from 12pm-2pm (location TBD). Please go to http://www.meetup.com/ICEEgroup/ to join our group and RSVP for the inaugural meeting, where we will discuss the goals and direction of the ICEE Group. The ICEE Group is for conflict resolution…See More
"Thanks, Rina. That NWDR panel is the one that I'm most looking forward to (and dreading at the same time). Question: are people who aren't members of the section or aren't members of this site able to participate in this discussion?"
"Directors and/or relevant staff members of the DRCs should be included in the discussion, since this is very relevant to volunteer lawyer-mediators, and potentially non-lawyer mediators. I'm looking forward to the discussions (but not…"
Information and discussion on WSBA Advisory Opinion 2223: Lawyer-Mediator Preparing Legal Documents for Unrepresented Parties. An open public forum on the ramifications of this advisory opinion. Open to any registered member of the wsba-adr.org network.See More
Part-time mediator and conflict coach, with a strong interest in early interventions in conflict and innovative conflict engagement processes. For more information, see www.linkedin.com/in/jimruddlevy/
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