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Suggested changes.  I think they are obvious, but let me know if you have questions.  I move the sentence having to do with members from the beginning of 7.1 to 7.2 and clarified the reference to the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Bean Sep 20, 2011.

 

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Executive Committee Meeting at WSBA Offices

May 17, 2013 from 12pm to 1:30pm
The Executive Committee supervises, directs the affairs, and determines policies of the ADR Section subject to its Bylaws.  The Executive Committee meets the third Friday of the month, Noon-1:30 pm.  All section members and subscribers are welcome to attend.  Call-in option also available.   Contact Anamaria Gil for details.See More
Feb 4, 2013
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"As of now, I will be in trial in Snohomish County. Lish"
Feb 4, 2013
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Executive Committee Meeting at WSBA Offices

April 19, 2013 from 12pm to 1:30pm
The Executive Committee supervises, directs the affairs, and determines policies of the ADR Section subject to its Bylaws.  The Executive Committee meets the third Friday of the month, Noon-1:30 pm.  All section members and subscribers are welcome to attend.  Call-in option also available.   Contact Anamaria Gil for details.See More
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20th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference at University of Washington

March 29, 2013 to March 30, 2013
The premier dispute resolution conference in the Northwest. Recognized as being among the best dispute resolution conferences nationally.Accepting workshop proposals now. Go to this page to download your copy of the RFP.Watch here for updates on the Conference. If you RSVP here we'll send you notice as more information becomes available.* Better yet, follow us on…See More
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Executive Committee Meeting at WSBA Offices

March 15, 2013 from 12pm to 1:30pm
The Executive Committee supervises, directs the affairs, and determines policies of the ADR Section subject to its Bylaws.  The Executive Committee meets the third Friday of the month, Noon-1:30 pm.  All section members and subscribers are welcome to attend.  Call-in option also available.   Contact Anamaria Gil for details.See More
Feb 4, 2013
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Executive Committee Meeting at WSBA Offices

February 15, 2013 from 12pm to 1:30pm
The Executive Committee supervises, directs the affairs, and determines policies of the ADR Section subject to its Bylaws.  The Executive Committee meets the third Friday of the month, Noon-1:30 pm.  All section members and subscribers are welcome to attend.  Call-in option also available.   Contact Anamaria Gil for details.See More
Feb 4, 2013
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WSBA Membership Event: "Useful Practices in Mediation" (Panel Presentation and Networking Evening) at Red Lion Downtown

January 16, 2013 from 5:30pm to 7pm
Join the WSBA ADR Section Membership Committee for this panel presentation and networking evening.Format: 45-minute panel presentation with questions followed by a one-hour networking event with hors d'oeuvres and refreshments (one free wine/beer for Section members).Topic:  "Useful Practices in Mediation" based on research of the WSBA ADR Section.Panelists:Alan Alhadeff, of Alhadeff & Forbes Mediation Affiliates, research manager. Andre Chevalier, Seattle University School of Law graduate,…See More
Jan 11, 2013
Lish Whitson replied to Paul W. McVicker's discussion 'ADR Study - Washington's Fairness Foreclosure Act and the Uniform Mediation Act' in the group Legislative Committee
"Paul,  I do not see an "on the right."  Please let me know where I can find the research paper.   Thanks. Lish"
Nov 8, 2012
Lish Whitson replied to Paul W. McVicker's discussion 'Resolution on the UCLR/A' in the group Legislative Committee
"Paul,  you have my approval.  Lish"
Nov 8, 2012
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Jun 16, 2012
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WSBA ADR Annual Meeting at University of Washington School of Law

May 4, 2012 from 10:30am to 12pm
The WSBA ADR Section will hold its annual meeting on May 4, in conjunction with the 19th Annual  Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference scheduled for May 4—May 5, 2012. Please join us.  This is an open meeting for all section members who wish to attend.  We will be voting on officers for the 2012-2013 term: Officer Nominees for 2012-2013 Term:                     Lish Whitson: Chair-ElectCraig Beles: SecretaryCourtland Shafer: TreasurerThe meeting will be followed by a panel discussion, …See More
Apr 10, 2012
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19th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference at University of Washington

May 4, 2012 to May 5, 2012
Early registration for the 2012 Conference ends Friday, April 20. Group registrations and scholarship applications must be in by then, too. Register now and save!The premier dispute resolution conference in the Northwest. Recognized as being among the best dispute resolution conferences nationally.Watch here for updates on the Conference. If you RSVP here we'll send you notice as more information becomes available.* Better…See More
Mar 29, 2012
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Bylaws

Suggested changes.  I think they are obvious, but let me know if you have questions.  I move the sentence having to do with members from the beginning of 7.1 to 7.2 and clarified the reference to the fiscal year in 7.1, by removing "beginning on" and reworded it to say ", which begins on,"7.1 Standing CommitteesThe chair of each standing committee shall be selected for the next year, which begins on October 1,  by the Chair-Elect, upon the approval of the Executive Committee. The committee…See More
Aug 29, 2011
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The Media & Communications Committee of the WSBA ADR Section. We administer this online network and host the discussions. We also help other committees of the ADR section communicate. If you're interested more in what we do, join this group - no obligation - and we'll be in touch with you.See More
Mar 25, 2011
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ADR Section Executive Committee Meeting at WSBA Offices

March 25, 2011 from 12am to 1:30pm
Monthly meeting of the Executive Committee of the ADR Section.
Mar 13, 2011

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Title/Position
Attorney/Mediator/Arbitrator
Company/Employer
Lish Whitson PLLC
Services Provided
Legal Advice & Counsel, Advocacy, Arbitrator, Litigation, Mediator
Practice Areas
Business, Class Action, Consumer Law, Employment (Non-Union), Labor (Union), Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury
Bio
Lish Whitson is a very successful Mediator and Arbitrator with more than 25 years of experience. He also serves as an arbitrator and mediator with the American Arbitration Association, the National Mediation and Arbitration Service and has been a 39.1 mediator for the US District Court for the Western District of Washington. He presently serves on the Executive Committee of the Washington State Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Section.
Lish has been a trial lawyer for more than 35 years. He has tried more than 50 jury trials and successfully argued many others cases to a judge without a jury. He has also settled hundreds of cases out of court on behalf of his clients. Lish has been recognized for his ability as a trial attorney with his nomination and election to membership in the American College of Trial Lawyers, Litigation Counsel of America and in the American Board of Trial Advocates. He has also been voted one of the top “Super Lawyers” by his peers every year for the last decade as reported in Washington Law and Politics.
In addition,
Lish's practice has emphasized both litigation and mediation/arbitration in Commercial, Medical Malpractice, Health Care, Construction, Employment, Product Liability, Consumer Class Action and Personal Injury law. He has also litigated matters involving intellectual property, administrative, antitrust, criminal, defamation, environmental, insurance, consumer class action, probate and real property law.
The King County Bar Association awarded Lish its Outstanding Lawyer Award in 2000. In 1993, he received the King County Bar's Pro Bono Award for his work representing women seeking treatment for breast cancer. He is a past Trustee of the King County Bar and a past Governor of the Washington State Bar Association.
His community involvement includes being past President of the Boards of Allied Arts of Seattle, the Defender Association, the Downtown Emergency Service Center (the largest shelter and advocacy organization for the homeless in the Northwest), Little Bit Therapeutic Riding Center (providing horse therapy to special needs individuals) and for several years he chaired the committee that put on the Marrowstone Summer Music Festival (part of the Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestras).
He has lectured and written extensively on trial practice, evidence, ethics and professionalism and he has taught on the faculty of the National Institute of Trial Advocacy (NITA) Northwest Regional programs in Trial Advocacy and Deposition Practice and on the national faculty of the Trial Skills Session at Louisville, Colorado.He is also a part-time lecturer in trial advocacy at the University of Washington School of Law.
Lish is a member of the Washington State, Oregon State, Federal, American and King County Bar Associations as well as the American Judicature Society. He is admitted to practice in the state courts of Washington and Oregon and is also admitted to the U.S. District Court for Western Washington; the U.S. District Court for Eastern Washington; the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals; and the United States Supreme Court.
Phone
(206) 892-2164
Email
lish.whitson@whitsonlaw.com
Website
http://www.whitsonlaw.com

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At 8:18pm on April 21, 2010, David H. Black said…
Hi Lish,

Yes, that was me who honked the other day :-) I see you have not joined the ExCom group yet. Please do at your earliest convenience so you can get EVotes.
 
 
 

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