I agree with your proposed language and reasoning. Nice job!
As you know, the language of this proposed amendment differs from the protection given housing counselors under Sec. 6 of the FFA, which reads in part:…"
I've had a chance to look at your Sep 20 draft below and it looks good to me!
I'm pretty sure that the WSBA Legislative Committee will want to know why the State Legislature and bill sponsors did not apply these…"
The regularly scheduled 'Third Friday" meeting of the Executive Committee of the WSBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section.Please RSVP. You may appear remotely - phone or skype - let Jeff know ahead of time.This month we'll be consulting on new Executive Committee members and addressing legislative issues. Watch here or on the Executive Committee group…See More
"A bit late but some additional background. I'm a non-attorney mediator, trainer who volunteered with two retired attorneys to draft "agreement to mediate" documents for a working group within Res Wa. As a Board member of…"
"Good points Jeff and Marilyn, and I really appreciate your thoughtful analysis. I agree that at least for one party, participation under the FFA is not voluntary and without an explicit requirement from the statute or a rule from Commerce, a…"
Thanks for taking time to put forth your analysis. I am a DRC Director and getting clear about RCW 7.75, immunity and liability are very important and being discussed by Resolution Washington, the association of…"
"I would be surprised if this were not an important issue for all mediators participating in this program. (Sorry for the double negative.) In other words, I think all would agree that this issue needs correction by the legislature. I would urge WSBA…"
"(Douglas Brown commented on Marilyn's message on the group page; now that she's posted this discussion I'm posting it here as a comment so his remarks can be part of this conversation.)
Marilyn has asked the question that many of us…"
Per Jeff's suggestion, I am re-sending my email as a "discussion" item so we can engage in a group e-conversation. I am interested in hearing what others think about a few issues I've been pondering.... Sec. 6(5) of the FFA provides that housing counselors are not liable for civil damages for acts or omissions unless the acts or omissions constitute gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct. As you all know, the Act does not provide mediators with similar protection (see Sec.7). I am…See More
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Duke University: BA 1975
Golden Gate University School of Law: JD 1981
Admitted to practice: WA 1981
Owner, Sound Conflict Solutions LLC (2005-present)
Part-time faculty, University of Washington School of Law (2007-present)
Adjunct faculty, Seattle University School of Law (2008)
Partner, Endriss & Read PLLC (2001-2005)
Administrative Judge, U S Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (1999-2001)
Trial Attorney, Law Office of Marilyn J. Endriss PS (formerly Endriss & Shear PS) (1990-1999)
Associate, Law Offices of Judith A. Lonnquist PS (1987-1990)
Enforcement Division Manager/Staff Attorney, City of Seattle Human Rights Department (1984-1987)
Staff Attorney, Northwest Women's Law Center (1981-1982)
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