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Expectation and regret: a concerning review of U.S. mediation devevlopment

Started May 15, 2013 0 Replies

Peter Adler, Ph.D., a long time advocate for mediation, published Expectation and Regret: A Look Back at How Mediation has fared in the U.S, as a full article and as a shorter blog post, both…Continue

Tags: Mediation

De-escalating intense emotions CLE

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rina M. Goodman Jul 30, 2012. 7 Replies

I am putting together a minI-CLE for our members and the general WSBA membership on using negotiation and counseling techniques to de-escalate intense emotions and potentially violent parties. I…Continue

Tags: Counseling, Client, Negotiation, Conflict, High

Announcing Academy of Professional Family Mediators

Started Apr 9, 2012 0 Replies

We are excited to announce the forming of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators - a new international organization. The Academy of Professional Family Mediators is seeking founding members. I…Continue

Tags: Mediators, Family, Professional, of, Academy


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Mark Baumann, Attorney at Law, Angeles Mediation, High Conflict Institute
Services Provided
Legal Advice & Counsel, Advocacy, Arbitrator, Litigation, Mediator
Practice Areas
Probate, Family Law
I have practiced law and mediation in western Washington since 1988. My specialty is high conflict cases, including difficult family law problems. In the first half of my career I represented clients in a broad range of civil matters, and am able to mediate or arbitrate in the areas of practice listed above.

In addition to mediating/arbitrating, I am a litigator, judge pro tem, associate of Bill Eddy’s High Conflict Institute, and clinic director for BELARI, a pro bono interdisciplinary clinic. In 2013 I obtained a Graduate Credit Certificate in Interpersonal Neurobiology from Portland State University.

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Mark Baumann's Blog

Does the Presence of a Lawyer Help or Hurt the Mediation Process?

Posted on January 6, 2014 at 7:45pm 0 Comments

Here's a link to a very short article summarizing research in Québec, Canada. While the study only appears to have researched the experiences of one professional mediator, the results are interesting.

Warm regards to all,
Mark Baumann

Low Bono focus group bears fruit

Posted on August 15, 2013 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

Fellow ADR section members,

I am writing to give you an update on the Low Bono section formation project. ADR executive committee members Alan Alhadeff, Paul McVicker and myself began an ADR focus group on reduced fee conflict resolution concepts two years ago. We were inspired by a Seattle University CLE Presentation on the low bono concept by attorney Jenny Anderson. We quickly found a group of lawyers and mediators interested in the topic and we have been holding meetings and…


Can lawyer-mediator’s write up legal documents?

Posted on December 19, 2012 at 2:46pm 0 Comments

In 2012, the WSBA Rules of Professional Conduct Committee issued Advisory Opinion #2223, concluding that lawyers acting as a mediator may not ethically write up a Property Settlement Agreement, Order of Child Support, or Parenting Plan for unrepresented parties. The Opinion does not address a mediator's Memorandum of Understanding. 

The full opinion is below and here is a direct link to the opinion on the…



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