Promoting Informed Use and Best Practices for ADR in Washington
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
Started May 15, 2013
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
Started this discussion. Last reply by Rina Goodman Jul 30, 2012.
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
Started Apr 9, 2012
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,
Posted on January 6, 2014 at 7:45pm
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…
Posted on August 15, 2013 at 6:30pm
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…
Posted on December 19, 2012 at 2:46pm