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UCLA/R open forum call for volunteers.

Started Oct 5, 2011 0 Replies

Action Alert:   The ADR Legislative Committee needs help in the planning of the November 17 Open…Continue

Collaborative Law Act

Started this discussion. Last reply by Joyce Lynn Elder Dec 13, 2010. 1 Reply

Since the Uniform Law Commission has passed a final version of the Uniform Collaborative Law Act,  it is beginning to be promoted, discussed, and/or vetted by various attorney groups.  A  threshold…Continue

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Newsletter online

Started this discussion. Last reply by David H. Black Apr 20, 2010. 1 Reply

The most recent addition to the newsletter is on line under Section News.  Comments on the newsletter and it's contents are welcome.  Earlier editions of the newsletter are also online.Continue

 

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Profile Information

Title/Position
Attorney - Mediator
Company/Employer
Seattle Law and Mediation, P.S.
Services Provided
Legal Advice & Counsel, Advocacy, Collaborative Law, Litigation, Mediator
Practice Areas
Business, Collaborative Law, Family Law
Phone
206-456-6641
Email
paul@seattleLawandMediation.net
Website
http://www.SeattleLawandMediation.net

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Richelle Little replied to Paul W. McVicker's discussion 'Reconsideration of AO2223' in the group Advisory Opinion 2223 Discussion Group
"Paul, thanks for all your hard work on this. Has anyone collected letters or signatures from judges and commissioners who would support this request for reconsideration? I volunteer for the Thurston County DRC, where mediation is mandatory in almost…"
Jun 18
Debra Synovec replied to Paul W. McVicker's discussion 'Reconsideration of AO2223' in the group Advisory Opinion 2223 Discussion Group
"Paul, I think your letter is excellent.  Thank you for all of your work! "
Jun 17
Paul W. McVicker replied to Paul W. McVicker's discussion 'Reconsideration of AO2223' in the group Advisory Opinion 2223 Discussion Group
"lastest Final Draft: June 17, 2016 Mark Fucile WSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Washington State Bar Association 1325 4th Ave, Suite 600 Seattle, WA 98101 Re: WSBA Advisory Opinion 2223 Lawyer-Mediator Preparing Legal Documents for…"
Jun 17
Mark L. Alexander replied to Paul W. McVicker's discussion 'Reconsideration of AO2223' in the group Advisory Opinion 2223 Discussion Group
"Thank you, Paul. I found a few typos, a link that didn't work, and have a few suggested changes. I'll email you a redlined version separately. Mark Dear Mr. Fucile and members of the Committee: WSBA Advisory Opinion 2223 reaches the…"
Jun 15
Paul W. McVicker replied to Paul W. McVicker's discussion 'Reconsideration of AO2223' in the group Advisory Opinion 2223 Discussion Group
"I revised the letter today.  Comments?  Suggestions? Criticism (I can take it!)?"
Jun 15
Debra Synovec replied to Paul W. McVicker's discussion 'Reconsideration of AO2223' in the group Advisory Opinion 2223 Discussion Group
"Paul, Thanks for all of your work on this!  This is a copy of the letter that I sent to Lori Buchsbaum, chair of the KCBA ADR Section.There is a relevant link at the end for an article about the ABA's position....might be relevant!  I…"
Jun 14
Mark L. Alexander replied to Paul W. McVicker's discussion 'Reconsideration of AO2223' in the group Advisory Opinion 2223 Discussion Group
"You are welcome to use any of the language in my post, with the possible exception of the parts criticizing the Collins article's tone. Unfortunately, I am not familiar with other articles/resources on the topic. However,since the state Supreme…"
Jun 14
Paul W. McVicker replied to Paul W. McVicker's discussion 'Reconsideration of AO2223' in the group Advisory Opinion 2223 Discussion Group
"Thanks Mark.  I made a couple of edits taking out "unqualified" and referring to the Collins article as a good summary.  I like what you state about access and the ECCL Report: Prohibiting an attorney-mediator from helping the…"
Jun 14
Mark L. Alexander replied to Paul W. McVicker's discussion 'Reconsideration of AO2223' in the group Advisory Opinion 2223 Discussion Group
"I agree with your point that the parties’ wishes are often aligned by the conclusion of a family law mediation. I would change the “unqualified conclusion” language in the first sentence. While I understand that…"
Jun 14
Paul W. McVicker replied to Paul W. McVicker's discussion 'Reconsideration of AO2223' in the group Advisory Opinion 2223 Discussion Group
"Proposed letter follows.    Please provide any comments and suggestions by this Wednesday (6-15)  afternoon.  Thanks. Mark Fucile WSBA Committee on Professional Ethics Washington State Bar Association 1325 4th Ave, Suite…"
Jun 13
Paul W. McVicker added a discussion to the group Advisory Opinion 2223 Discussion Group
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Reconsideration of AO2223

We now have the opportunity to address a reconsideration of AO2223. The WSBA Committee on Professional Ethics will be considering a request to review Advisory Opinion 2223 (http://mcle.mywsba.org/IO/print.aspx?ID=1669) at its next meeting on June 24th.  We would like to write to the Committee to encourage reconsideration and allowing attorney-mediator's to draft agreements and final orders.  I will compose a short letter to post here…See More
Jun 10
Paul W. McVicker replied to Jeff Bean's discussion 'WSBA Section Policy Workgroup'
"Jeff -  You might want to express an opinion on the matter to your BOG rep.  Several of us were at the Forum last week.  The sections are very united in opposition to the proposed ideas.  There is some discussion of…"
Feb 10
Paul W. McVicker updated their profile
Jan 27
Jeff Bean replied to Paul W. McVicker's discussion 'January 27, 2016 Noon Meeting' in the group Legislative Committee
"I'm interested in whatss being discussed regarding standards and certification. I hope to be on the call."
Jan 25
Paul W. McVicker added a discussion to the group Legislative Committee
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January 27, 2016 Noon Meeting

January 27 Noon Meeting.  1215 4th Ave, Suite 940, SeattleCall-in information above. ^Agenda: Review of Pending Legislation and determination of recommendations for Executive Committee:                    SB 6344/HB 2635 Concerning the mandatory nonbinding arbitration         provisions of the Washington state seed act. and        …See More
Jan 25
Paul W. McVicker commented on Rina Goodman's group 'Advisory Opinion 2223 Discussion Group'
"We're looking for volunteers for a drafting committee to propose a letter to the advisory committee regarding AO2223.  If you are interested, or have any input to make, please join the discussion at the Legislative Committee Meeting…"
Oct 20, 2015

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At 9:34pm on December 9, 2010, Joyce Lynn Elder said…

No, I'm not the chair.  I just joined the ADR section and the committee last week and am still feeling my way around.  But I'm looking forward to participating actively.

At 8:31pm on December 9, 2010, Joyce Lynn Elder said…

Hi, Paul!  Welcome to the Legislative Committee!  Still feeling my way around a bit, but did want to extend a welcome.

At 6:57am on February 26, 2010, Jeff Bean said…
Paul, welcome! Wander around and make yourself comfortable!

Paul W. McVicker's Blog

A Mediator’s Assessment of Safety Issues and Concerns

Posted on April 16, 2013 at 10:30am 0 Comments

The Viola J. Taliaferro Family and Children Mediation Clinic and the Indiana University Maurer School of Law have been studying screening for intimate partner violence and/or abuse in family mediation for several years.  As a result of their studies they developed a new screening method designed to be given as an interview.  The assessment, Mediator’s Assessment of Safety Issues and Concerns or MASIC, was featured in an article in the Family Court Review in October…

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Supreme Court Proposes Collaborative Law Rules

Posted on April 10, 2013 at 8:00am 0 Comments

Report of the ADR Section Legislative Committee

On April 5, 2013 the Washington Supreme Court entered an Order on the adoption of Collaborative Law Rules. A copy of the complete order with the proposed Rules is here: April 5 2013 Order on adoption of…

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