Rina Goodman
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Title/Position
Principal/Collaborative Lawyer | Facilitator | Mediator
Company/Employer
Transforming Conflict, LLC
Services Provided
Collaborative Law, Mediator
Practice Areas
Business, Trusts & Estates, Probate, Collaborative Law, Employment (Non-Union), Family Law
Bio
Rina M. Goodman is a skilled, professional, full-time mediator who works with both represented and pro se clients. She holds certificates of completion in commercial, workplace, and federal workplace mediation from the Northern Virginia Mediation Service. After successfully completing an eighteen-month mediation practicum through the King County Dispute Resolution Center, she was certified to mediate civil and family mediations. In 2007, Rina was recognized by the King County (Washington) Dispute Resolution Center as Mediator- of-the-Year.

Prior to her mediation career, Rina worked as a consultant on complex issues in commercial transactions and bankruptcy; served as plaintiffs’ counsel at employment discrimination mediations; and represented plaintiffs in major aviation mass disaster cases. Frustrated by a backlogged civil trial calendar that resulted in lengthy delays for justice for her clients and dissatisfied with the randomness of many judicial decisions, she turned her focus to mediation.

Rina is past chair of Washington State Bar Association’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section (2011-2012). She is a member of the ADR Subcommittee of the WSBA Task Force on Eliminating Court Costs in Litigation (ECCL) and has been serving on the planning committee for the Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference since 2008. She also volunteers as a mediator for the Seattle Federal Executive Board’s ADR Consortium.

Rina is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College (BA), New York University (MA) and the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law (JD). She has been an active member of the Washington State Bar since 2004. She was admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court in 1994.

Additional information regarding Rina Goodman and her practice can be found at http://www.transformingconflictllc.com.
Phone
206.523.7100
Email
rina@transformingconflictllc.com
Website
http://www.transformingconflictllc.com

Rina Goodman's Discussions

APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY TRAINING, Seattle, WA

Started Nov 18, 2014 0 Replies

I am seeking interest in an Appreciative Inquiry training to Seattle, WA on January 30; Saturday, January 31; Saturday, March 7, 2015. Gloria DeGaetano, an acclaimed educator, and founder, Parent…Continue

Tags: workshops, training, inquiry, appreciative

Mediators: Does WSBA Advisory Op. 2223 Address Your Practice?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Rina Goodman Mar 12, 2014. 2 Replies

The Scrivener’s Dilemma: Mediators Who Draft Settlement Documents: Saturday, March 29, 2014 - 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m., 21st Annual NW Dispute Resolution ConferenceJoin the discussion and find out how…Continue

One- to Two-Day Advanced Sleuthing Adventure for Mediators with Stephanie West Allen

Started Mar 12, 2013 0 Replies

Join Stephanie West Allen for a one- or two-day mediation workshop at Westminster Hall, site of the Edgar Allan Poe crypt, in Baltimore, Maryland on May 2-3, 2013.  Ms. Allen will take you on a…Continue

REMINDER: Renew Your Section Membership

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jeff Bean Oct 2, 2012. 2 Replies

This has been a rich, busy, and exciting year for the ADR Section (watch for the Annual Report), with much more in the pipeline (watch for announcements) for the new term.The new membership year…Continue

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Appreciative Inquiry Workshop April 9-10, 2015 at The Good Shepherd Center.

April 9, 2015 to April 10, 2015
Appreciaitve Inquiry WorkshopDear friends, colleagues, and community leaders, I am delighted to announce that, on Thursday, April  9 and Friday, April 10, 2014, Gloria DeGaetano, educator, and founder of the Parent Coaching Institute, will conduct a two-day workshop on Appreciative…See More
Feb 18
John Shaffer commented on Rina Goodman's group 'Advisory Opinion 2223 Discussion Group'
"Professor Schneider invites comments to her ABA post about a proposal to her state bar association on the topic of this discussion.  Her proposal and background follows: Lawyer Mediator Drafting of Agreements February 11, 2015 Andrea Schneider…"
Feb 12
Rina Goodman commented on Rina Goodman's group 'Advisory Opinion 2223 Discussion Group'
"Of possible interest is a new posting by Prof. Andrea Schneider in "Indisputably" to be found at http://www.indisputably.org/?p=6388."
Feb 12
Steve Olsen commented on Rina Goodman's group 'Advisory Opinion 2223 Discussion Group'
"We did an in-service training at Kitsap DRC Last week. The consensus was that, for a variety of reasons, non-lawyer mediators should not worry about Opinion 2223 However, we have modified our forms so that our Parenting Plan Worksheet cannot be…"
Jan 26
Rina Goodman commented on Rina Goodman's group 'Advisory Opinion 2223 Discussion Group'
"Chapter 7.75 RCW requires DRC mediators to draft settlement agreements at the close of mediations: 7.75.040Dispute resolution agreement required — When admissible as evidence. (1) In conducting a dispute resolution process, a center…"
Jan 23
Jim Rudd Levy commented on Rina Goodman's group 'Advisory Opinion 2223 Discussion Group'
"As far as what to do in the meantime, I like the idea of having the mediation pause after a memo or document is drafted, and then give the parties a choice. Advise them that the mediator cannot represent them individually due to mediators' and…"
Jan 8
Jim Rudd Levy commented on Rina Goodman's group 'Advisory Opinion 2223 Discussion Group'
"From my reading of this ill-advised advisory opinion, it doesn't apply to non-lawyer mediators... BUT the logical next step (which has not been taken yet) is that drafting documents from mediated agreements is the practice of law. So I…"
Jan 8
Steve Olsen commented on Rina Goodman's group 'Advisory Opinion 2223 Discussion Group'
"On a slightly different subject, I'm speaking at an in service training next week at my local DRC. Obviously, I'll be re-reading the advisory opinion & the U of W Law review article But I'd welcome any pearls of wisdom to share…"
Jan 8
Steve Olsen commented on Rina Goodman's group 'Advisory Opinion 2223 Discussion Group'
"Here's what I do. Prior to the mediation, I explain the problem. I then give them the choice: 1) we can mediate, with the end product being a memorandum they can use to have another attorney draft the final pleadings. Or, 2) one of them can be…"
Jan 8
Jeff Bean commented on Rina Goodman's group 'Advisory Opinion 2223 Discussion Group'
"I thought we would have heard some response to the Washington Law Review article by now. *Sound of crickets.* Ms Shin's solution is for the mediator, after the agreement is reached, to then get written waiver and consent…"
Jan 8
Rina Goodman posted a discussion

APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY TRAINING, Seattle, WA

I am seeking interest in an Appreciative Inquiry training to Seattle, WA on January 30; Saturday, January 31; Saturday, March 7, 2015. Gloria DeGaetano, an acclaimed educator, and founder, Parent Coaching Institute, has designed a rather unique three-day workshop. There are two consecutive days in which the participants meet to learn and practice skills, a one-month period in which participants access specific online readings and recordings to deepen their understanding, and a final third day…See More
Nov 18, 2014
Rina Goodman is attending Paul W. McVicker's event
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Forum on Incorporating Early Mediation in King County Family Law Case Schedules at KCBA Offices - 7th Floor

October 21, 2014 from 4:45pm to 6pm
 A Bench-Bar discussion on changing the case schedule in King County family law cases to incorporate early mediation on Tuesday October 21st 4:45pm at the new KCBA Offices. Sponsored by the KCBA Family Law Section and the WSBA ADR Section Legislative Committee. With the Honorable Palmer Robinson, King County Superior Court Chief Unified Family Court Judge. Also including the Honorable Lori Smith and the Honorable Judith Ramseyer.Please attend this important discussion concerning the conduct of…See More
Sep 30, 2014
Rina Goodman might attend Debra Synovec's event

Academy of Professional Family Mediators at San Diego, California

October 16, 2014 at 6pm to October 19, 2014 at 7pm
REGISTER BY 9/2 AT EARLY BIRD RATEFOR OUR ANNUAL CONFERENCE    The 15 members of APFM's Board of Directors recently met in in Minneapolis for three days to plan what's next.  We decided that APFM's annual conference is the cadillac of family and divorce mediation conference anywhere.  We want you to be with us.  So we decided to keep the early bird rate in place until September 2.  To participate in this amazing conference register now for San Diego.     AND, for those of you who plan on…See More
Sep 19, 2014
Craig Charles Beles joined Rina Goodman's group
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Advisory Opinion 2223 Discussion Group

Information and discussion on WSBA Advisory Opinion 2223: Lawyer-Mediator Preparing Legal Documents for Unrepresented Parties. An open public forum on the ramifications of this advisory opinion. Open to any registered member of the wsba-adr.org network.See More
Sep 8, 2014
Rina Goodman updated their profile
Aug 19, 2014
Estera Gordon commented on Rina Goodman's group 'Advisory Opinion 2223 Discussion Group'
"Hi everyone.  I just noticed I was invited to this group.  (Thanks, Rina)  The discussion is interesting, and I agree that this advisory opinion is ill-advised.  I don't do family mediation, but I suspect the same analysis…"
Jul 23, 2014

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