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

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. 

http://www.lacba.org/showpage.cfm?pageid=15351

Warm regards to all,
Mark Baumann

Added by Mark Baumann on January 6, 2014 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Low Bono focus group bears fruit

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…

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Added by Mark Baumann on August 15, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Can lawyer-mediator’s write up legal documents?

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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Added by Mark Baumann on December 19, 2012 at 2:46pm — No Comments

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