In their June 2016 meeting, WSBA Board of Governors voted to approve the ADR recommendations made in the report of the task force on the "Escalating Cost of Civil Litigation". Interested in considering some of the task force recommendations for your practice? I offer my thoughts …Continue
Added by Adrienne Keith Wills on August 25, 2016 at 12:34pm — No Comments
In the Fall 2013 issue of Conflict Resolution Quarterly, authors Susan S. Raines, Sunil Kumar Pokhrel and Jean Poitras examine challenges faced by professional mediators. (See “Mediation as a Profession: Challenges That Professional Mediators Face”.) Not unexpectedly, the researchers…Continue
Added by Adrienne Keith Wills on August 18, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments
At dinner parties, when people would ask what I do for a living, I would respond in a joking way, “I make people’s lives miserable.” They would quickly come back with, “Ah, you must be an attorney.”
As a practicing trial attorney for two-and-a-half decades, I never understood just how accurate my description was. I didn’t try to make lives miserable, it’s just the result of a process they taught us in law school known as litigation.
Then it happened: my wife and I were sued…Continue
Added by Adrienne Keith Wills on August 11, 2014 at 12:08pm — No Comments
Hot off the presses! Read the Survey of Northwest Mediators (pdf), a result of in-depth interviews with over 30 Seattle and West Coast mediators.
Added by Adrienne Keith Wills on January 17, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments