Uniform Collaborative Law Act/ Rules


Uniform Collaborative Law Act/ Rules

Dialogue and consideration of the Uniform Collaborative Law Act

Members: 12
Latest Activity: May 3, 2013

Uniform Collaborative Law Act - with comments

Uniform Collaborative Law Act Introduced for 2012 Regular Session

UCLA assigned session law chapter number. Download it here: Chapter 119, Laws of 2013 (pdf).

May 3, 2013, Governor Inslee signs SHB 1116 and the UCLA becomes law in the state of Washington. To be effective July 28, 2013. See the Governor's Bill Action page here.  Click here to track the bill.

Resources & Links:


ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Collaborative Law Committee: including a good collection of Links and Resources

Washington Uniform Law Commission: the entity likely to introduce the UCLA/R in the Legislature.

Uniform Law Commission's Collaborative Law Act Committee: The ULC - previously known as NCCUSL (National Conference of Commissioners of Uniform State Laws), responsible for drafting uniform laws. The Collaborative Law Committee drafted the UCLA/R.

UCLA at Hofstra Law: the reporter to the ULC Collaborative Law Committee, Andrew Schepard, is a professor at Hofstra.


Action Alert:

Please visit the Legislative Committee page for the latest information on the collaborative law act and rules:   Legislative Committee Page


We currently need volunteers for a subcommitte on Rules and companion Act for the adoption of the UCLR/A in Washington.


ADR Legislative Committee Meeting

Started by Paul W. McVicker Oct 24, 2012. 0 Replies

The Legislative Committee is meeting next Wednesday, October 31 at Noon.   For Information  please see the  Legislative…Continue

UCLA before ABA House of Delegates

Started by Jeff Bean. Last reply by Jeff Bean Aug 10, 2011. 1 Reply

Heard the Uniform Law Commission pulled from consideration by the House of Delegates the resolution regarding the UCLA. Apparently the Family Law Section, which had supported it last year, took a…Continue


Collaborative Law Act or Rules

Started by Paul W. McVicker Dec 28, 2010. 0 Replies

The Uniform Law Commission has proposed a codification of the Collaborative Law process for enactment by rule or statute.  The document adopted reflects that choice in its title of  Uniform…Continue

Tags: Act/Rules, Law, Collaborative

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Comment by Jeff Bean on May 3, 2013 at 1:58pm

Signed by the Governor today. It's law!

Comment by Michele M. O'Loane on April 19, 2013 at 11:49am

Interestingly, there has been "radio silence" on the FL listserv since the UCLA passed.

Comment by Jeff Bean on April 19, 2013 at 11:29am

House concurred with Senate amendments. On to the Governor's Office.

Comment by Jeff Bean on April 16, 2013 at 9:34am

UCLA passed the Senate April 15.

Comment by Jeff Bean on April 8, 2013 at 10:55am

The Washington State Supreme Court Rules Committee has recommended adoption of the WSBA's proposed set of Uniform Collaborative Law Rules. They are now published for comment to be received within the next 60 days.


Comment by Jeff Bean on February 9, 2012 at 9:24am

UCLA scheduled for public hearing Feb 17 in the Senate Committee on Judiciary at 1:30 PM.

Comment by Jeff Bean on January 23, 2012 at 12:21pm

UCLA passes the house unanimously. Next action will be in the Senate. Watch for updates.

Comment by Jeff Bean on January 20, 2012 at 10:57am

Bill report also shows House  Judiciary substituted bill to 

  1. make it explicit that the collaborative law process applies only to civil matters and not criminal cases; and
  2. specify that the exception to privileged communications applies to communications used to prove stalking and cyber stalking of a party or child.
Comment by Jeff Bean on January 20, 2012 at 10:55am

House bill reporthas a good synopsis of both the bill and the testimony regarding it. Please note that WSBA ADR did not testify at the hearing regarding its unanimous support of the UCLA/R. WSBA staff did testify in opposition - we are trying to determine what the basis for that opposition was.

Comment by Jeff Bean on December 19, 2011 at 10:28pm

Unconfirmed: possible hearings House Judiciary 1/9 or 1/11, possibly in conjunction with other ULC-proposed uniform laws.


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