201802.02
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Insurance: The Elephant in the Room in Professional Liability Mediation

by Roger L. Hillman, J.D. In the preparation for and participation in mediation, it is imperative that counsel, both for plaintiffs and defendants, be conscious of the critical role insurance has in resolving any liability matter. Personal (e.g. auto, homeowners) and commercial (e.g. CGL, professional liability) insurance policies impose on the insurer the “duty to…

201712.08
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Employment Mediation Update

By Andrew Kinstler, Pacific ADR Panelist Employment-related claims are increasingly common. Instead of going to trial, many of the parties involved in these cases are using mediation to resolve employment-related disputes. Here is a recent example of a Washington Supreme Court case related to employment issues that might affect how pending and future employment cases…

201712.04
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Profile of the Month – Matthew J. Segal

Matt Segal’s practice focuses on litigation, counseling and dispute resolution for public and private clients. Matt’s litigation experience spans the appellate and trial court level, with an emphasis on complex appellate matters, federal and state constitutional law, municipal law, insurance coverage, land use, public records, and media & privacy issues. Matt has appeared and presented…

201710.23
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CLE Seminar Agenda: Negotiating at Mediation – Tips for Success

GENERAL INFO: Date & Time: November 16, 2017, 1pm-3pm Location: The Little London Plane, 322 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle, WA 98104 Credits: 2, approved by WSBA Fee: $175.00 per person Note: Seating is limited to 25 people. Please RSVP at casemanager@pacificadrconsulting.com AGENDA: NEGOTIATING AT MEDIATION: TIPS FOR SUCCESS Presented by: Pacific ADR Consulting-Copyright 2017 Speakers:…

201707.06
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Report from Salzburg: The Current State of Mediation Abroad

by Gregg Bertram In June, I attended the Second Biennial International Mediation Symposium in Salzburg, Austria.  This event was sponsored by the Center For international Legal Studies (CILS).  During the conference, speakers from such countries and locales such as Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, japan, China, Canada, Korea, Singapore, Austria, Switzerland and the U.S. described the…