201706.01
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Profile of the Month – BRANDON K. BATCHELOR

Brandon Batchelor is a personal injury and civil litigation attorney at Russell & Hill, PLLC.  Brandon devotes his practice to helping people who have suffered injuries through the fault of businesses, government entities, and other persons. Brandon first became licensed to practice law in Illinois, where he worked as a prosecutor. After moving to Seattle, Brandon became…

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Paula McCandlis Joins Pacific ADR Consulting, LLC

Paula McCandlis has joined Pacific ADR Consulting, LLC as a panel member. Ms. McCandlis is a shareholder and co-managing partner at Brett McCandlis & Brown, PLLC with offices throughout Washington State (Bellingham, Mt. Vernon, Everett, Seattle, Vancouver, and Spokane). Her law office handles personal injury and wrongful death cases. Ms. McCandlis has spent 20 years…

201701.12
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Managing Risk in Litigation

Litigation is a very common American pastime.  There are more lawyers in some U.S. cities than there are in entire countries such as Japan.  However, for individuals and business enterprises litigation is always very expensive and emotionally disruptive.  Can either of these unwelcome features of a lawsuit be avoided?  No, not entirely.  In our country…

201610.31
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CLE Seminar Agenda: ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION

GENERAL INFO: Date & Time: Thursday, December 1, 2016, 1pm-3pm Location: The Little London Plane, 322 Occidental Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98104 Credits: 2 CLE credits Fee: $100.00 per person Note: Seating is limited to 25 people. Please RSVP at casemanager@pacificadrconsulting.com AGENDA: ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION Presented by: Pacific ADR Consulting-Copyright 2016 Speakers:…

201510.22
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U.S. Supreme Court to Review California’s “Arbitration Unfriendly” Rule

The U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari last week in MHN Government Services, Inc. v. Zaborowski, a case in which the Ninth Circuit affirmed a lower court’s decision to sever an arbitration clause. The Supreme Court’s decision to review this case is significant given the number of contracts providing that California law controls. In Zaborowski, counselors…

201510.01
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Pacific ADR Welcomes Real Estate Attorney Catherine Yalung

I am pleased to introduce Pacific ADR Consulting’s newest panel member, Catherine Yalung. Catherine brings extensive substantive knowledge regarding title insurance and real estate transactions to her mediation and arbitration practice. Catherine has practiced law for 23 years, with a primary focus on real estate and creditor-debtor matters. She currently manages litigation in a 10-state…

201509.16
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Gender Consciousness in Mediation

Fortunately, we in the United States live in a world where gender rarely defines an individual or limits success, career choices or relationships that define us as human beings. However, lawyers and mediators do need to keep gender issues in mind. As a young lawyer admitted to the Washington Bar in 1975, I immediately realized…