May 2019 Bar Bulletin
By Judge Donna Tucker
and Patti Dinsmore
From small claims to anti-harassment — and more — King County residents have multiple options for resolving conflicts. While people often think first of the courts when they have problems with another party, dispute resolution offers an effective alternative in many conflicts.
The King County district Court (KCDC) and the non-profit Dispute Resolution Center of King County (DRC) have collaborated for decades to help our respective services run more smoothly — benefitting residents and attorneys.
Dispute Resolution Centers:
A Brief History
The Washington Legislature adopted the Court Improvement Act in 1984, which sought, in part, to...