Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Dispute Resolution and the Courts: What You Need to Know

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...

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