ADR in the Age of the Pandemic

Tuesday, October 27, 2020
1.00 Law & Legal CLE Credit
All attendance is via live webcast



  • Mediation and arbitration – what works and what doesn’t
  • Realistic alternatives to the 7th Amendment
  • Advantages and disadvantages of remote ADR

Distinguished Faculty

Judge Richard F. McDermott (Ret.) | JAMS, King County Superior Court

Judge Richard F. McDermott (Ret.) joined JAMS in 2018 after a distinguished career on the King County Superior Court Bench. In almost 18 years at the Court, Judge McDermott tried hundreds of cases in many diverse areas including personal injury, auto accidents, medical malpractice, wrongful death, construction defects, product liability, family law, estate disputes and property claims against governmental entities.

Judge McDermott began his career as a Deputy Prosecuting attorney in King County and then as a Public Defender. After his initial public service career, Judge McDermott worked in private practice for 22 years, handling a wide variety of litigation matters, eventually leading to his specializing in personal injury, ranging from automobile accidents to slip and falls to product liability claims. While on the Bench, Judge McDermott tried to verdict and participated in settlement conferences for numerous cases involving business disputes, governmental claims, boundary disputes, dissolutions with custody and significant property issues and general civil actions. He was named Judge of the Year or Co-Judge of the Year three times, primarily for his dedication to the civil justice system and his handling of civil cases. Judge McDermott approaches cases with respect and empathy for all the parties and their attorneys. He brings to his ADR career, not only experience and an even-handed demeanor that encourages resolution of disputes, but a passion to help others come to a resolution and bring closure.

Please Note:

If you must cancel, tuition will be refunded less a $10 administrative fee, so long as cancellation is received in writing by 5:00pm, October 22, 2020.
Please advise KCBA in advance of any condition that may impact your participation at the seminar so we may arrange appropriate and comfortable accommodation in time for the program.

Event Details

October 27, 2020
Registration: 11:45 AM
Program: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Credits: 1.00 Law & Legal CLE Credit
Webcast Only