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February 2013 Bar Bulletin

ADR Conference Set for March 29-30


The 20th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference will bring together the best and brightest of alternative dispute resolution practitioners and presenters from throughout the United States, Australia, Canada and England, for another outstanding program.

The nationally acclaimed conference will be held at the University of Washington School of Law on March 29 and 30. In a departure from previous conference schedules, there will be a full day of sessions on Friday and a half-day of sessions on Saturday.

The conference, co-sponsored by the University of Washington School of Law, the King County Bar Association ADR Section, the Washington State Bar Association ADR Section, the Washing­ton Mediation Association, and Resolu­tion Washington, is the largest regional conference devoted to dispute resolution, with diverse sessions expected to attract more than 300 participants.

This year's conference will offer a series of presentations, co-sponsored by JDR, JAMS and WAMS, that will be valuable to practitioners desiring advanced training and CLE credit for Rule 39.1 mediator certification and recertification. There will be topics of interest to both those serving as neutrals and those serving as advocates in ADR processes.

The conference will have several featured speakers, including: Neil Denny, author, international speaker and collaborative lawyer from England; Nina Meierding, mediator and adjunct professor at Pepperdine University; Wayne Brazil, former ADR magistrate judge for the Northern District of California; and Larry Susskind, Ford Foundation Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at MIT, as well as founder of the Consensus Building Institute and vice chair of the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School.

You will find more details about the conference program, faculty descriptions and a link to online registration at www.wsba-adr.org/page/northwest-dispute-resolution. Attendees will have the opportunity to receive 10.25 Washington CLE credits, including 1.25 ethics credits.

The early bird registration fee for both days of the conference is $255 if registration is completed by March 15. A 20% discount is available for groups of at least five people from one organization or firm who register together.


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