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24th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference

24th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference

24th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference

Presented By: Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Washington State Bar Association & University of Washington School of Law

About the Event

In addition to honoring alumni and leaders who have made significant contributions to the Asian Pacific American legal community, the Dinner raises funds toward the endowment of the DM Public Interest Fellowship, which provides critical financial support to outstanding individuals who commit to serving the public interest. Minami Fellows are selected for their diverse backgrounds, record of exceptional academic and professional accomplishment, leadership in community service, and commitment to social justice and public interest work. The 2017 fellowship recipient will be honored at the event.


CLE credit is available.

Date / Time

March 22 - 23, 2018

Thursday, March 22, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:30 PM PT

Friday, March 23, 2018
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM PT


University of Washington School of Law
4293 Memorial Way Northeast
Seattle, WA 98195


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JAMS Featured Speakers



Hon. Thomas McPhee (Ret.)

How to Draft a Custom Dispute Resolution Clause – “Beyond the Basics”
Thursday, March 22, 2018 | 2:30 PM - 3:45 PM PT

The value of a well-written, customized dispute resolution clause cannot be overstated. It begins the dispute resolution process with the promise of a faster, cheaper, better resolution. This session will include discussion of issues such as whether a litigator should participate in drafting the clause, the pitfalls of including too much, step clauses, time limitations, venue, choice of law, class action waivers, mediator/arbitrator selection, interim remedies, discovery, limitations on remedies, attorneys’ fees, and appeals.

1.25 Law and Legal Procedure CLE Credit Approved

Hon. William Downing (Ret.)

Hon. Kim Prochnau (Ret.)

Richard Birke
Executive Director, JAMS Institute

The Psychology of Negotiation in Mediation
Friday, March 23, 2018 | 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM PT

This session will explore a variety of psychological principles that may pose obstacles to the mediated resolution of disputes. The panel will identify these principles and obstacles and explore ways in which mediators may assist litigants and their lawyers in overcoming them.

1.0 Professional Development CLE Credits Approved


Featured People

Judge  William L. Downing (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction
  • Employment Law
  • Family Law
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property
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