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25th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference

25th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference

25th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference

Presented by Alternative Dispute Section of the Washington State Bar Association & University of Washington School of Law

About the Event

The 25th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference will be held on March 28-29, 2019, at the University Of Washington School Of Law. It will feature a wide variety of dispute resolution topics in more than 50 sessions covering current issues, communication, negotiation, advocacy, and interpersonal skills applicable to both work and personal life.


CLE credit available.

Date / Time

March 28 - 29, 2019
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM PT


University of Washington School of Law
William H. Hall
4293 Memorial Way Northeast
Seattle, WA 98195


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JAMS Featured Speakers



Bruce Edwards, Esq.

The Business of Mediation: What a Retrospective Look has to Teach Us About the Future
Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PT

The business of mediation has evolved over the past twenty-five plus years to include a variety of business models and embrace a diverse profession. What has that experience taught us about pathways to success, and what lessons will guide us into the future?


The Development of Mediation: A Look Back Over the Last 25 Years
Friday, March 29, 2019 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM PT

Twenty-five years ago, people debated whether mediation should be conducted with or without caucusing. This session, will not only re-explore that topic, but also examine how our thinking about mediation has developed over the intervening years, and how mediation has evolved as a field. Audience participation is encouraged and welcome.


The Changing Mediation Table: How Does the Mediation Environment of 2019 Differ From Years Past?
Friday, March 29, 2019 | 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM PT

Mediation is often described as a “fluid process,” meaning a dynamic process that changes moment to moment. This session explores how mediation itself has changed over the past several decades, and what lessons can be drawn from those changes that will assist our profession in navigating in this new environment

Featured People

Bruce A. Edwards, Esq.
  • Arbitration
  • Business/Commercial
  • Construction
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Environmental
  • Insurance
  • International & Cross-Border
  • Personal Injury Torts
  • Special Master Discovery Referee
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