201610.31
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CLE Seminar Agenda: ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION

GENERAL INFO: Date & Time: Thursday, December 1, 2016, 1pm-3pm Location: The Little London Plane, 322 Occidental Ave. S, Seattle, WA 98104 Credits: 2 CLE credits Fee: $100.00 per person Note: Seating is limited to 25 people. Please RSVP at casemanager@pacificadrconsulting.com AGENDA: ETHICAL DILEMMAS IN MEDIATION AND ARBITRATION Presented by: Pacific ADR Consulting-Copyright 2016 Speakers:…

201610.31
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JENNIFER HILLS – Profile of the Month

This month, I had the opportunity to interview Jennifer Hills, ARM-P, CRM who is the Director of the Office of Risk Management for King County, Washington. GB: How often do you have cases that involve mediation? JH: King County mediates around four cases a month on average.  Many of our cases are related to auto…

201610.28
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CATHERINE BERGIN YALUNG – Our November True Neutral

“I’m delighted to announce that during our December 1st CLE covering ethics, our panelist Catherine Bergin Yalung will join me in giving the presentation.” –Gregg Bertram Catherine Bergin Yalung is an attorney dedicated to resolving real estate, title insurance, and creditor-debtor disputes. She has practiced law for 25 years, generally focusing on real estate matters and has managed litigation…

201610.27
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Commercial Mediation: A Different Animal

By Gregg Bertram Are there fundamentally different dynamics present when mediating a commercial dispute versus a trust and estate or negligence case?  Generally, although some commercial mediations may require intensive financial and document analysis, the emotional quotient is often every bit as high in business disputes as it is in any other kind of litigation. …

201610.26
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Commercial Arbitration: How Arbitrators Think

By Gregg Bertram Pacific ADR  Copyright 2016 Even though currently under attack from many quarters, arbitration remains at this writing a popular means of resolving commercial and other disputes.  Unlike civil litigation in the court system, however, rarely is there a record of arbitration proceedings.  Indeed, many arbitration agreements expressly require that it be a…

201610.07
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Pre-dispute Arbitration Takes Another Hit

by Gregg Bertram A new regulation promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services bans federally funded long term care facilities, i.e. nursing homes, from using pre-dispute binding arbitration agreements.  Pre-dispute arbitration clauses have heretofore been common provisions in nursing home residency agreements. The new regulation provides for the…