Mediation: As with Acupuncture... Get to the Point!

Published by Washington State Association for Justice


Chairpersons: Jean Magladry & Mike Maxwell
12:20-12:30 Welcome & Introduction
Mike Maxwell, Seminar co-chair, Bellevue Attorney
Jean Magladry, Seminar co-chair, Bellevue Attorney
12:30-1:00 What’s Going On in the Other Room?
Rhonda Laumann, Seattle attorney
1:00-1:30 Be Prepared: The key to successful mediation.
Teri Justice, Bellevue Attorney
1:30-2:00 Bad Faith Claims in Mediation.
Faye Wong, Mercer Island Attorney
2:00-2:15 Break
2:15-2:45 Managing Client Expectations and Preparing the Client to Participate.
Niomi Drake, Bellevue Attorney
2:45-3:15 Whether to Mediate: What is the attorney’s motivation to recommend mediation?
Mike Maxwell
3:15-3:45 Ethical Considerations in Mediation.
Jean Magladry

Michael Alexander Maxwell
A native of Seattle, Mike attended law school at Northeastern University in Boston after a first career as a high school teacher of English, French and Spanish in St. Thomas, USVI. While in law school he served in internships litigating federal...More
Jean Magladry
Jean Magladry has been practicing law in Washington since 1982. She places special emphasis in the areas of personal injury, including cases involving motor vehicle accidents, premises liability and products liability, and employment and...More
Rhonda Laumann
Rhonda Laumann of The Laumann Firm, PLLC brings a unique blend of experience to the mediation arena, based on representation of both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of personal injury actions, including automobile accidents,slip and fall...More
Teri Justice
Faye J. Wong
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Niomi Fisseha Drake
Niomi was born and raised in Addis Abeba, Ethiopia and moved to the United States at a young age. Niomi devotes her practice to helping those seriously injured by the negligence of others in the areas of Maritime, Premises Liability, Medical...More

Originally Published

October 23, 2015

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • What’s Going On in the Other Room? - Video
  • Be Prepared: The key to successful mediation. - Video
  • Bad Faith Claims in Mediation - Video
  • Managing Client Expectations and Preparing the Client to Participate - Video
  • Ethical Considerations in Mediation - Video
  • Mediation: As with Acupuncture... Get to the Point! - Paper

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