Jeff Bean
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CyberWeek 2012

Profile Information

What is your profession and title?
What is your ADR experience? (trainings and education)
Certified Mediator (WMA)
Mentor Mediator (KC DRC)
Certified Mediation Practitioner (PC CDR)
What, if any, ADR organizations or groups do you belong to?
ADR Section, Washington State Bar Association (Chair 2010-11)
King County Collaborative Law (President, 2010-11)
What are you hoping to get from
Broad geographic dialog on consensus-based dispute resolution.
Do you/your company have a website?

Beyond the Courthouse Blog

Ninety Nine Words of Advice for Lawyers

Ninety-nine out of one hundred filed cases won’t end in a trial. Why are you preparing for trials in 100% of your cases when only 1% of them will have one? The majority of those lawsuits will end in an agreement. Don’t presume litigating is the only way to get to those agreements. Maybe that’s […]

Word Cloud

Here’s a word cloud made from this blog. I think it tells a pretty good story about what’s being talked about here. Click here to see the word cloud on Wordle or to create your own.

What are Your Conflict Questions?

I have a favor to ask. You can help me out with a project. All I need to know is this: what are your conflict questions? Think of a time when you – or a friend you were helping – was in a dispute, a disagreement, or some sort of dust-up. Maybe it was a […]

Is There a Warranty on that Hex?

eBay has banned the sale of magic spells. No more tarot card readings. No more conjurings. No more magic potions. Darn. And I was just about to go buy me some digital JuJu. Why did eBay stop? The answer warms this dispute resolution professional’s heart. eBay will no longer serve as a marketplace for the […]

You Can Do Better Than Justice

In mediations we often hear the parties justify their positions using legal words and terms of law. They may have had lawyers advise them or not. They may have studied-up on their own. Or they may have simply absorbed our legal-adversarial culture watching lawyer dramas on television. Wherever they got them, they’ll use the words […]

Comment Wall (1 comment)

At 4:29pm on March 1, 2018, Eddie Habte Mekasha said…


It is good to see a mediation professional at a city most of my natives Ethiopians live.

Seattle was the city I was told to be assigned after my graduation but due to financial difficulties  the district could not hire me but my heart and online connection is till there.

I am one of the top interpreters of Amharic that is bilingual at some metropolitan cities like DC and LA.

Please look a way that I may share with you the concepts of conflict resolution there.



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