Updated: July 31, 2018

Alternative Dispute Resolution Section

Who We Are

The WSBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section promotes the informed use and best practices for all dispute resolution processes in Washington. Whether mediating, arbitrating or negotiating, every lawyer is an ADR professional. The section is home to many attorneys who are also members of other sections.

The WSBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section welcomes and encourages participation of all ADR professionals. You don’t have to be a lawyer or a member of WSBA. This is the community for all ADR professionals: mediators, arbitrators, and lawyers representing and advising their clients.

Annual Report
Info Sheet
Mediation Committee

Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Executive Committee Elections

Voting in the 2018 Executive Committee elections for the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section ended on May 31. Here are the newly-elected members for for each position with terms beginning Oct. 1, 2018.

Chair-elect: Melvyn Simburg

Treasurer: Courtland Shafer

Secretary: Megan Clark

At-Large Members (Two Positions): Sasha S. Philip, Dee Knapp

Thank you to all of the candidates!

What We Do

The WSBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section connects professionals with relevant ADR resources and information:

  • The annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference, the premier dispute resolution conference in the Northwest, featuring national speakers presenting cutting-edge, current topics
  • Educational presentations for both neutrals and advocates
  • Unsurpassed networking opportunities with other ADR professionals
  • Cost-effective CLE credits in ADR

WSBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section hosts an interactive, content-driven website www.wsba-adr.org — the online network of ADR professionals. It is the source for relevant, current dispute resolution information in Washington:

  • Share information and engage in professional discussions and in the Forum
  • Learn about conferences and seminars on the Events page

How We Do It

WSBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section has an Executive Committee and five standing committees:

Click on any of the committee group pages above to learn more, see how they can help you in your ADR practice and how you can get involved.

Executive Committee

ChairCourtney Kaylor
Chair-ElectJoanna Roth 
SecretaryMegan Clark
TreasurerCourtland Shafer
Immediate Past ChairAdrienne Keith Wills
Young Lawyer LiaisonHillarie Lee
BOG LiaisonKyle Sciuchetti*

Committee Members At-Large

Craig Beles
Alan Alhadeff
Paul McVicker
Roger Moss
Sasha S. Philip
Lish Whitson

*Non-voting member

Please contact subcommittee members for details on their upcoming meeting dates and locations.

To learn more about the benefits of section membership, see the WSBA Alternative Dispute Resolution Section website, contact any member of the Executive Committee or contact membership@wsba-adr.org.