Voluntary Settlement Conference
Alternate dispute resolution includes Mediation, A settlement conference which is just the same as mediation, and Arbitration.
Arbitration is when you let someone else make a decision over your case while mediation and settlement conference is a voluntary acquiescence by you or a decision by you to accept what is suggested to try to settle your case.
It’s mandatory in King County that you participate in a settlement conference. The volunteers are local King County Attorneys.
So thankfully, we have the attorneys that volunteer their time, and it is fee waived.