Family Mediation Training

By Oliver Spencer | February 24, 2014

I recently completed Family Mediation Training with the King County Dispute Resolution Center.

Mediation Training

By Oliver Spencer | October 2, 2013

I recently completed Basic Mediation Training at Seattle University Law School-I hope to be able to add the mediation dimension to my practice in the future.

Judicial Evaluation Committee

By Oliver Spencer | June 12, 2013

I was recently selected to be on the Judicial Evaluation Committee of the Loren Miller Bar Association. This committee evaluates judicial candidates in the State of Washington on behalf of the Loren Miller Bar Association.

Overhaul of rules on underground utility lines includes stiffer fines: Spokesman Review

By Oliver Spencer | April 12, 2013

According to Scott Maben at Spokane’s Spokesman Review, penalties for buried utilities will be rising from $1000 for an initial violation to $5000!

Digging up buried utility lines may give you the shock of a lifetime. But it will zap your wallet as well.

Anyone who fails to use Washington’s free “Call Before You Dig” service and who unearths gas or electric lines faces stiffer penalties this year.

As homeowners, landscapers and excavators get busy outdoors each spring, utilities and state regulators ramp up their reminders to call 811 at least two business days before digging. It’s required by state law and is intended to prevent injuries, property damage and outages.

Read the rest of Scott’s article.

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