Interview with Gregg Bertram

Recently, we had the opportunity to interview Attorney Gregg Bertram, who is the founder and CEO of Pacific ADR Consulting, LLC, which is a company that specializes in mediation and arbitration. Although Pacific ADR’s headquarters are in Seattle, the company is now expanding into other areas of country. Gregg and his team of panelists are often able to help parties resolve legal conflicts without having to go to trial or arbitration. 


Pacific ADR Consulting | True Neutral

Gregg Bertram M.A., J.D., LL.M.is one of the most experienced and successful mediators in the U.S. He is the founder and CEO of Pacific ADR Consulting, LLC, a Pacific Northwest mediation and arbitration service provider.  In 2015, Gregg Bertram foundedPacific ADR Consulting, LLC, a Northwest mediation and arbitration service provider.  Gregg and Pacific ADR's panelists mediate and/or arbitrate in every area of civil litigation and at the highest professional level. The company is known for the high quality of its panel members, who are well prepared and bring sharp focus, experience and authentic neutrality to every case.


Peter Corning To Receive "Book of the Year" Award

Peter Corning will receive the “book of the year” award for Synergistic Selection and an honorary doctorate for my 30 years of work and contributions to the systems sciences.


The Social Contract: Who Needs It?

Let’s begin with some political theory.  Aristotle, in his great treatise, the Politics, concluded that there are, basically, only two different kinds of governments in terms of the outcomes for a society -- those that serve the common good, or the public interest, and those that have been co-opted to serve the self-interests of the people who hold political power.  


Money is the New Rule of Law

With the widening gap between the mega wealthy and everyone else, it is logical to conclude that much of the soft news that is reported in the media is placed there by people who can afford to pay the high price of P.R. There is no hard data to support this contention, but it is plausible that it is the wealthy among us—corporations, organizations, families, and individuals—who are paying for the services of an estimated 800,000 professional P.R. practitioners. If it is the rich who are paying for the legions of P.R. consultants and P.R. firms, then it can be unequivocally stated that the media has become increasingly the playground of the rich.


The Kidnapping of the Second Amendment

From Colorado

The Kidnapping of the Second Amendment

Even those of us who don’t know all the amendments in our constitution know the gist of  the Second Amendment, adopted in 1791: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.” 

We know it because our Second Amendment has...


Providing Support to Immigrant Detainees

As an employee at the Northwest Immigrant Rights Project office in Tacoma, Maria Cordero-Miranda administers the Legal Orientation Program at the Northwest Detention Center, one of the largest immigration prisons in the U.S. Her position is almost entirely funded by the federal LOP grant.


Good Law

Today’s attorneys are often called upon to have more sophisticated skills and experience beyond being mere practitioners of law.