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The DC Code: § 16-4020 Authority of tribunal in case of noncompliance.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)
If an agreement fails to meet the requirements of § 16-4004, or a lawyer fails to comply with § 16-4014 or § 16-4015, the tribunal may nonetheless find that the parties intended to enter into a collaborative law participation agreement if they:
Signed a record indicating an intention to enter into a collaborative law participation agreement; and
Reasonably believed they were participating in a collaborative law process.
If the tribunal makes the findings specified in subsection (a) of this section, and the interests of justice require, the tribunal may:
Enforce an agreement evidenced by a record resulting from the process in which the parties participated;
Apply the disqualification provisions of §§ 16-4009, 16-4010, and 16-4011; and
Apply a privilege under § 16-4017.

Historical and Statutory

Legislative History of Laws For history of Law 19-125, see notes under § 16-4001. Uniform Law: This section is based on § 20 of the Uniform Collaborative Law Act. See Vol. 7 , Part 1B, Uniform Laws Annotated, Master Edition or ULA Database on Westlaw. DC CODE § 16-4020 Current through December 11, 2012


(May 9, 2012, D.C. Law 19-125, § 2(b), 59 DCR 1928.)