2020 Annual Award Winners

When:
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Where:

Presented at the 2021 Annual Meeting.

Honorees

Outstanding Contribution to Diversity in ADR: 
Gail J. Wright, Esq.

Outstanding Book in the Field of ADR: 
Bertram Levine and Grande Lum
America's Peacemakers: The Community Relations Service and Civil Rights (The University of Missouri Press 2020)

Outstanding Professional Article: 
William Froehlich, Nancy H. Rogers, Joseph B. Stulberg
Sharing Dispute Resolution Practices with Leaders of a Divided Community or Campus: Strategies for Two Crucial ConversationsOhio State Journal on Dispute Resolution [Vol. 35:5 2020]

Joseph T. McLaughlin Original Student Article Award:
Ana Ubilava
Amicable Settlements in Investor-State Disputes: Empirical Analysis of Patterns and Perceived ProblemsThe Journal of World Investment & Trade 21, 4 (2020): 528-557

CPR Partner of the Year: 
John J. Buckley, Jr.

 


Outstanding Contribution to Diversity in ADR:

A leader, advocate and mentor, Wright helped to establish CPR’s Employment Pathways program to further the inclusion of diverse neutrals on the CPR Panel of Distinguished Neutrals.  She served as Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s Civil Rights Committee, Executive Committee, Labor and Employment Section as well as associate counsel for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. She is also the Diversity Co-Chair of the International Academy of Mediators, an international membership organization comprised of commercial mediators. Diversity Task Force Co-Chair Shira Scheindlin presented Wright with the award.

Outstanding Book in the Field of ADR:
America’s Peacemakers: The Community Relations Service and Civil Rights (The University of Missouri Press 2020), authored by the late Bertram Levine and Grande Lum, chronicles the history of the Community Relations Services office of the Justice Department. In this work, Lum expands upon the prior work of  Levine to present a timely ADR perspective of the history of Civil Rights in the U.S. with a focus on events since 9/11.

Outstanding Professional Article: 
Sharing Dispute Resolution Practices with Leaders of a Divided Community or Campus: Strategies for Two Crucial Conversations, Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution [Vol. 35:5 2020] was authored by William Froehlich, Nancy H. Rogers and Joseph B. Stulberg.

The Joseph T. McLaughlin Original Student Article Award: 
Awarded to Ana Ubilava, a PhD student at the University of Sydney Law School (Australia) for her article, “Amicable Settlements in Investor-State Disputes: Empirical Analysis of Patterns and Perceived Problems”, The Journal of World Investment & Trade 21, 4 (2020): 528-557.

CPR Partner of the Year Award:
Recognizing an outstanding volunteer in CPR’s work, the award will be given to John J. Buckley, Jr. for his service as Chair on the Fast Track Rules Committee, Model Concurrent Mediation Clause and Model Delegation Clause Task Forces, service on the Construction Rules Committee and his overall support of CPR through his law firm, Williams & Connolly, LLP.

“The winners of these awards exemplify the potential and purpose of ADR, and we are certain 2021 will only serve to produce more exciting and innovative works from our members, helping to advance dispute resolution so we can work together to find more purpose,” said Allen Waxman, CPR’s CEO & President.

 

 

 

For questions about your submission or the CPR Institute’s Awards Program, please email Helena Tavares Erickson at herickson@cpradr.org.