2009 honoree for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity in ADR

CPR presented the organization’s second annual “Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity in Alternative Dispute Resolution“ to Laurel Pyke Malson.  The Award was presented on January 14 in New York City during the CPR Institute’s Annual Meeting at a special Awards Dinner.

Ms. Malson has been a long-time advocate of diversity in the legal profession generally, and within the alternative dispute resolution field in particular.  She currently serves with distinction on the CPR Institute’s National Task Force on Diversity in ADR.  With Ms. Malson’s participation, the Task Force has launched a number of initiatives, including the development of an ADR Diversity Survey to assist corporate legal departments in identifying and holding their outside law firms responsible for using, women and attorneys of color in ADR. 

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