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CPR Presents Its 2009 Law Firm Award for Excellence in ADR to Boston Law Collaborative

Located in Boston, MA, the Boston Law Collaborative provides legal representation and dispute resolution services, as well as training and consulting, focusing in family, business, and employment cases. 

“Many times, it is the work of our colleagues and peers that inspires our own activities and motivates us to spearhead innovation and promote excellence. Therefore, the CPR Institute is proud to honor Boston Law Collaborative for its commitment to ADR practice and education and for its focus on collaborative dispute resolution,” said Kathleen A. Bryan, President and CEO of the CPR Institute.

The award review committee comprised corporate counsel from General Electric, DuPont, Abbott Labs, Northrop Grumman, and Johnson & Johnson, as well as faculty from the University of Missouri School of Law, Columbia Law School and Pepperdine University’s School of Law. 

Focusing on criteria including processes, techniques, systems, commitment and scholarship which address the resolution, prevention or creative management of major disputes, the committee acknowledged Boston Law Collaborative for:

•    demonstrating firm-wide commitment to conflict resolution;
•    educating legal professionals and clients about ADR and the collaborative law process; and
•    employing a unique multi-disciplinary approach to its legal representation and its dispute
      resolution work.

Previous honorees include the U.K.-based law firm of Herbert Smith (2008) and Philadelphia-based Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, LLP (2007). 

About CPR
CPR Institute provides thought leadership and innovation as the global resource for conflict management and resolution of complex business-related disputes.  Our wealth of intellectual property and published material has educated and motivated General Counsel and their law firms around the world toward an increased reliance on alternative forms of dispute resolution rather than litigation. CPR Institute’s membership is comprised of general counsel and senior lawyers of Fortune 1,000 organizations, partners in the top law firms around the world, as well as leading judges, government officials, neutrals, and academics.  Our proprietary panel of esteemed arbitrators and mediators has provided resolutions in thousands of cases, with billions of dollars at issue, worldwide. For more information, please visit


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