The IAM Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Lela P. Love
at the IAM conference held in Washington, D.C. on April 18, 2012. Lela
Love was recognized by the IAM as a true pioneer in the mediation
movement whose international leadership, teaching, vision and writing
has so profoundly impacted mediators around the world.
Lela Love serves as a professor of law and the director of the Kukin Program for
Conflict Resolution at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. She founded
and directs Cardozo's Mediation Clinic, a clinical program that helps to
train mediators. She has also served as Past Chair of the American Bar
of Dispute Resolution. Ms. Love has written a number of books, articles
and chapters including The Middle Voice: Mediating Conflict
Successfully and Stories Mediators Tell, co-authored with Eric Galton.
The IAM Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Kimberlee K. Kovach
at the IAM conference held in Austin, Texas on November 11, 2011.
Kimberlee Kovach was recognized by the IAM as a pioneering educator,
author, innovator and leader in the field of Alternative Dispute
Ms. Kovach currently serves as the Distinguished Lecturer in
Dispute Resolution and the Director of the Frank Evans Center for
Conflict Resolution at South Texas College of Law. Kovach has been
actively involved with both the Houston Bar Association's ADR Committee
as well as the State Bar of Texas ADR Committee. Notably, she assisted
in the creation of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution. She is the
author of the first mediation textbook and teacher's manual for use in
law schools and has authored over ten book chapters and over twenty five