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2016 AWARD RECIPIENT - JONATHAN T. FIDLER

IAM members in the Toronto area, please take special note that the Ontario Bar Association will be presenting their Award of Excellence for Alternative Dispute Resolution to IAM Board of Governors member, Jon Fidler at a celebration to be held on October 27th. For more information CLICK HERE



 

Lawfuel, a prominent legal online publication in New Zealand has just released its list of mediation stars.

For the last 3 years, Geoff Sharp has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal as one of the 10 most highly regarded international mediators.

Deborah Clapshaw. Another to gain the honour of being a Distinguished Fellow by the IAM, Auckland barrister Ms Clapshaw was formerly a litigation lawyer both in New Zealand and Hong Kong.

With a construction and infrastructure specialization, gained both here and predominantly in London and Hong Kong, Auckland barrister and AMINZ President, John Walton mediates a wide range of commercial cases.

Lastly, an honourable mention must go to ex-pat New Zealander, Tony Willis.


Kudos to IAM Distinguished Fellows!


Richard P. Sher, (St. Louis, Missouri) received the Richard S. Arnold Award for Distinguished Service at the recent Eighth Circuit Judicial Conference. The award recipients are chosen by the district judges in each of the districts in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, based on criteria for which Judge Arnold was known: "1) the person has achieved professional excellence in his or her field; 2) the person has been a leader in his or her legal community as reflected in the leadership positions the nominee has held in bar associations and other professional organizations; 3) the person has contributed significant work toward the delivery of volunteer legal services to underserved members of the community; 4) the person has been honored by his or her peers; and 5) the person has served as a mentor or role model for less-experienced lawyers or students interested in law." Mr. Sher, who has served as a mediator in more than 2,200 cases, was specifically recognized for his contribution to the study and acceptance of alternative dispute resolution in civil litigation.

Louise Otis (Montreal, Quebec) The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Québec, Mme Stéphanie Vallée, recently awarded the Prix de la justice du Québec 2015, to Mme Louise Otis. It is the highest distinction given in the legal field in Québec. The Prix de la justice du Québec 2015 recognizes and highlights the invaluable contribution of a person who has worked to defend the values of justice: accessibility, universality and quality.


 

Congratulations!

Congratulations to Distinguished Fellow and IAM Board member, Jon Fidler on being awarded the Ontario Bar Association Award of Excellence in ADR for 2016!


The ADR Award of Excellence recognizes exceptional contributions and/or achievements in Alternative Dispute Resolution in two or more of the following areas: Excellence in the practice of ADR; Participation in continuing legal education at the OBA, Canadian Bar Association, Law Society of Upper Canada or other organizations on ADR issues; Writing and teaching on ADR issues; Mentoring of other persons in ADR; Participation in law reform initiatives that touch upon ADR; and Promotion of the use of, and generally providing leadership in ADR.

Jon also recently chaired the highly successful Winkler/IAM/Osgoode PD Conference which was held on May 12th in Toronto. This was the Third Annual Event and was entitled "The Unsettleable Case- Advanced Strategies for Senior Council and Mediators." IAM speakers at the CLE program included Pat Coughlan, Tracy Allen, Gene Moscovitch and George Brown (Keynote).

 


Welcome to the newest Members of the IAM!

Earlene Baggett-Hayes
Distinguished Fellow
Pontiac, Michigan
To read more about
Earlene CLICK HERE


 


Hon. Ariel Belen
Distinguished Fellow
New York, New York
To read more about
Ariel CLICK HERE

 


Jeff Hand
Distinguished Fellow
Vancouver, British Columbia
To read more about
Jeff CLICK HERE


 


Alan Limbury
Distinguished Fellow
Woolloomooloo, New South Wales
To read more about
Alan CLICK HERE

 


Mary McLain
Fellow
San Francisco, California
To read more about
Mary CLICK HERE

Joyce Mitchell
Distinguished Fellow
Rockville, Maryland
To read more about
Joyce CLICK HERE

Jane Player
Distinguished Fellow
London, England
To read more about
Jane CLICK HERE



Antoinette (Toni) Raheem
Distinguished Fellow
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
To read more about
Toni CLICK HERE



Peter Robinson
Distinguished Fellow
St. Catherines, Ontario
To read more about
Peter CLICK HERE

Jody Sin
Distinguished Fellow
Hong Kong
To read more about
Jody CLICK HERE



Ronald Williams
Distinguished Fellow
Woodbridge, Virginia
To read more about
Ronald CLICK HERE





Gail Sirman-Wright
Distinguished Fellow
New York, New York
To read more about
Gail CLICK HERE



Hon. Joseph Spinola
Distinguished Fellow
New York, New York
To read more about
Joseph CLICK HERE

John Walton
Fellow
Auckland, New Zealand
To read more about
John CLI
CK HERE


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