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The 2010 American Bar Association (ABA) Lawyer as Problem Solver Award was presented to Mediate.com as the institutional recipient and Bennett Picker and Andrew Schepard as individual recipients on April 9th at the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Awards Dinner in San Francisco.
The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution established the Lawyer as Problem Solver Awards to recognize individuals and organizations that use their legal skills in creative, innovative and often non-traditional ways to solve problems for their clients and within their communities.
In presenting the award to Mediate.com, the ABA noted:
Mediate.com has been at the forefront of making the power of the Internet accessible to lawyers, mediators and dispute resolution practitioners. Mediate.com has been developing digital products and resources that have advanced the presence and depth of the field of dispute resolution in immeasurable ways and fundamentally altered the practice of mediation by making online strategies practical and available.
Mediate.com offers the field one of the most used information resources, replete with blogs, cutting edge articles, news of mediation and negotiation practice, as well as a place for interactive dialogue. The website is a practical tool for practitioners and helps them become more effective problem solvers.
Mediate.com applies the technology of the internet directly to lawyers and dispute resolution practitioners. The founders of Mediate.com had the foresight to see the importance and applications of the Internet and bring them to bear on a developing field of practice. This groundbreaking website has given tools and resources to the public and to ADR professionals to do their own problem solving in virtually every field of law.
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