Toby Guerin (Maryland) recently won the Chief Judge Robert M. Bell Award for Outstanding Contribution to Alternative Dispute Resolution in Maryland, the Maryland State Bar ADR Section’s the highest honor. As many of you know, Judge Bell was a leader in the use of ADR in the Maryland judiciary, schools, government, and communities during his illustrious career. According to this press release:
For nearly 20 years, Guerin has been a leading advocate for conflict resolution and mediation in Maryland. She was the first chair of the Mediator Excellence Council. In that role, she was responsible for overseeing the formation and implementation of the first practitioner-based organization in Maryland focusing on the provision of quality mediation services.
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For Guerin, the award is especially meaningful because its first recipient in 2007 was Prof. Roger Wolf, who founded Maryland Carey Law’s Center for Dispute Resolution in 2002. “It is a profound honor to follow in Roger’s footsteps,” says Guerin. “He was a visionary leader in ADR, a mentor, and a friend.”
Many of you know just how well-deserving of this honor she is. Big congratulations Toby !!