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Submit a Nomination

The Chief Judge Robert M. Bell Award for Outstanding Contribution to Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Maryland is presented at the MSBA ADR Section spring dinner. Use the form below to submit a nomination.


The award honors the vision and accomplishments of Chief Judge Robert M. Bell for his work in promoting the use of ADR in the Maryland judiciary, schools, government, and communities by:

  1. Recognizing Maryland organizations and individuals, both within the legal community and beyond, that are creating and providing innovative and effective ADR services and programs;
  2. Supporting entitites that seek excellence through educational and outreach programs, and demonstrate a commitment to utilize ethical standards in their ADR programs and practices; and
  3. Encouraging individuals to become catalysts for change and to demonstrate exemplary ADR best practices and approaches.

Any individual, agency, business, or entity may submit nominations using the form below. The Section Council will consider the nominations and select the award recipient.