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Date Title CLE Format City/Area
02/28/22 ADR Section Virtual Arbitration Program - Webinar Online
05/09 - 05/20/22 40-Hour Basic Mediation Training 40 Webinar Online

12/2/21 ADR Webinar: The Expedited Collaborative Process

Speakers: Connie Kratovil-Lavelle, Esq., Kathy Brisette-Minus, Esq., LJ Pelham, Esq.

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4/21/21 Chief Judge Bell Award Presentation

How to be Heard in ADR: Verbal and Non-Verbal Gestures

Originally presented on 3/24/21.

Webinar: How Mediators are Using the New Parenting Plan Tool

Originally presented 1/27/21 to the MSBA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section. Click below to download an accompanying article from Magistrate Paul B. Eason, Circuit Court for Prince George’s County: New Year, New Rule, Joint Parenting Plans Have Arrived.

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Notice of Postponement of 2021 Chief Judge Bell Award

Responding to suggestions from the bench, bar and from ADR section members regarding a 2021 Chief Judge Bell (CJB) Award, the MSBA ADR Section Council has discussed the issue and voted to postpone the request for nominations for a 2021 CJB Award and will instead focus on truly honoring Toby Guerin, our 2020 recipient, during a 2021 event. As you may remember, our Spring Event to honor the 2020 CJB award recipient was cancelled due to the pandemic.

The ADR Section Council is committed to a virtual event in 2021. The 2020 recipient of the Chief Judge Bell Award, Toby Guerin, will be honored at that event.

Details will follow regarding the format for the Spring 2021 event. We can’t wait to connect with our community and appreciate all of the communication and feedback that we have received so far this year.

-MSBA ADR Section Council


Previous Recipients of the Chief Judge Bell Award

2020 – Toby Treem Guerin, Esq.
2019 – Hon. Thomas G. Ross
2018 – Louise Phipps Senft, Esq.
2017 – Dr. Lorig Charkoudian
2016 – Chief Judge Peter B. Krauser
2015 – Jonathan S. Rosenthal, Esq.
2014 – Martin A. Kranitz
2013 – Rachel A. Wohl, Esq.
2012 – Patricia A. Miller, Esq.
2011 – Hon. Melanie A. Vaughn
2010 – Marvin E. Johnson, Esq.
2008 – Ramona Buck
2007 – Roger C. Wolf