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Florida Dispute Resolution Center Creates Sharon Press Excellence in ADR Award


Hamline’s Dispute Resolution Institute Director Sharon Press was honored at the Florida Dispute Resolution Center’s (FDRC) 18th Annual Conference with the establishment of an annual award honoring her work as the longtime FDRC Director.  Beginning this year, the Annual Sharon Press Excellence in ADR Award will be bestowed annually to an individual who demonstrates the qualities that Sharon Press embodies: “visionary leadership, professional integrity and unwavering devotion to the field of alternative dispute resolution.”

At the closing plenary of the FDRC Conference, in the presence of more than 800 attendees, the inaugural Annual Sharon Press Excellence in ADR Award was presented to The Honorable Shawn L. Briese, Circuit Judge, Seventh Judicial Circuit, who has been involved with virtually every ADR rule, policy, and statute creation and revision since 1988.