The Moritz College of Law Divided Community Project (DCP) is the recipient of the American Bar Association’s 2018 John W. Cooley Lawyer as Problem Solver Award. DCP provides public officials and community leaders with useful tools and resources to effectively manage community unrest before it occurs and to constructively address violent social conflicts that do arise. The award recognizes individuals and organizations that use their problem-solving skills to forge creative solutions. It is given to an individual member of the legal profession and/or institution who has exhibited extraordinary skill in either promoting the concept of the lawyer as problem-solver or resolving individual, institutional, community, state, national or international problems.
“We, of course, are deeply honored to be named the recipient of the 2018 “Lawyer as Problem Solver” Award by the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Section. This award reaffirms that while many persons of various backgrounds, skills and talents importantly contribute to strengthening civility and understanding among community residents, those of us privileged to be trained as lawyers – in traditions for advancing due process, insuring fair treatment and securing equal dignity for all residents – have a distinctive opportunity and responsibility to engage,” said Joseph B. (“Josh”) Stulberg, Michael E. Moritz Chair in Alternative Dispute Resolution.
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