State Bar ADR Section announces 2022 award winners

The Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Michigan announced the following individuals are recipients of major awards in 2022 and will be honored at an awards ceremony on October 1 as part of the ADR Annual Conference.

Lee Hornberger is the recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. A former Chair of the ADR Section, he has been instrumental in keeping neutrals up to date on relevant law through his yearly case reviews at the Annual Conference and is a regular contributor to Section webinars.  In his time since serving as Chair, he has tirelessly promoted the inclusion of women and people of color in the ADR community.

Gregory Conyers from Lansing is the recipient of the Diversity and Inclusion Award. Conyers serves as the Director of Diversity of the State Bar of Michigan, and has been promoting diversity in the Bar and ADR for over a decade and championing DEI since before it was mainstreamed.

Belinda Dulin, Executive Director of the Dispute Resolution Center for Washtenaw and Livingston counties, is the recipient of the Nanci S. Klein Award. Instrumental in efforts to increase the use of restorative justice practices and principles as part of local efforts to reform the criminal legal system, she also chairs the social justice committee of the Michigan Community Mediation Association.

Lisa Timmons, Executive Director of the Mediation Tribunal Association, is the recipient of the Hero of ADR Award. She moderated and helped create the “Diversifying the Practice of ADR” presentation at the ADR Section Annual Conference in 2021. She serves on the ADR Section Council and contributes her time to activities that promote the diversification of the legal community.

Betty R. Widgeon from Ann Arbor is the recipient of the George N. Bashara Jr. Award. As the Immediate Past Chair of the ADR Section, Widgeon has continued her work on behalf of the dispute resolution community in Michigan, while increasing her national recognition.

For more information about the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the State Bar of Michigan and the ADR annual conference and awards ceremony, September 30-October 1, visit: https://www.tribeunltd5.com/.

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