2010 IAM Awards

The IAM Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to W.J. Michael Cody at the IAM conference held in Nashville, USA in October of 2010. He delivered a keynote speech on “A Community in Conflict: Memphis at the Time of the Assassination of Martin Luther King” and spoke of his personal involvement in this.

Mike Cody was recognized for his extraordinary accomplishments in serving the American public, the legal profession and the advancement of alternative dispute resolution. He served as the Attorney General of Tennessee from 1984 to 1988, was the United States Attorney for the Western District of Tennessee from 1977 to 1981, and served on the Memphis City Council from 1975 to 1977.

The Sid Lezak Award was presented to Jim Holbrookat the banquet at the Salt Lake City Conference. He was introduced by Hiram Chodosh, Dean of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah. Jim Holbrook is known as the father of mediation in Utah, a tireless advocate for peaceful conflict resolution, and a dedicated teacher and mentor to several generations of law students and other ADR practitioners. Jim has mediated and arbitrated more than 600 cases. In the past three years, he has taken his instructional expertise and inspiring experience to train prosecutors from Afghanistan, mediators in India, and legal reformers in Iraq. His award was inscribed with the following: Jim Holbrook: A Warrior in Peace.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented toRight Honourable Lord Woolf of Barnes at the IAM conference held in London, England in September of 2009.

Lord Woolf was recognized for his extraordinary accomplishments across many years of dedicated service as an advocate, judge, educator, mediator and leader in the reform of dispute resolution throughout the world. His report Access to Justice, 1996 (The Woolf Report) has been a catalyst for the development of ADR in England. Lord Woolf, a chartered arbitrator, Special Adviser to CEDR and Co-Chair, Commission for Settlement in Arbitration, has lectured on ADR in the United Kingdom and many other countries. He also chaired the network of the Presidents of the Supreme Judicial Courts of the European Union’s Working Group on mediation. Lord Woolf’s prestigious career has included appointments to the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court of Justice in 1979, as Lord Justice of Appeal in 1986 and Lord of Appeal in Ordinary in 1982. Appointed Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales in 2000, he retired from this position in 2005. His report Access to Justice, 1996 (The Woolf Report) has been a catalyst for the development of ADR in England.


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