June 26, 2014- The State Bar of Texas Alternative Dispute Resolution Section awarded UHLC professor emeritus Steve Huber and adjunct UHLC professor Wendy Trachte-Huber the Hon. Frank G. Evans Award during the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting at the Austin Convention Center today.
The Evans Award is given annually in recognition of "exceptional efforts in promoting or furthering the use or research of alternative dispute resolution methods in Texas," according to the State Bar of Texas ADR website.
It is named in tribute to Justice Frank G. Evans, who is considered the founder of the alternative dispute resolution movement in Texas. Evans was also the founding president of the A.A. White Dispute Resolution Institute at the UH Law Center.
“Over the past six years, Wendy Trachte-Huber and Steve Huber have demonstrated their wonderful editing talents in developing the format of a news letter that contains high quality articles, which have now been digitally archived for quick and easy retrieval," Evans said. "Their commitment to excellence will carry forward the achievements of editors of the news letter and provide timely and helpful guidance for all members of the ADR section.”
Trachte-Huber is a private consultant and trainer in negotiation, mediation, and conflict resolution. She was the Executive Director of the A.A. White Dispute Resolution Institute from 1992 to 1998, and she served as the Claims Administrator for the Settlement Facility Dow Corning Trust from 2000 to 2005.
Huber was the Director of the LL.M. Program at the Law Center from 1990 to 1996. He teaches Administrative Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Arbitration, Regulation of Financial Institutions, and Contracts at the Law Center.
Huber and Trachte-Huber co-authored "Mediation and Negotiation: Reaching Agreement in Law and Business."