Oct. 31, 2011 - University of Houston Law Center student Joseph Radler has been named the recipient of the 2011 James Gibson Award. Established by the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association, the award is presented to an individual who has worked to advance the quality of mediation in Texas and who has demonstrated unusual ability and dedication to the highest values of mediator professionalism. The award was presented at the TMCA symposium in Austin on Oct. 22.
“I nominated Joe for the award because he is an exceptional student,” Law Center Professor Tasha Willis said. “He not only took the top grade in my mediation externship, but he works in the Civil Clinic and volunteers as a mediator all while still taking classes.”
Established two years ago by the TMCA, the James Gibson Award is given in honor of Dr. James W. Gibson, one of the founders of the organization. An attorney, mediator, and educator with an extensive background in alternative dispute resolution and conflict management, Gibson was awarded the highest honor obtainable by a mediator in the State of Texas by the Texas Association of Mediators in 2007. He received this award based upon 18 years of contributions to the advancement of mediation in Texas and the nation.
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