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Lawyer As Problem Solver Advisory Committee

Lawyer As Problem Solver Advisory Committee

Message From The Chair

The Committee is resposible for the Annual Lawyer as Problem Solver Award and the Lawyer as Problem Solver Exercises. For more information about the Award please read below. For more information about the Lawyer as Problem Solver Exercises, please see the call for exercises posted below in the "Resources" section or go to the LAPS Exercises page: LAPS Exercises.



The Lawyer as Problem Solver Award recognizes individuals and organizations that use their problem-solving skills to forge creative solutions. An award 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.

Recipients will be acknowledged for their use or promotion of collaboration, negotiation, mediation, counseling, decision-making, and problem-solving skills to help parties resolve a problem in a creative and novel way. The lawyer as problem solver, in both orientation and skills, demonstrates:

? the ability to analyze situations or to consider expert analysis from a multi disciplinary perspective, taking into account the broad array of client or party interests and the multitude of factors and circumstances that impact the "problem" presented;

? the ability to translate positions into interests;

? the ability to generate and assess--and to help the client or parties involved generate and assess-- both conventional and novel options to address the problem; and

? the ability to build consensus around an option which best addresses the goals and interests of a client or the involved participants.

See Nomination Form on the right side of this page for more information.

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Programs, Meetings and Events

Section Events

    Combating Bias and Increasing Inclusion in the Legal Profession


    The event will be held on 03/28/2017. The format is Web. The event sponsor(s) are Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity,Commission on Homelessness and Poverty,Commission on Lawyer Assistance Programs,Commission on Law and Aging,Commission on Disability Rights,Center for Professional Development,Criminal Justice Section,Commission on Women In the Profession,Section of Dispute Resolution,Law Practice Division,Section of Family Law,Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division,Center for Human Rights,Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice,Section of Legal Edu. The event has 1.50 CLE Credits .

    Ethical Aspects to Consider While Building an Arbitration Practice


    Program Description : Join two established arbitrators and two of the countrys leading ADR service providers as they give practical advice and insights to arbitrators interested in creating or expanding a successful arbitration practice while meeting ethical and disclosure obligations. The panel ...

    Introduction to Practicing Before Suspension and Debarment Officials in Federal Contracting


    Introduction to Practicing Before Suspension and Debarment Officials in Federal Contracting

LAPS Resources

Modified by Gina Viola Brown on November 19, 2009

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