For Immediate Release:  Jan 19, 2010
2010, 01, 19

Professor Andrew I. Schepard Receives ABA Lawyer as Problem Solver Award

Professor Andrew I. Schepard Receives ABA Lawyer as Problem Solver Award

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HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Hofstra Law Professor Andrew I. Schepard has been named a recipient of the Lawyer as Problem Solver Award from the American Bar Association's Section of Dispute Resolution.

Schepard, one of two individual recipients acknowledged by the ABA this year, will receive this distinctive honor at a Section of Dispute Resolution awards dinner on Friday, April 9 in San Francisco.

"This is a substantial accolade for Professor Schepard, and everyone at Hofstra Law is thrilled that his notable efforts are being honored by the ABA," said Hofstra Law Dean Nora V. Demleitner. "Andy truly exemplifies the character of this award. He works tirelessly to cultivate creative and cutting edge programs that benefit our school and our students. We wish him heartfelt congratulations and much future success."

The Lawyer as Problem Solver Award celebrates Schepard's role as Director of the Center for Children, Families, and the Law at Hofstra Law School. During his tenure, he founded the school's Child and Family Advocacy Fellowship program that awards full tuition scholarships and paid externships to students pledged to a career in this field.

Schepard is a founder of Parent Education and Custody Effectiveness (PEACE), an education program for divorcing and separating parents on how to responsibly manage conflicts over their children. The award also recognizes his distinguished reporting on the Uniform Collaborative Law Act and the Standards of Practice for Family and Divorce Mediation.

The Lawyer as Problem Solver Award recognizes individuals and organizations that use problem-solving skills to forge creative solutions. Each year, awards are given to members of the legal profession who exhibit extraordinary skill in either promoting the concept of the lawyer as problem-solver or resolving individual, institutional, community, state, national, or international problems.

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