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Bennett Picker Honored with Philadelphia Bar Association’s PNC Achievement Award

December 08, 2017
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Bennet Picker
Photo caption: Stradley Ronon’s Bennett Picker speaking at the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Annual Meeting Luncheon.

PHILADELPHIA – Stradley Ronon Senior Counsel Bennett G. Picker was presented with the PNC Achievement Award during the Philadelphia Bar Association’s annual meeting luncheon on Dec. 5. The award honors significant accomplishments in improving the administration of justice. Picker was recognized for being a “pioneer in the field of alternative dispute resolution” who has “changed the ADR landscape regionally, nationally and internationally.” He was also lauded for his leadership in promoting diversity in ADR. Picker donated his honorarium to Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts and Philadelphia VIP.

Picker, a full-time mediator and arbitrator, has spent more than three decades dedicating himself to promoting and improving the field of ADR in across the nation and throughout the world. He has successfully resolved hundreds of domestic and international disputes with a cumulative value of several billion dollars. Picker has held leadership positions in organizations such as the American Arbitration Association, CPR – the International Institute of Conflict Prevention and Resolution, and the American Bar Association and also led a national task force dedicated to promoting diversity in ADR. He authored one of the first books on mediation published by the ABA in the 1990s and has written numerous other books and articles on ADR. Most recently, Picker was designated by the International Mediation Institute to serve as its delegate to the United Nations where he is working with ministers of several nations to explore the potential for mediation to serve as a means of avoiding and resolving public conflicts. In addition to his work in ADR, Picker has served as Chancellor of the Philadelphia Bar Association and is Co-Founder of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts.

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