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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 07/03/06
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Barbara Weisman Recognized As ADR Practitioner Of The Year by NJSBA Dispute Resolution Section

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ- Cedar Grove resident and Verona attorney Barbara Weisman is the recipient of the New Jersey State Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section’s Professor James B. Boskey Alternative Dispute Resolution Practitioner of the Year Award for 2005-2006. Weisman is Immediate Past Chair of the Dispute Resolution Section of the NJSBA.

The Boskey Award is presented in recognition of achievements in informing and educating the public about alternative and complementary dispute resolution techniques; encouraging and promoting reform and modernization of the legal system; improving the relationship between the legal profession and the general public; exemplifying the goals and purposes of the Dispute Resolution Section; and for service to the residents of the state of New Jersey.

Since 1994, Weisman has run her own alternative dispute resolution practice with a wide array of concentrations which include employment, construction, legal and medical malpractice, and real estate. She served as a Personal Injury Protection Arbitrator, a role in which she handled 1000 American Arbitration Association (AAA) arbitrations and wrote over 500 AAA decisions.

Outside of her practice, Weisman is a member of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, the American Bar Association, the Association for Conflict Resolution, the Justice Garibaldi American Inn of Court for ADR, and the NJ Supreme Court Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution. In addition to many other professional activities, she served for years with the Cedar Grove Advisory Health Council and the Cedar Grove School District Parent University.

Weisman graduated magna cum laude from Douglas College in 1975 and went on to receive her J.D. in 1979 from Seton Hall Law Center. She was a recipient of the Centennial Scholarship for Excellence.

The New Jersey State Bar Association, incorporated in 1899, is dedicated to the continuing education of lawyers and the public, to reforming and improving the legal system and to aiding in the administration of justice.

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