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McSorley Named ADR Practitioner of the Year

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ—Suzanne McSorley of Steven & Lee in Princeton was named ADR Practitioner of the Year by the NJSBA Dispute Resolution Section during ADR Day IX: Getting Down to Business, on Sept. 23 at the Holiday Inn in Jamesburg. The section also recognized Jonathan M. Hyman of Rutgers Law School and Hanan Isaacs of Princeton with awards for their work for passage of the Uniform Mediation Act.

The James B. Boskey ADR Practitioner of the Year Award is given in recognition of McSorley’s 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.

ADR Day is an annual event sponsored by the Institute for Continuing Legal Education in cooperation with the NJSBA Dispute Resolution Section, the Justice Garibaldi ADR Inn of Court, the Association for Conflict Resolution-NJ Chapter, New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators, New Jersey Society of CPAs and the New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association.

McSorley is a former chair of the NJSBA Dispute Resolution Section. She presently serves as a trustee to the Mercer County Bar Foundation and previously served as a trustee to the Mercer County Bar Association from 1995 to 1998.

McSorley is secretary to the Marie L. Garibaldi Inn of Court for Alternate Dispute Resolution, and is a member of the New Jersey Association of Professional Mediators.

A member of the New Jersey Supreme Court Committee on Complementary Dispute Resolution, McSorley also serves on the Court’s Advisory Committee on Arbitration.

From 1999 to 2003, McSorley was a member of the District VII Fee Dispute Committee of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, and from 1991 to 1994, she served on the Court’s District VII Ethics Committee.

McSorley received certificates from the National Institute for Trial Advocacy and the Center for Mediation in Law and currently serves as a mediator on the roster of mediators for court-annexed mediation in New Jersey.

A graduate of Princeton University and Columbia University School of Law, McSorley is vice president of the Columbia Law School Association of New Jersey. She concentrates her practice in complex commercial litigation, counseling clients in the manufacturing, insurance, healthcare and pharmaceutical industries, with a particular emphasis on construction litigation and antitrust matters.

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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