“We are so proud of Jay and thrilled that he’s receiving the recognition that he has truly earned,” said Chris Poole, JAMS president and CEO. “Jay is not only one of our most respected neutrals, but he is also considered a pioneer of Alternative Dispute Resolution and his commitment to ADR is what makes him so deserving of this award.”
Mr. Folberg serves as the Executive Director of the JAMS Foundation and the JAMS Institute and has been an active mediator for the past 40 years. He is the former Dean and Professor Emeritus at the University of San Francisco School of Law. Mr. Folberg has trained judges and lawyers in mediation throughout the world and has extensive international ADR experience. He is known as an expert in ADR ethics and has authored several books and numerous articles on ADR. His texts on Mediation and Lawyer Negotiation are used in law schools throughout the country.
Mr. Folberg has successfully mediated multi-party disputes in areas including institutional and public policy, complex business, education, employment, health care and environmental matters. He also served as president of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, president of the Academy of Family Mediators and chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Association of American Law Schools.
JAMS Founder Hon. H. Warren Knight (Ret.) is a past recipient of this award.
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