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JAMS Panelist Patricia Gillette, Esq. to be Honored by ABA for Dedication to Advancing Women in the Legal Industry

JAMS Neutral to receive Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award on August 5

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CHICAGO – JAMS, the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide, is proud to announce that Patricia Gillette, Esq. will receive the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award, in recognition of her dedication to advancing women in the legal industry. Ms. Gillette will receive the honor at the American Bar Association’s Annual Meeting in Chicago on August 5. 

Presented annually since 1991, the Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award recognizes up to five outstanding women lawyers who have achieved professional excellence within their area of specialty and have actively paved the way to success for other female lawyers. Ms. Gillette was selected because of her passion for changing the way women’s roles are thought of in the legal industry and promoting the value of diversity in the workplace.

 We are incredibly proud to have Pat on our panel of neutrals. Pat has played an instrumental role in advancing diversity and promoting women in the legal industry, and we believe this truly is a well-deserved honor.

-Chris Poole, JAMS President and CEO

Ms. Gillette joined the JAMS San Francisco panel in 2016, following a successful career as a top-rated trial attorney and mediator, specializing in employment law.  She is the co-founder of the Opt-In Project, a nationwide initiative focused on changing the structure of law firms to increase the retention and advancement of women in the workplace. She has committed her legal career to helping organizations expand the way they think about diversity and how it is incorporated into their culture. 

About JAMS 
Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of mediation and arbitration services worldwide. With Resolution Centers nationwide and abroad, JAMS and its more than 350 neutrals are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases. JAMS may be reached at 800-352-5267. More information is available at and you can connect with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

About the American Bar Association 
Founded in 1878, the American Bar Association is committed to doing what only a national association of attorneys can do: serving our members, improving the legal profession, eliminating bias and enhancing diversity, and advancing the rule of law throughout the United States and around the world. The ABA is one of the world’s largest voluntary professional organizations, with over 400,000 members and more than 3,500 entities.  

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For further information, please contact:

Kristine Snyder

JAMS Director, Public Relations & Content 

+1 949-224-4614 (Direct Dial)

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