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Hon. Nancy Wieben Stock (Ret.) and Hon. Sheila Prell Sonenshine (Ret.) to Be Recognized at Project Youth OCBF’s 2019 Annual Meeting & Society of Fellows Recognition Reception

JAMS neutrals will be recognized for their ongoing contributions to the organization’s mission to support at-risk youth

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Irvine, Calif. – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce that neutrals Hon. Nancy Wieben Stock (Ret.) and Hon. Sheila Prell Sonenshine (Ret.) will be honored for their work with Project Youth Orange County Bar Foundation (OCBF) at the organization’s Annual Meeting & Society of Fellows Recognition Reception on December 12.

This annual event serves as an opportunity to look back on the past year and acknowledge the donors, agencies, businesses and volunteers that make Project Youth OCBF’s work possible.

Justice Sonenshine and her husband, Ygal Sonenshine, will be presented with the Project Youth OCBF Volunteer Excellence Award for their ongoing commitment to helping the foundation reach its fundraising goals that make its education, diversion and health programs possible.

Judge Stock will receive the Society of Fellows Distinguished Judicial Fellow Award for her outstanding efforts and contributions within the Orange County community and her commitment to embodying the values that serve as the backbone of Project Youth OCBF.

As we look back upon the last 50 years, we are grateful to have had the continued support of both Justice Sonenshine and Judge Stock. With these awards, we thank them for their leadership and support and believing in our mission.

- Karen Ruan, Executive Director of Project Youth Orange County Bar Foundation (OCBF)

Project Youth OCBF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to keeping at-risk youth in school, healthy and drug-free through education, counseling, mentoring and family strengthening. The programs of Project Youth OCBF empower youth and families to make positive choices, building the foundation for a lifetime of opportunity and success.

We are very pleased that Justice Sonenshine and Judge Stock have been recognized for their continued commitment to supporting Project Youth OCBF and the meaningful work that they do to help provide future generations with the tools they need for success. We’re proud to have neutrals on our panels that are committed to important causes like Project Youth OCBF.

- Chris Poole, JAMS President and CEO

To learn more about Project Youth OCBF and its contributions to the Orange County community, please visit

About JAMS – Local Solutions. Global Reach.

Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. With 28 locations, JAMS and its nearly 400 panelists are responsible for resolving thousands of the world’s important cases every year.

JAMS successfully resolves and manages business and legal disputes by providing efficient, cost-effective and impartial ways to overcome barriers at any stage of conflict. JAMS offers customized dispute resolution services locally and globally through a combination of industry-specific experience, first-class client service, top-notch facilities and highly trained panelists.

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Hon. Nancy Wieben Stock (Ret.)
  • Business Commercial
  • Class Action & Mass Tort
  • Construction Defect
  • Employment Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Family Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Real Property
  • Securities
Hon. Sheila Prell Sonenshine (Ret.)
  • Accounting Finance
  • Appellate
  • Banking
  • Business Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Employment Law
  • Entertainment & Sports
  • Estate Probate Trusts
  • Family Law
  • Financial Markets
  • Health Care
  • Higher Education & Title IX
  • Insurance
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Real Property

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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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