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Hon. John C. Cratsley (Ret.) to Be Honored With Professor Frank E. A. Sander Award in Dispute Resolution

Hon. John C. Cratsley (Ret.) to Be Honored With Professor Frank E. A. Sander Award in Dispute Resolution

Judge Cratsley will be recognized for years of service, tremendous commitment to dispute resolution in Massachusetts

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Boston – JAMS, the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services worldwide, is pleased to announce that Hon. John C. Cratsley (Ret.) will be honored with the Professor Frank E. A. Sander Award in Dispute Resolution by the Massachusetts Bar Association. The award will be presented on Conflict Resolution Day (October 21) as part of a series of events for Conflict Resolution Week (October 18 to 22).

Created in 2018 to honor the memory and legacy of Harvard Law School professor Frank E. A. Sander, the award acknowledges and celebrates an individual for their prodigious contributions to dispute resolution. Recipients are those who embody Professor Sander’s leadership, innovation and dedication.

We are so proud to see Judge Cratsley recognized with this prestigious award for his decades of service and leading efforts around alternative dispute resolution in Massachusetts. Judge Cratsley’s thoughtfulness, tenacity and strong capability for handling complex disputes shine through in all the cases he handles, and we are fortunate to have him on our panel.

- Chris Poole, JAMS CEO.

With deep roots in the Massachusetts legal community, Judge Cratsley served on the Massachusetts Superior Court for 24 years, serving as chair of the Superior Court Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution. From 1999 to 2004, he served as chair of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court’s Standing Committee on Dispute Resolution.

Judge Cratsley has been a full-time arbitrator and mediator since joining JAMS in 2011. His practice encompasses a wide variety of matters, including contract, construction, employment and insurance disputes.

Judge Cratsley will receive this award as part of the Conflict Resolution Day virtual program from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. EDT on October 21. You can learn more about the event here.

About JAMS – Local Solutions. Global Reach.

Founded in 1979, JAMS is the largest private provider of alternative dispute resolution services worldwide. 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 in-person, virtual and hybrid resolution services locally and globally through a combination of industry-specific experience, first-class client service, the latest technology and highly trained mediators and arbitrators.

With a roster of over 400 neutrals and 29 locations, JAMS resolves thousands of the world’s important cases every year. JAMS neutrals are adept at managing the resolution process whether they are conducting in-person, virtual or hybrid hearings.

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