The Dispute Resolution Center Appreciation Award was inaugurated 21 years ago to formally recognize individuals who make outstanding contributions to the field of ADR in Florida over a significant period of time. This year’s recipients are Charles Castagna, and Susan Dubow.

Susan Dubow is a past president of our organization. Join us in congratulating her for this achievement.

Susan presents DRC Award to Susan Dubow:

Susan F. Dubow is a pioneer in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution with a long and distinguished career. Susan served as the Director of the Court Mediation and Arbitration Program, the ADR Division of the 17th Judicial Circuit, Broward County, for over 22 years. This division administrates all of the Court’s Mediation programs including circuit civil, county, small claims, Citizens’ Dispute/Criminal, dependency and family, as well as the civil arbitration program. Susan is a primary mediation trainer in circuit, family and county mediation. She is also certified as a circuit, county and appellate mediator. Susan has served as a member of the Supreme Court’s Mediation Qualifications Board (MQB) and as chair of the Mediator Ethics Advisory Committee (MEAC). She is currently a member of the Committee on ADR Rules and Policy.

An honors graduate of Boston University, during her professional career, Susan developed curriculum and taught mediation and conflict resolution at Florida Atlantic University. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Nova Southeastern University’s Shepard Broad College of Law.

Susan is a past president of both The Association of South Florida Mediators and Arbitrators, and The Florida Academy of Professional Mediators. She has been a Diplomat Member of FAPM since 1999 and was the recipient of FAPM’s prestigious Award of Merit in 2002. In 2004 Susan was honored with The Dispute Resolution Center’s Award of Appreciation for Distinguished Service. Susan has achieved Practitioner /Educator membership status with the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR). We thank you for your dedicated service!