BYU’s Center for Conflict Resolution, directed by Ben Cook, has selected Diane Hamilton as the recipient of the Annual Peacemaker Award. Hamilton was the first director of the Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution for the Utah Judiciary, where she established mediation programs throughout the court system. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards for her work in this area, including the Peter W. Billings Award from the Utah State Bar, the Utah Council on Conflict Resolution Peacekeeper Award, and the Judicial Administration Award and Friend of the Court. She is a gifted professional mediator, author, facilitator, and teacher of Zen and Integral Spirituality. She has been a practitioner of mediation for more than 30 years.
Hamilton will deliver an address entitled, “Expanding Perspectives: the Key to Bridging Differences” on Monday, September 26, 2016, at noon in 238 of the Harold B. Clark Building. Students interested in all practice areas are encouraged to come learn more about how to practice law and resolve disputes more effectively by understanding how to expand perspectives.