Evans Award

History & Procedure

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The Justice Frank G. Evans Award is created and dedicated as a living tribute to Justice Evans, who is considered the founder of the alternative dispute resolution movement in Texas.

The award is awarded annually to persons who have performed exceptional and outstanding efforts in promoting or furthering the use or research of alternative dispute resolution methods in Texas. The recipients should be persons who are recognized leaders in the field of ADR. Although the award is presented by the ADR Section of the State Bar of Texas, the recipients do not have to be either a member of the State Bar, a member of the ADR Section, a lawyer, or a practicing third-party neutral. Up to two awards may be awarded annually.

Anyone may submit nominations provided the nominations are timely submitted on forms provided by the Awards Committee. The person making the nomination does not have to be a lawyer, a member of the ADR Section, or a third-party neutral. Nominations will also be solicited in the newsletter of the ADR Section. Selection of the recipients will be made by a committee of the ADR Section.

Although the duration of involvement is not a requirement for the selection of a recipient, special consideration will be given to nominees who have devoted themselves to alternative dispute resolution over an extended period of time.

The award will be presented at the Section’s Annual Meeting and CLE held January of each year.

Presentation of the Award will be made at an appropriate ceremony at the ADR Section’s Annual Meeting with a report of the presentation submitted for publication in the State Journal and the ADR Section’s newsletter.