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Posted by: Brittany Sims on Feb 7, 2014

Dr. Carol Berz will be awarded the 2014 Grayfield Gray Public Service in Mediation Award at ceremonies Feb. 14 in Nashville. Presented by the Coalition for Mediation Awareness in Tennessee, the award — named after its first recipient Grayfred Gray, emeritus professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law and founder of UT’s Mediation Clinic — honors those who have made “innovative and lasting public service contributions through alternative dispute resolution in Tennessee.” Berz, who owns Private Dispute Resolution Services in downtown Chattanooga, is being recognized for helping pioneer mediation in Tennessee and chairing the mediation component of the Hamilton County Courts’ Pilot Project relative to Tennessee’s Parenting Plan law. Past recipients have also included Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Janice Holder and Nashville Second Circuit Court Judge Marietta Shipley.