Carolyn Miller Parr
Carolyn Miller Parr is called to be a grassroots peacemaker. Since retiring from the U.S. Tax Court bench in 2002, she has helped families, churches, nonprofits, and businesses prevent or resolve problems without going to court. Through Beyond Dispute Associates, Judge Parr and her colleague, Sig Cohen, offer mediation skills to families trying to reach agreement, especially older adults and their "sandwich generation" adult children.Judge Parr is a founding member of Mediators Beyond Borders, and she is presently working on a project in Ecuador. She was an MBB Ambassador to France and Italy, and helped host a recent MBB Congress in Washington. Her pro bono service has been honored by a doctorate from Stetson University Law School and awards from the Women Judges' Fund for Justice and the National Debate for Peace in El Salvador. She has served on boards of an AIDS hospice for homeless men, a drop-in center for young immigrant families, and The Servant Leadership School in Washington. She is a member of the Advisory Committee for the American University Law School Tax Clinic. Judge Parr has traveled to 42 countries, speaks Spanish, and has recently been a panelist at international conferences in Panama, Mexico, Korea, and Italy.