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October 26, 2022

Learn Why and How to Set Up an Ombuds Function at Your Company

CPR members are invited to attend the next meeting of the Employment Disputes Committee on Wednesday, November 9, at 12:00 via Zoom to learn about the benefits of an ombuds function in companies. Many successful companies have set up an ombuds resource to surface and resolve issues early and often.


Join CPR President and CEO Allen Waxman as he moderates this discussion with Twitter’s Global Ombuds Dina Lynch Eisenberg, organizational ombuds consultant Chuck Howard, and outsourced ombuds provider Chuck Doran.

This meeting is for CPR members only. Please register in advance for this meeting.

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International Mediation Competition Applications Now Open

New deadline of November 18!

CPR returns to São Paulo, March 30 through April 1, for live competition where students from around the world can build on their mediation skills, network, and learn from some of the leading experts in mediation and dispute resolution.


Teams must submit an application for consideration by November 18. Please read and complete the application form carefully, including information about how teams plan to cover the costs of competing. 

Sponsorship opportunities are available.

 LEARN MORE AND APPLY TODAY 
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Start Your Day with CPR in Miami

Please join CPR SVP Ellen Parker at 8:30 am on November 2 at the offices of Holland & Knight for networking and an update on the exciting initiatives we are working on. We are inviting CPR members and friends from our corporate, law firm, neutral and academic communities.


Many thanks to CPR law firm member Adolfo Jimenez and Holland & Knight for hosting us. This event is the same day as the IBA annual conference in Miami.


We hope to see you there! Space is limited so please register soon.

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Mediating Business Disputes: Here, There and Everywhere

Join us on December 7 for the 2022 CPR Global Conference, hosted by CPR’s Young Leaders in Alternative Dispute Resolution (Y-ADR). This virtual* conference showcases cutting-edge discussions on the use of mediation and international dispute resolution programs, organized by CPR's esteemed International Advisory Boards and CPR's Y-ADR Steering Committee. 

Registration is open. Sponsorship opportunities are available.

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*This virtual conference may also include in-person elements such as watch parties or cocktail hours hosted in each region. Stay tuned for more information about these networking opportunities!

Dispute Resolution Services Spotlight

CPR has a long history of appointing arbitrators to serve under the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules. Now that the UNCITRAL 2021 Mediation Rules are published, CPR can appoint mediators as well.


CPR Dispute Resolution Services SVP Helena Tavares Erickson is available to answer questions about UNCITRAL rules and model clauses. Email her at herickson@cpradr.org.

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Interested in becoming a member of the CPR Institute?


Contact Jennifer Fucci, Director of Membership: 

jfucci@cpradr.org or 347-749-0118

Commercial Arbitration Rules Comparison Tool

CPR Dispute Resolution Services has created a simplified guide intended to provide an overview of the similarities and differences in key provisions applied in commercial domestic arbitration rules by three of the major arbitral institutions: CPR, the American Arbitration Association (AAA), and JAMS.

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Nomination Deadline for 2022 Annual Awards is November 18

The CPR Institute’s Awards Program honors outstanding scholarship and practical achievement in the field of alternative dispute resolution. 


The 2022 Annual Awards will be presented in four categories at the CPR Annual Meeting, taking place in New Orleans March 1-3, 2023. The review committee comprises judges and lawyers from leading corporations, top law firms and academic institutions across the U.S. The submission deadline for 2022 Annual Awards is Friday, November 18.


The 2022 CPR Award for Outstanding Contribution to Diversity in ADR and the 2022 James P. Groton Award for Outstanding Leadership in Dispute Prevention will also be presented at the Annual Meeting. The deadline for nominations for these awards is Friday, December 16.

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Annual Meeting 2023 will be March 1-3

Sponsorships are available.

CPR annual meetings are must-attend events for ADR practitioners and business leaders interested in preventing disputes entirely or resolving them early enough to avoid the cost and distraction of litigation.


Planning for the CPR Annual Meeting 2023 at the beautiful Four Seasons Hotel in New Orleans is now underway, and sponsorships are available at a variety of levels.


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ACC’s Tori Payne on Measuring Diversity Efforts

By Cenadra Gopala-Foster


On Oct. 3, the CPR National Task Force on Diversity in ADR hosted Association of Corporate Counsel Vice President and Chief Membership Officer Tori Payne. She led a presentation on the ACC Foundation Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Maturity Model.


As described by Payne, the model is a living, evolving tool designed for use by legal departments. It outlines clear descriptions for three levels of DEI maturity–“early,” “intermediate,” and “advanced.”

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Alternatives

In the new November Alternatives, our founder, James F. Henry, is remembered for his vision of justice, his conflict resolution innovation, and his impact on the world of business ADR. The issue features a tribute that discusses Jim’s key CPR initiatives that changed commercial alternative dispute resolution; it retraces Jim’s own words in assessing the former CPR president and CEO’s impact on legal practice.  This month’s Alternatives CPR News column, which also features details on submissions and the November 18 deadline for the Annual CPR Awards, is available now for members and subscribers here.

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CPR members have unlimited access to all upcoming and past issues of Alternatives and can sign up for alerts in our Subscription Center. Non-members can visit altnewsletter.com for alerts and subscriptions.

Not a member? Join CPR today.

Upcoming Events

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27 | 6:00PM PACIFIC

Los Angeles Regional Salon

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2  | 8:30AM EASTERN

CPR Miami Regional Breakfast Meeting

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2  | 2:30PM EASTERN

Dispute Prevention: The Emerging Mechanisms

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9 | 12:00PM EASTERN

Employment Disputes Committee Meeting

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14 - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 18

New York Arbitration Week 2022

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7

CPR Global Conference

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8  | 12:30PM EASTERN

Arbitration Committee Meeting

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14 | 12:00PM EASTERN

Mediation Committee Meeting

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 2023

6th Annual CPR Houston Regional Meeting

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