About the Annual Awards

The CPR Institute’s Awards Program honors outstanding scholarship and practical achievement in the field of alternative dispute resolution.  Award criteria focuses on processes, techniques, systems, commitment, and scholarship which address the resolution, prevention or creative management of major disputes involving public or business institutions between corporations, between government and corporations, or among multiple parties. The review committee comprises judges and lawyers from leading corporations, top law firms and academic institutions across the U.S.

Book Award
A Book published by academics and other professionals during the publication period (November 2019-October 2020) that advances understanding in the field of ADR.  Books must be submitted in pdf or similar format.  We regret that we cannot accept hard copy submissions.

James F. Henry Award
Beginning in 2002, the James F. Henry Award honors outstanding achievement by individuals for distinguished, sustained contributions to the field of ADR. Candidates for the James F. Henry Award will be evaluated for leadership, innovation and sustaining commitment to the field.

Joseph T. McLaughlin Original Student Article or Paper
Joseph T. McLaughlin Original Student Article or Paper on events or issues in the field of ADR in November 2019-October 2020. Outstanding papers prepared for courses requiring papers as substantial part of grade must be recommended for submission by professor.

Professional Article & Short Article
Professional Article & Short Article published by academics and other professionals in November 2019-October 2020 that advance understanding in the field of ADR.