CIArb & CPR Joint International Arbitration Training - Houston

January 26, 9 AM - January 28, 1 PM
Locke Lord LLP, JPMorgan Chase Tower, 600 Travis, Suite 2800, Houston, TX 77002


The CPR Institute and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) North American Branch are pleased to offer a joint three-day international arbitration training and qualification program, leading to CIArb’s prestigious Fellow status.

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CPR has joined forces with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) North American Branch to offer a joint three-day Accelerated Route to Fellowship Program in Houston.  This program is designed for attorneys with approximately 10 years of litigation and/or dispute resolution experience and will take place at Locke Lord’s offices in Houston, beginning the day after the ITA-IEL-ICC International Energy Arbitration Conference.

This program focuses on applicable laws and procedures for the conduct of efficient arbitration hearings in complex international cases. Satisfactory assessment of performance in role play exercises will permit the candidate to take the award writing examination for qualification as a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, which will be administered as part of the program.  Fellowship status allows the use of the designation "FCIArb."  CLE Credits:  8-12 CLE credits pending in Texas, California, Massachusetts and Illinois.

All participants will receive a VIP invitation to CPR’s Cocktails and Conversation panel and networking event taking place at BakerHostetler's Houston event space on January 23, 2019.


To register, please contact Chris Silva at

More information, including hotel accommodations, to come.


Timing and Scheduling:

The workshops will commence at 9:00 AM on Saturday, January 26, 2019, and will conclude at 5:00 PM on Sunday, January 27, 2019.  The award writing examination will commence at 9:00 AM and conclude at 1:00 PM on Monday, January 28, 2019. There will be a cocktail and dinner for Candidates and Faculty on Saturday, January 26, 2019 starting at 6:30 PM. The cost of this dinner is included in your tuition fee.



Amb. (r.) David Huebner, C.Arb: Ambassador Huebner has more than 25 years’ experience as an arbitrator and advocate in international, investment, and complex commercial arbitrations and is a CPR Distinguished Neutral. He served as the American Ambassador to New Zealand and the Independent State of Samoa from 2009 to early 2014, appointed by President Barack Obama

Trey Bergman, FCIArb: Mr. Bergman is the current chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, State Bar of Texas, and past chair of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the State Bar of Texas. He has served as single arbitrator, panelist and chairman on hundreds of national and international arbitrations since 1990 in cases ranging from complex multi-party to simple disputes.

Lucy Greenwood, C.Arb: Ms. Greenwood is a past chair of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, North America Branch, as well as a Chartered Arbitrator and a CPR Distinguished Neutral. She is a Texas attorney and a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales, and is recognized in Who's Who Arb-itration, Legal 500 and Global Arbitration Review.

James Reiman, FCIArb: Mr. Reiman is the Chair of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, North America Branch and a CPR Distinguished Neutral. In addition to serving as an arbitrator and mediator in commercial disputes, he is a corporate board director and member of the faculty of the University of Oxford’s Oxford Programme on Negotiation.


The three-day program is comprised of three elements:

  1. Oral Assessment - This element of the Accelerated Route to Fellowship Programme consists of two days of oral assessment based on a case study of a dispute.  You will be assessed on your knowledge, judgment and self-presentation on a series of problems, written exercises and role play, as well as your reasoned award writing ability

  2. Written Assessment - Written assignments will be part of the assessment process during the workshop.  One of the written assignments will be prepared in advance of the workshop and will be collected early on the first day of the workshop.

  3. Award Writing Examination - This element consists of a written open book examination in which an Award must be written and fully reasoned, based on the evidence in an arbitration proceeding.  The exam is administered as part of this program.  To receive a passing grade, the Award must meet international standards for enforcement.  This element is included in the tuition cost of this program.
Following successful completion of the three elements described above candidates may apply for a Peer Interview. There is a separate charge for the Peer Interview process; it is not included in the tuition cost of this program.


US $1,650.00 (CPR members and CIArb members upgrading to Fellow status)

US $1,750.00 (group pricing if 3 or more registrants from same firm)

US $1,950.00 (non-CPR and non-CIArb members)

Payment can only be made in US Dollars.

* Fee includes all workshop materials, coffee, refreshments, continental breakfast, lunch and dinner on January 26, 2019, continental breakfast and lunch on January 27, 2019, a continental breakfast on January 28, 2019 and a VIP invitation to CPR’s ‘Cocktails and Conversation’ energy-insider panel and networking event on Wednesday, January 23, 2019. Tuition for Accelerated Route to Fellowship Program includes the Oral Assessment and Award Writing examination.  For applicants requiring a Visa Letter there is an additional cost of $75 (to defray expenses).

Cancellation:  A cancellation fee of $150 will be charged if cancellation is prior to December 1, 2018; $500 if after December 1, 2018 but prior January 12, 2019.  No tuition refunds will be made if cancellation is after January 12, 2019, however the full tuition sum paid less $500 may be credited toward a future Accelerated Route to Fellowship program offered by the North America Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. Please note CPR and CIArb reserve the right to cancel for low enrollment. Email for more information.