About Membership

Global membership provides access to a full suite of practical and cutting-edge dispute resolution resources for every attorney at your organization, including:

  • Innovative rules and protocols for administered arbitrations, self-administered arbitrations and mediations; 
  • Model clauses for drafting effective and tailored dispute resolution clauses;
  • Best practice toolkits that improve dispute resolution effectiveness;
  • Online resources that improve dispute resolution comprehension;
  • The latest dispute resolution news coverage and analysis of key decisions; 
  • A research hotline for guidance with practical, ethical and legal issues;
  • CPR’s Flat Fee Mediation Program; and
  • A 15% rate reduction for arbitrations and mediations conducted by select distinguished neutrals.

CPR works with member companies and their dispute resolution
departments and practice groups to:

  • Review and evaluate existing dispute prevention and resolution programs and procedures,
  • Research and offer advice on drafting tailored ADR clauses, and
  • Explore implementation of the CPR 21st Century Pledge, which states:

“Our company pledges to commit its resources to manage and resolve disputes through negotiation, mediation and other ADR processes when appropriate, with a view to establishing and practicing global, sustainable dispute management and resolution processes.”

Would you like your attorneys to learn mediation-informed negotiating skills? CPR’s exclusive training programs provide members with a practical understanding and application of dispute resolution tactics:

  • Free workshops for members in negotiation skills and mediation training by leading mediators, including Ken Feinberg, Professor Eric Green and Judge Layn Phillips;
  • Free customized arbitration training for corporate members in conjunction with the College of Commercial Arbitrators;
  • Discounted CLE training courses, including dispute resolution drafting and counseling, ethics, arbitration, mediation and negotiation.
  • Full list of CLE & training courses available here

As a CPR member, you are part of a unique network of corporate counsel, outside counsel, neutrals and academics that are constantly collaborating
and driving innovative new best practices. 

Participation in CPR Subject Matter and Industry Committees – participation
in CPR’s specialized members-only committees provides the opportunity to:

  • Collaborate with corporate counsel, outside counsel and dispute
    resolution practitioners;
  • Participate in the process of developing the next generation of
    best-in-class approaches to dispute resolution; and
  • Drive change in corporate culture and ADR. 

Each committee is a hub for innovation and the chance to meet and network with the best and brightest legal minds.

  • The Transactional Dispute Prevention and Solutions Committee – our newest, is a resource for transactional lawyers, whose preventative role includes carefully choosing ADR procedures during contract formation, and finding proactive ways to preempt disputes and prevent them from damaging commercial relationships or impairing ongoing business needs. 

A Seat on the CPR Council – All global corporate members and select law firm members may participate on the CPR Council. 

The Council includes representatives from virtually every corporate member, as well as a few leading neutrals, law firms and academic institutions. Its mission is to serve as an incubator for work addressing issues faced by companies in implementing a more thoughtful approach to all forms of dispute resolution.

As a Council member, you have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about best practices with the sharpest in-house legal minds;
  • Guide the creation of innovative ADR tools and projects; and
  • Influence CPR’s efforts in the global promotion of business-savvy
    ADR policy.

Members are at the forefront of the rapidly evolving global ADR landscape and are involved in the expansion and promotion of dispute resolution around the world. Take advantage of CPR’s global presence by participating on our international advisory boards:

  • Brazil Advisory Board
  • European Advisory Board
  • Canada Advisory Board

Organizational-level CPR members have unlimited access to our proprietary global roster of neutrals and enjoy a 15% rate reduction for arbitrations and mediations conducted by select CPR distinguished neutrals. What sets CPR neutrals apart?

  • Quality: CPR neutrals are highly respected throughout the industry,
    and each one of our nearly 600 panelists has been carefully vetted
    by our organization and by qualified peers;
  • Expertise: CPR has over 20 specialized panels, including the Cross Border Disputes Panel and two panels focusing on insurance: the Insurance Panel and the Insurer-Policy Holder Coverage Panel; and
  • Global Reach: CPR neutrals are recruited from more than 24 countries, and CPR has joint agreements with Arbitral Chambers in Paris, Brazil
    and Milan.

Y-ADR – CPR’s Program for Young Attorneys in International Dispute Resolution promotes the full spectrum of dispute resolution mechanisms with the younger generation of lawyers – i.e. those who are 45-years-old or younger or those with less than eight years of professional experience in international ADR practice. Through periodic seminars and other initiatives, Y-ADR participants gain an insider’s look at the role of dispute resolution processes and practices in corporations and multinational organizations.  

Public Policy – CPR is engaged in developing and promoting business-sensitive ADR policy in collaboration with member stakeholders and leading academic institutions.

Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) – CPR is currently involved in several initiatives to develop ODR.

CPR promotes members’ leadership roles in dispute resolution as authors, speakers, co-sponsors and hosts of events. 

Members are encouraged to:

  • Attend, speak at and sponsor CPR’s Annual Meeting;
  • Custom-design a regional seminar, under the auspices of CPR’s
    highly-popular programs, which will provide a signature, one-of-a-kind platform to promote your organization’s expertise in ADR; and
  • Plan and promote events with CPR (either in person or via webinar) that highlight the company’s leadership and commitment to innovative, business-sensitive dispute resolution.

Members also have access to are encouraged to contribute story ideas and write articles in CPR’s award-winning monthly newsletter, Alternatives, which covers cutting-edge dispute resolution trends, techniques and court practices.