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Alternatives brings home awards for best Legal/Regulatory/Energy/Environment Newsletter and best Interpretative or Analytical Reporting for CPR panelist, Scott Donahey

New York July 7, 2015 – The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) is pleased to announce that its monthly international newsletter, Alternatives to the High Cost of Litigation, took home two first place awards during the 38th Annual Specialized Information Publishers Association (SIPA) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. on June 4.

The SIPAwards competition honors excellence in business editorial and marketing. Alternatives won Best Legal/Regulatory/Energy/Environment Newsletter or Ezine (non-daily). 

In addition, M. Scott Donahey, a Palo Alto, Calif., arbitrator and mediator, won first prize for Best Interpretative or Analytical Reporting in the same newsletter category for his article “Get Back--Return Arbitration to Its ADR Roots.” 

The article, re-posted by CPR at, was a September 2014 Alternatives cover article. Donahey is a frequent contributor to Alternatives as well as an active member of the CPR Institute.  He is a member of CPR’s Panels of Distinguished Neutrals. His follow-up article appears in the new July/August issue, just released this week, and is available at 

The awards join previous Alternatives SIPAwards in 2008 and 2013. “It is a real honor to be recognized by SIPA,” said Russ Bleemer, editor of Alternatives. “Credit goes to Bette Shifman, who edited Alternatives for most of the awards’ period. Scott Donahey’s win was impressive and well deserved. His article advocates for the arbitration process, and tackles major issues by offering straightforward, demonstrably effective remedies for pervasive problems.”

“The work that Alternatives is doing is emblematic of CPR’s thought leadership and contribution to the business and legal communities” said CPR President and CEO Noah Hanft, who also is Alternatives’ co-publisher. “The newsletter is an excellent source to learn about developments in dispute prevention and resolution  techniques and practices globally and we’re thrilled to see Alternatives and its contributors honored for their efforts.” 

Alternatives is co-published 11 times each year by CPR and John Wiley & Sons on multiple platforms. Subscriptions to the 32-year-old newsletter are free for all individual at CPR Institute member organizations. Details at For print, web, electronic and mobile subscriptions, visit 

About CPR: 
CPR is an independent nonprofit organization that, for more than 35 years, has helped global businesses prevent and resolve commercial disputes effectively and efficiently. Our membership consists of top corporations and law firms, academic and government institutions, and leading mediators and arbitrators around the world. CPR is unique as: (1) a thought leader, driving a global dispute resolution culture; (2) a developer of cutting-edge tools and resources, powered by the collective innovation of its membership; and (3) an ADR provider offering innovative, practical arbitration rules, mediation and other dispute resolution procedures, and neutrals worldwide. For more information, please visit

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