CPR CONTINUES EXPANSION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICES & BENEFITS

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CPR CONTINUES EXPANSION OF DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICES AND BENEFITS
Members now have access to high quality arbitrators and mediators at significantly reduced rates 

NEW YORK, N.Y. (October 1, 2015) – Effective October 1, the CPR Institute (CPR) is offering a new member benefit in the form of a 15% rate reduction from select distinguished neutrals who have agreed to reduce their fees for CPR members. The new benefit is part of the organization's ongoing mission to provide alternatives to litigation and drive a dispute resolution culture.  

This program is the second exciting change announced in recent months by CPR Dispute Resolution Services. The first, CPR's new Flat Fee Mediation Program, was announced in July and offers exceptional mediation services at  predictable, low costs. 

The details of the new offer are as follows:

?    Neutrals who are part of the new program will be indicated on the candidate slates sent to the parties.
?    Neutrals who opt in to the voluntary new program will file their hourly or per diem rate with CPR when they respond to their annual billing, and will be locked into this rate for the year (with an opportunity to change it once a year). 
?    When a member files a case with CPR, they will receive 15% off the participating neutral's published rate. (Note: the discounted rate will be applicable to both parties to the case, so long as the party who is a member files the case with CPR.)  

“This additional benefit will be a boon for companies looking to make dispute resolution even more cost effective,” said CPR President & CEO Noah Hanft. “We encourage our members to take advantage of this special CPR offering from participating members of CPR’s Panels of Distinguished Neutrals, which comprise the most highly qualified mediators and arbitrators from throughout the world.”

“Our neutrals, who comprise among the most distinguished judges, lawyers and other ADR professionals, have resolved thousands of cases with billions of dollars at issue,” added CPR Senior Vice President, Dispute Resolution Services, Helena Tavares Erickson. “A 15% rate reduction in addition to our new Flat Fee Mediation Program is a unique and extremely valuable opportunity for members looking to gain access to CPR’s renowned panel of neutrals at significantly lower rates than those professionals generally charge.”

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 www.cpradr.org.

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