CPR Announces 2016 Y-ADR Annual Writing Award for Efficient & Effective Collaboration Between Corporate Counsel and Outside Counsel

NEW YORK, NY – August 12, 2016 -- The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), a global non-profit organization that advances dispute resolution practices and provides high quality dispute resolution solutions, announced a new Y-ADR Annual Writing Award for Efficient and Effective Collaboration Between Corporate Counsel and Outside Counsel.  The Award was created by CPR’s Y-ADR Steering Committee, the leadership group for CPR’s program for young attorneys in dispute resolution, and it is generously sponsored by CPR Members Assurant, GlaxoSmithKline and White & Case LLP.

The Award is open to all lawyers ages 45 or younger or those who have less than eight years of professional experience in alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practice, including, but not limited to, as counsel, client, arbitrator, mediator, tribunal secretary or law clerk. Each entry must be between 2,000 and 3,000 words and address one of the following two topics: 

Topic 1:  Describe a way in which corporate counsel and outside counsel can work together more efficiently and/or effectively in an ADR proceeding.

Topic 2:  Describe an experience in which you, as either a corporate counsel or an outside counsel, successfully worked together in an ADR proceeding with an outside counsel or a corporate counsel in an efficient and/or effective manner.             

Entries may be written by one author or by two individuals consisting of one corporate counsel and one outside counsel. The winning entry will be published in Alternatives, and the author(s) will be formally recognized at the 2017 CPR Annual Meeting in Miami.

The winner of the Competition shall receive a certificate signed by the President of the Panel of Judges. The winner’s registration fee for the CPR Annual Meeting shall be waived and the winner shall be reimbursed for his or her travel expenses to CPR Annual Meeting of up to $1,500.

“It’s a privilege to honor these young attorneys and their important work in promoting collaboration between corporate and outside counsels,” said Noah Hanft, President & CEO of CPR. “We look forward to cultivating and encouraging these attorneys in their dedication to the principles of effective dispute resolution.”

All entries are to be submitted via e-mail to YADRAward@cpradr.org no later than 11:59 PM EST on Monday, Oct. 31, 2016.  For more information and the official competition rules, please see: http://bit.ly/2arSuNT.

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. 

About Y-ADR: CPR’s Young Attorneys in Dispute Resolution (Y-ADR) program promotes the full spectrum of dispute resolution mechanisms with the younger generation of lawyers, and introduces them to corporate counsel and experts in the field. Through periodic seminars and other initiatives, participants gain an insider’s look at the role of ADR systems and practices in corporations and multinational organizations. This program is recommended for attorneys 45 years old and younger, or those with less than 8 years of professional experience in international ADR practice

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