CPR Selects Jared Hubbard as Winner of its 2017 Y-ADR Annual Writing Award

NEW YORK – 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, named Jared Hubbard of Hubb Legal, AC in Newburyport, MA as the winner of the 2017 Y-ADR Annual Writing Award for Efficient & Effective Collaboration Between Corporate Counsel and Outside Counsel. The winning article was entitled, “Charting a Course for Success: The Importance of An Initial Case Plan.” 

The Award Competition was open to lawyers ages 45 or younger or those who have had fewer 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. The 2,000- to 3,000-word entries needed to 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.      

Mr. Hubbard, whose entry addressed Topic 1, will be formally recognized at the CPR Annual Meeting in Miami, March 2-4, 2017. The Award will be presented at a lunch ceremony on March 3. Mr. Hubbard’s winning entry will be published in Alternatives, CPR’s award-winning newsletter, and he will receive a certificate signed by the President of the Panel of Judges. His prize also includes free registration for the CPR Annual Meeting and travel expenses. 

“I am thrilled that Y-ADR can support the cost-effective and efficient collaboration of corporate counsel and outside counsel by recognizing an author who has thought deeply about these issues and submitted an excellent essay on the topic,” said Dana MacGrath of Sidley Austin LLP, chair of Y-ADR. “We can all benefit from encouraging young lawyers to think about these issues and write about them. I was very impressed by all the submissions we received this first year of The Y-ADR Writing Competition and Award program.” 

“We congratulate Jared Hubbard on receiving this award, and are excited by the amount of enthusiasm surrounding it,” said Noah Hanft, President and CEO of the CPR Institute. “CPR is committed to encouraging collaboration between corporate and outside counsel to create effective systems for dispute resolution within the company. We’d like to see this award help further these goals.” 

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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