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CPR Institute Calls for Nominations for 2018 CPR Diversity in ADR Award

New York – The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), a global non-profit organization that advances dispute prevention and resolution practices and provides high quality solutions, announced a call for nominations for its 2018 Diversity Award. Established in 2007, the CPR Diversity Award honors an Outstanding Contribution to Diversity in ADR by recognizing a person or organization who has contributed significantly to diversity in the alternative dispute resolution field.

CPR will present this award at its 2018 CPR Annual Meeting, March 8-10, 2018, in Atlanta Georgia (

“CPR has long been committed to utilizing its very best efforts to foster diversity in dispute resolution in tangible ways, including putting diverse candidates on slates; reminding decision-makers of the benefits of diversity on the quality of the decision-making process; and, most important, actively encouraging the selection of those candidates,” said Noah J. Hanft, President and CEO of CPR. “The next generation of talented and diverse individuals is poised to make a real difference, once all stakeholders recognize their roles and do their parts. Through this award, we seek to recognize and honor those who have not only fulfilled their role, but have gone above and beyond it.” 

The award winner will be selected by a three-person panel consisting of the Co-Chairs of CPR’s Diversity Task Force, Hon. Timothy K. Lewis (Ret.) of Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis and Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin (Ret.) of Stroock & Stroock & Levan, along with CPR President & CEO Noah J. Hanft. If entries do not meet the judges' standards, they may decide not to make an award. Their decision will be final.


Send electronic file nominations (in PDF or Word format) by January 18, 2018 via email to Helena Tavares Erickson, Esq., SVP, Dispute Resolution Services & Corporate Secretary at Please include a cover letter with your submission with your name, address, telephone, and fax number, and email address.  If you are nominating someone for an award, please supply their contact information as well.

While it is expected that submissions will be in the English language (or accompanied by a translation), CPR reserves the right to consider submissions not in English. CPR also reserves the right to submit outstanding candidates that have not been nominated.

About CPR: 

CPR is an independent nonprofit organization that has helped global businesses prevent and resolve commercial disputes effectively and efficiently for more than 40 years. 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