CPR Launches Pilot Program For Resolving Business Disputes

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New York, NY, May 26, 2022 - The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), a global non-profit organization that manages conflict to enable purpose, has launched a new pilot program, B2B Dispute Resolution Planning, through its dispute management services provider, CPR Dispute Resolution. This program is a pathway for parties in a commercial dispute to plan a dispute resolution process with the help of an independent experienced facilitator, thereby optimizing the prospects for resolution.

Under this CPR Dispute Resolution pilot project, parties to a business-to-business dispute will sign up for four hours free of charge with the facilitator to plan out and design an efficient dispute resolution process based on the parties’ needs, interests, and the nature of their dispute.

The facilitator can be deployed at any time during the dispute, whenever the parties want to consider options.

“Many times, when a business-to-business disputes arise, parties have not fully considered their options on how to best resolve their dispute or what their procedural needs are,” said CPR President and CEO Allen Waxman. “Instead, they reflexively end up in court or rely upon a dispute resolution clause drafted years before the dispute. The goal of this pilot program is to help the parties develop a plan for their dispute resolution process that is best suited to the specific dispute and situation. This innovative approach provides flexibility and will save time and resources, allowing parties to return to their purpose in an expedited fashion.”

Mia Levi, CPR Vice President, Global Development for Dispute Resolution Services, added, “There are a variety of ways to deploy dispute resolution processes, from mediation to conciliation to expert determination to arbitration and others. This program is intended to help the parties use those processes most effectively and efficiently in light of their dispute and their imperatives.”

CPR harnesses the insights and experiences of its members to prevent and resolve business disputes through its think tank, the CPR Institute. CPR Dispute Resolution provides alternative dispute resolution (ADR) services through innovative and practical rules and procedures and through CPR’s Panel of Distinguished Neutrals.

For more information on CPR visit cpradr.org.

About CPR

Established in 1977, CPR is an independent nonprofit organization that promotes the prevention and resolution of conflict to better enable purpose through the CPR Institute and CPR Dispute Resolution.

The CPR Institute drives and advocates for a global prevention and dispute resolution culture through the thought leadership of its diverse members – companies, leading mediators and arbitrators, law firms, individual practitioners, and academics – who share best practices and develop innovative tools for dispute management through Committees and events.

CPR Dispute Resolution is a boutique provider of leading-edge dispute management services – mediation, arbitration, custom appointing services, a panel of dispute prevention specialists, and more – that leverages resources generated by the CPR Institute. The case administrators are experienced attorneys with a combined 40 years of experience in ADR who speak five languages. The Panel of Distinguished Neutrals is a carefully curated, diverse group of prominent, experienced subject matter experts based in 35 countries. To learn more visit cpradr.org.

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