Task Forces and Projects

One of the many ways CPR accomplishes its mission is by convening our community of members to generate innovative and best-practice resources to prevent and resolve disputes.
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(Updated 4/15/2024) 

Task Forces
Construction Rules Task Force

Arbitrator Disclosure Task Force

This Task Force will create the Best Practices Guidelines for Arbitrator Compliance with Ethics Standards, which will provide practical guidance for arbitrators in investigating and preparing disclosure to comply with the prevailing standards, including the ABA Code, the CPR Model Rule, the IBA Guidelines and case law.

Status: Guidelines Complete pending review by the CPR Council

Healthcare and Life Sciences Best Practices in Arbitration  

This Task Force is a joint task force of the Arbitration and the Healthcare and Life Sciences Committees.  It is preparing a guide on best practices in arbitrating life sciences disputes.   

Committees: Arbitration, Healthcare and Life Sciences    

Status: Chapters under review by in-house counsel editors

Updating Mediation Procedure

This Task Force is convening to review CPR's Mediation Procedure (domestic) and determine any necessary updates or modifications. 

Committee: Mediation  

Status: In progress

Arbitration Program Template   

This Task Force is preparing a model template of provisions for companies to be able to consider in putting together an arbitration program.

Committee: Employment Disputes

Status: In progress 

Dispute Management Board

The concept of Dispute Review Boards (DRB) has long existed in the Construction industry and CPR has regularly provided parties with neutrals experienced in them. Now CPR would like to expand this concept to Dispute Management Boards that would not only aid the Construction field but also other areas such as technology and healthcare where the DRB concept could be equally useful.

Committee: Dispute Prevention 

Procedures & Drafting Guidance Working Group

Status: Complete

Training Working Group

Status: In-Person Training Complete. Recording will be Available shortly for already vetted neutrals.

Industry Outreach Working Group

Status: Planning on outreach in progress

Neutrals Working Group 

Status: Work complete, compiled a panel of experienced DPMB professionals, vetted applications

Clause Drafting Task Force

This Task Force is preparing a drafting guide for dispute resolution clauses in energy-related contracts

Committee: Energy, Oil, and, Gas 

Status: In progress

Corporate Counsel Manual Revision Task Force

Committee: Arbitration

Status: In progress; seeking in house counsel editors 

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