Y-ADR Steering Committee Application

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The Y-ADR Steering Committee is an international body composed of CPR member representatives from leading law firms and in-house legal departments as well as a select number of independent neutrals from around the world.

Starting May 1, 2023, the CPR Institute accepted applications from candidates for several positions on the Y-ADR Steering Committee for the 2023 – 2026 cycle. Candidates need not be current CPR members to apply but will be requested to join as members if selected (see below for details).

Those selected you will have the opportunity to select one or more working groups of interest where they will join other members to take the lead on organizing a Y-ADR program or DEI initiative.

Applications for the current cycle closed on June 30, 2023. Accepted candidates will be notified in August and will begin a 3-year term running September 2023 though June 2026. (The Y-ADR Steering Committee traditionally takes a summer break and does not meet in July and August.)

The application process

The Y-ADR Steering Committee members are selected through a competitive vetting process. You must be an attorney or other professional 45 years old or younger or with less than 8 years of professional experience in international or domestic ADR practice or other areas of conflict prevention and resolution. While law and LLM students are eligible to be members of Y-ADR, they are not yet eligible to serve on the Steering Committee.

If you are interested in being considered:

  • Please complete the Application Form linked here.
  • The application form includes several questions asking candidates to describe their background, interest in dispute prevention and resolution, and their ideas for furthering
    Y-ADR’s mission. Candidate proposals should include either: a topic for a panel presentation that would be of interest to Y-ADR members, including potential speakers; or a way Y-ADR can help increase diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the dispute prevention and resolution field.
  • Candidates will indicate on their application form if their organization is a current Member of CPR Institute. If selected for the Y-ADR Steering Committee and you or your organization are not currently a CPR Member, you will have the ability to join CPR as an Individual Member at a special reduced rate for Y-ADR Steering Committee members.
  • Candidates should be knowledgeable about their organization's history of engagement with CPR, if applicable, and be prepared to provide a brief summary on the application.


If you have any questions, you may contact the CPR Staff liaison to the Y-ADR Steering Committee, Knar Nahikian at knahikian@cpradr.org.