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CPR Launches Annotated Model Procedural Order for Remote Video Arbitration Proceedings

For situations where remote proceedings are necessary or desired, the order provides a strategic checklist of issues and guidelines intended to assist parties, counsel and arbitrators

New York, NY—The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), a global non-profit organization that advances dispute prevention and resolution practices and solutions, announced that it has created a new Annotated Model Procedural Order for Remote Video Arbitration Proceedings

“The new hearing room may be “virtual” but the proceeding itself is unquestionably ‘real’ for the parties and other participants,” said Richard Ziegler, Co-Founder of AcumenADR and a member of the CPR Board of Directors, who led the CPR taskforce in pulling this order together. “CPR’s new model order puts into one, user-friendly document the best practices that the arbitration community needs to navigate remote video hearings. Thanks to CPR’s diversified membership, the model order reflects the perspectives of experienced arbitrators, in-house counsel, outside counsel and institutional (CPR) staff – not only from the U.S. but also from Canada, Europe and South America. This document should become the ‘go to’ guide for anyone interested in conducting a very real but remote arbitration proceeding in a fair, effective and enforceable manner.”

CPR’s Model Procedure Order for Remote Video Arbitration Proceedings covers:

  • Selection of Videoconferencing Platform;
  • Preparatory Activities;
  • Requirements During the Proceeding;
  • Documents and Witness Examinations; and
  • Enforceability

“This new model procedure is a perfect example of what CPR can do and does regularly – convening the rich insights and vast experience of its membership to create timely and cutting-edge resources that both benefit users and enhance the capacity for ADR, in general,” said Allen Waxman, CPR President & CEO. “I would like to thank Richard Ziegler and the entire Model Order taskforce, for their quick action and team effort, the result of which I suspect will remain relevant and necessary long after the current COVID-19 situation is behind us, as we will all have grown more accustomed to doing business in a slightly different and efficient way.”

About CPR

Established in 1977, CPR is an independent nonprofit organization that helps prevent and resolve legal conflict more effectively and efficiently. 

The CPR Institute drives a global prevention and dispute resolution culture through the thought leadership of its diverse membership of top companies, law firms, lawyers, academics, and leading mediators and arbitrators around the world.  The Institute convenes best practice and industry-oriented committees and hosts global and regional meetings to share practices and develop innovative tools and resources. The Institute trains on dispute prevention and resolution, publishes a monthly journal on related topics, and advocates for supporting and expanding the capacity for dispute prevention and resolution globally. 

CPR Dispute Resolution harnesses the thought leadership and output of the Institute while providing independent ADR services – mediation, arbitration, early neutral evaluation, dispute resolution boards and others – through innovative and practical rules and procedures and through CPR’s Panel of Distinguished Neutrals.