Diversity Commitment Clause
Any dispute arising out of or relating to this contract, including the breach, termination or validity thereof, shall be finally resolved by arbitration in accordance with the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (“CPR”) Rules for Administered Arbitration (the “Administered Rules” or “Rules”) by (a sole arbitrator) (three arbitrators, of whom each party shall designate one, with the third arbitrator to be appointed by CPR) (three arbitrators, of whom each party shall designate one, with the third arbitrator to be designated by the two party-appointed arbitrators) (three arbitrators, of whom each party shall designate one in accordance with the screened appointment procedure provided in Rule 5.4) (three arbitrators, none of whom shall be designated by either party). The parties agree that however the arbitrators are designated or selected, at least one member of any tribunal of three arbitrators shall be a member of a diverse group, such as women, persons of color, members of the LGBTQ community, disabled persons, or as otherwise agreed to by the parties to this Agreement at any time prior to appointment of the tribunal. Where CPR is to nominate or select the arbitrators, CPR will convene the parties to discuss the selection. In the event the parties desire multiple qualifications, if CPR is unable to accommodate a qualification specified by the parties and diversity, CPR may use its discretion to nominate or appoint a diverse candidate or candidates to serve on the tribunal. [The arbitrator(s), and not the court, shall have primary responsibility to hear and determine challenges to the jurisdiction of the arbitrator(s). OR The court, and not the arbitrator(s), shall have primary responsibility to hear and determine challenges to the jurisdiction of the arbitrator(s).] The arbitration shall be governed by the Federal Arbitration Act, 9 U.S.C. §§ 1 et seq., and judgment upon the award rendered by the arbitrator(s) may be entered by any court having jurisdiction thereof. The place of the arbitration shall be (city, state).
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