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Training Programs

CPR Courses

The following courses are available for presentation at your firm or company. CPR Institute corporate members are entitled to a complimentary in-house/remote CLE training focused on clause drafting or ADR ethics. Others can request any of the following trainings or speak with us about the possibility of setting up a customized training to meet the needs, experience and availability of your legal or in house department. Prices for programs depend upon your requirements and are always estimated in advance.


Training for Counsel and Parties

Master Drafting Program — CLE Credits: 2 Skills .5 Ethics
This class will focus on best practices in clause drafting based on actual clauses utilized as well as model clauses developed by CPR. This course is targeted to the needs of those who must draft or interpret dispute resolution clauses. Maximum Class Size: 30

Innovations in Dispute Prevention and Resolution Tools from CPR — CLE Credit 1 Skills
This training focuses on the latest offerings, best practices, Rules and Protocols from CPR.

Interest-Based Negotiation Workshop — CLE Credits: 8 Skills
This intensive one-day program illustrates the differences between positional and interest-based bargaining. Equally suitable for lawyers, clients or business persons, the course highlights the tensions in negotiation and stresses the skills that foster problem-solving approaches while assuring viable negotiated outcomes.

Effective Mediation Representation for Counsel & Parties — CLE Credits: 6 Skills .5 Ethics
This intensive one-day program is for experienced ADR practitioners and clients. This course focuses on the keys to effective mediation representation with particular emphasis on client preparation and effective strategies before and during mediation.

Effective Mediation with Unwilling Parties — CLE Credits: 1.5 Skills
This 1.5 hour program focuses on techniques and strategies for getting unwilling parties into mediation and reaching a negotiated result even though it is the last thing they want to do.

Role of Corporate Counsel in Arbitration — CLE Credit: 1.5 Practice Area
This course explores the role of corporate counsel in the arbitration context, focusing on their unique role and contribution to the arbitral process, working with outside counsel to control commercial arbitration costs without sacrificing process and using CPR protocols and Guidelines to help make arbitration faster and less expensive.


Training for Neutrals

Dispute Prevention Training — CLE Credit TBD

In-House Mediator Training — CLE Credits: 15 Skills 1 Ethics
This program, which is equivalent to Mediator Techniques and Practices, is offered to companies wishing to train personnel to perform in-house mediation roles in areas such as consumer and employment disputes. Such programs are conducted on site for ease of personnel and to conserve travel expenses. A ratio of 12 potential mediators to one trainer is maintained in this intensive workshop.

Individual Mediator Techniques & Practices — CLE Credits: 15 Skills 1 Ethics
This two-day program, often offered in conjunction with CPR's Annual Meetings, prepares lawyers to act as effective mediators. This course delineates the range of skills required of successful mediators, offers proven practical techniques, addresses ethics issues and considers innovative ways to overcome impasse. A ratio of 12 potential mediators to one trainer is maintained in this intensive workshop.

Court Mediator Training — CLE Credits: 17 Skills 1 Ethics
This intensive two-day program, presented in conjunction with courts, prepares lawyers to serve as mediators in federal and state court ADR programs. This course covers the interface with judicial and administrative personnel and the special ethics requirements of court-appointed mediators as well as fundamental mediator skills, strategies and techniques. A ratio of 12 potential mediators to one trainer is maintained in this intensive workshop.

Advanced Mediator Training — CLE Credits: 6 Skills .5 Ethics
This one-day program focuses on developing particular skills that enhance problem-solving, address positional bargaining over money, and overcome impasse in mediation. It is available to those who have completed CPR's two-day Mediator Techniques and Practices Program. A ratio of 12 mediators to one trainer is required for this intensive workshop.

Basic Arbitrator Training Program - CLE Credits: 6 Skills .5 Ethics
This basic arbitration skills training course covers the basics of arbitration including governing law, process and the fundamental of an award.

Employment Arbitrator Pathways Training Program — CLE Credits: 5 Skills 1 Ethics
This basic arbitration skills training course in employment matters is for experienced attorneys and/or neutrals and covers the basics of employment arbitration. Not open to newly admitted attorneys - only those with substantial employment practice.  



Excellence in ADR Ethics — CLE Credits: 3 Ethics
This is a 3-hour program for lawyers and neutrals involved in mediation and/or arbitration. The course encompasses the latest developments in ethical issues for lawyer-representatives, arbitrators and mediators. It will assess through lecture and hypotheticals the impact of the Uniform Mediation Act and recent arbitrator code revisions, as well as provide guidance concerning conflicts of interest. (Includes ADR Ethics Reference Manual).
Note: A 1-hour abridged version of this course is also available.


Collaborative Training with Outside Organizations

CEDR (Mediation) — CLE Credit dependent on course
CPR has joined forces with CEDR to offer joint CPR/CEDR Advanced Mediation Skills Training leading to CEDR international accreditation. This training is offered on regular basis and listed under Upcoming Events.

In addition, CPR members and Distinguished Neutrals receive a 10% discount on the following training courses, which are regularly offered by CEDR at various locations around the world:

Course 1: CEDR Mediator skills training is a five-day program of comprehensive tuition and participation in effective dispute resolution where participants are trained in the skills needed for effective mediation of commercial disputes and assessed for CEDR Accreditation, internationally recognized as the standard of excellence.

Course 2: CEDR has developed a two module program which allows delegates the choice of developing mediation skills specifically focused on employment and workplace conflict and of attaining the internationally recognized CEDR Accreditation.

Contact Mia Levi at to receive your 10% discount code.

Master Arbitrator Training Program-CIArb — CLE Credits: 15.5 Skills
This three-day program joint program with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators is designed for attorneys with approximately 10 years of litigation and/or dispute resolution experience. Leading to CIArb Fellowship status upon successful complete of the Award writing module, this program focuses on applicable laws and procedures for the conduct of efficient arbitration hearings in complex international cases.


The CPR Institute has been certified by the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board as an Accredited Provider of continuing legal education in the State of New York. CPR is a nonprofit organization. Under financial hardship guidelines, at its discretion, CPR may waive the fee for attorneys who demonstrate that they are not currently employed (not retirees). CPR may also provide a special discounted price to attorneys, full time judges and administrative law judges practicing in the nonprofit and public sectors full time. Unless otherwise specified in your confirmation or training description, you may cancel up to five (5) days prior to the scheduled training day to receive a full refund - less a $250 processing fee. After that time, your refund is forfeited. Substitutions are freely accepted (i.e., you can send someone else from your organization as a substitute). CPR reserves the right to cancel any class due to low enrollment.