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2011 CPR Annual Meeting Agenda

By Alternatives Editorial November 8, 2010
Registration is open for CPR’s 2011 Annual Meeting, to be held on Thursday, Jan. 13, and Friday, Jan. 14, in New York at the Intercontinental Barclay Hotel.

To sign up, visit the CPR Annual Meeting website at www.cprmeeting.org, or call (212) 949-6490. The early bird discount registration rate ends on Nov. 15. The CPR Institute also plans to hold concurrent advanced ADR training in limited classes. See CPR’s home page at www.cpradr.org for full details.

Rupert Bondy, group general counsel of BP p.l.c., is the invited opening keynote speaker. He will update the audience on the administration of payments to victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, and will discuss the challenges faced by general counsel who address mass claims issues.

The second-day keynote speaker will be New York University Prof. Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, who is author of “The Predictioneer’s Game,” a 2009 Random House book that displays the author’s use of game theory to understand and influence policy choices. His keynote will focus on what the future holds for the legal profession. The meeting will feature a special, full-afternoon, plenary workshop, “When Disaster Strikes: The Role of ADR in Resolving Mass Claims.” Other meeting sessions will include: The General Counsel Roundtable—New Tools and Solutions; Overview of ADR Developments in the Courts and in Congress; New Strategies for Resolving Disputes; The Future of Investment Disputes; and Disclosure and Other Ethical Issues in Mediation (providing 1.5 New York State Ethics CLE credit hours, subject to conditions on CPR’s website at www.cpradr .org; financial aid may be available).

The CPR Meeting is nontransitional and is acceptable for newly admitted attorneys. 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 [July 14, 2007-July 13, 2010; renewal pending at press time]. CPR’s financial hardship guidelines appear in full at www.cpradr.org; call (212) 949-6490 for more information.


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