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CPR Creates YADR

May 11, 2009

The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution recently released a press statement notifying the ADR community of the newly created YADR- Young Attorneys in Alternative Dispute Resolution.

From the site:
What is YADR?
CPR is pleased to announce the launch of its “YADR” Group – Young Attorneys in Alternative Dispute Resolution. The purpose of the group is to expose young attorneys to in-house counsel in the international ADR practice area.

Through periodic seminars and networking events, participants will gain an insider’s look at the role of ADR systems and practices in corporations and multi-national organizations. They will have an opportunity to meet and collaborate with in-house counsel and experts in the ADR field to analyze and hone techniques, processes, and systems to improve commercial conflict resolution efforts around the globe. >> Read Press Release

Kudos to CPR for creating this. Hopefully they will get a strong showing for their first event set for June 2nd in New York City.

The information is as follows:
Click [here] for the PDF invitation file

Inaugural Networking Event

Tips from the Trenches in a Tough Economy:
Insights from In-House Counsel About Today’s Priorities and What It Means for Young Attorneys Going Forward

Corporate Panelists:
Michelle H. Browdy, Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, IBM Corporation
Melanie Lewis, Director, Solutions, Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc.
Duncan MacKay, Deputy General Counsel, Northeast Utilities
Beth Trent, Legal Director, Schering-Plough Corporation (Invited)

Dana MacGrath, Senior Counsel, Allen & Overy and Chair of YADR Group

Event Details:
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Panel Discussion with Networking Cocktail Reception to follow

Allen & Overy LLP
1221 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY

Cost: FREE of charge

Please RSVP by May 20 to Julie DeSarbo at or at 646.753.8231