CSR’s Bob Randolph and Frank Carr have just returned from conducting a successful three-day mediation workshop in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This was CSR’s third trip to Brazil to conduct mediation training. Given Frank Carr’s and CSR’s expertise in construction dispute resolution, the workshop focused on construction mediation issues that Brasil companies might face in the run-up to the Olympics. The workshop was sponsored by the CPR Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (NYC) and hosted by Barbosa Mussnich Aragao (BMA), one of Brazil’s premier law firms. CPR and BMA have partnered to bring alternative dispute resolution to Brazil, which has just recently enacted a new mediation law to encourage the use of mediation nation-wide. CSR expects to return to Brazil within the coming 12 months to conduct an advanced course for the more than 50 mediators who have already completed the CPR foundation course.