Resources

Resources

The website of the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission, the state agency that regulates the practice of mediation, has a wealth of information for parties and attorneys alike.  Here are links to some of them:

The Rules Implementing Statewide Mediated Settlement Conferences in Superior Court Civil Actions (MSC Rules) (also adopted, with some modifications, by the federal courts in Western North Carolina): https://www.nccourts.gov/courts/supreme-court/court-rules/rules-for-mediated-settlement-conferences-and-other-settlement-procedures-in-superior-court-civil-actionshttp://www.nccourts.org/Courts/CRS/Councils/DRC/MSC/Rules.asp

The rules in PDF format:
https://www.nccourts.gov/assets/inline-files/Rules-for-Mediated-Settlement-Conferences-and-Other-Settlement-Procedures-in-Superior-Court-Civil-Actions-Codified-1-May-2023.pdf?VersionId=uy0BAxXrikWjz7vSK.6kYQTfniTVCtVM?VersionId=uy0BAxXrikWjz7vSK.6kYQTfniTVCtVMhttp://www.nccourts.org/Courts/CRS/Councils/DRC/MSC/Rules/MSC_allrules.pdf

The Standards of Professional Conduct for Mediators:
https://www.nccourts.gov/assets/inline-files/Standards-of-Professional-Conduct-for-Mediators-Codified-1-May-2023.pdf?VersionId=lW.RDR2vIyi4nwjQkHk2yGL4J_LKlhqL?VersionId=lW.RDR2vIyi4nwjQkHk2yGL4J_LKlhqL Mediators:  http://www.nccourts.org/Courts/CRS/Councils/DRC/Documents/StandardsConduct.pdf

General information for parties without attorneys:
http://www.nccourts.org/Courts/CRS/Councils/DRC/NoAttorney/Default.asp

A short brochure on mediation produced by the Dispute Resolution Commission:
https://www.nccourts.gov/assets/documents/publications/DRC-MSC-English-brochure-2023.pdf?VersionId=xDcJlKEkLbGzL3TKjc5YaMhHxSSzSrQd http://www.nccourts.org/Courts/CRS/Councils/DRC/Documents/MSCBrochure.pdf

A list of local rules by county:
http://www.nccourts.org/Courts/CRS/Policies/LocalRules/Default.asp

The Local Rules of the United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina (Rules 16.2 and 16.3 govern mediation):
https://www.ncwd.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/local_rules/Revised%20Local%20Rules%20120122.pdfhttp://www.ncwd.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/local_rules/Local%20Rules%202017.pdf