The N.C. Supreme Court has authorized the N.C. Court of Appeals to undertake a mediation program. Appellate mediation will offer participants an opportunity to voluntarily submit their appeal to the Court of Appeals for a candid evaluation by an informed, neutral person in a confidential setting. The focus will be on encouraging settlement and, thus, reaching an agreeable disposition of the appeal. All civil cases, with the exception of termination of parental rights and juvenile cases, are eligible for mediation. A case will not, however, be assigned for mediation unless all the parties to the appeal have agreed to the mediation.
To contact someone about a North Carolina Court of Appeals mediation issue please send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.