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40 - Hour MSC Training Program

The following trainers have been certified by the Commission to provide the 40-hour training program required by Mediated Settlement Conference Rule 8.A for superior court mediator certification:

Carolina Dispute Settlement Services
4600 Marriot Drive, Ste. 200
Raleigh, NC 27612
Contact: Diann Seigle, Executive Director
Tele: (919) 755-4646, Ext. 2 or (800) 960-3062
Fax: (919) 755-4644
Web Site:

Mediation, Inc.

Principal Trainer J. Anderson "Andy" Little
P.O. Box 16205
Chapel Hill, NC 27516
Tele: (919) 967-6611 or (888) 842-6157
Fax: (919) 967-3212
Web Site:

Wake Forest School of Law & Ellen R. Gelbin
Contact: Ellen Gelbin
Tele: (336) 945-0214
Fax: (336) 945-0217

Those interested in mediation training should contact trainers directly to learn about training dates, times, locations, and fees. Anyone interested in becoming certified to provide the 40-hour course should contact the Commission's office.

An applicant seeking to be certified as a superior court mediator by the Dispute Resolution Commission may be able to receive partial credit toward the 40-hour course required by Rule 8.A for training received in other States and not approved by the Commission or training conducted in North Carolina by a trainer not certified by the Commission. Such training must cover the majority of the curriculum set forth in Mediated Settlement Conference Rule 9 and reflect an approach to mediation that is similar to that which has evolved in North Carolina, i.e., cases are court-ordered; attorneys participate in the sessions; there is use of caucusing; and the mediator serves as case manager. Such an approach must be reflected in the course demonstration and role-play opportunities. Those interested in obtaining partial credit for courses taken should contact the Commission's office. Partial credit cannot be given for victim-offender, EEOC, arbitration, postal service, or other training that does not mirror the context or practice of North Carolina's Mediated Settlement Conference Program.

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