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Conflict Resolution Week Webinar Series
 

October 17-19 (3 webinars)

  • Oct. 17 - Advances in Online Dispute Resolution and its Role in the Future
  • Oct. 18 - Are N.C.'s Mediation Programs Effectively Serving the Growing Number of Indigent and Self-Represented Parties?
  • Oct. 19 - How Can N.C.'s Mediation Programs Address the Legal Needs of an Aging Population?
Co-Sponsored by
  • N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts
  • N.C. Dispute Resolution Commission


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Advances in Online Dispute Resolution and its Role in the Future
Tuesday, October 17, 2017, Live Webinar
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (CLE Sponsor 315, Course 70 - 1 hour CLE)
Registration is now closed. Contact CLEinfo@nccourts.org for more information.

Target Audience
Attorneys and Mediators

Course Description
Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) has evolved beyond Skype and the range of disputes being mediated online has expanded. This webinar will discuss technological advances in ODR and the variety of ODR platforms such as web conferencing, blind bidding, the use of software algorithms, etc. Presenters will discuss what ODR process might be the best fit for certain disputes. Does using an ODR platform change the mediator's approach to the process? How does a mediator protect the integrity of the process and navigate his / her duties under the Standards of Conduct in ODR? How can we assess the nature and extent of the contribution of ODR to the resolution of disputes in general? What role will ODR play in the future in the field of dispute resolution? Will N.C.'s mediation programs' rules generally requiring in-person attendance be impacted?

Presented by

  • Daniel Rainey, National expert on ODR; Fellow of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution; Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Online Dispute Resolution
  • Ketan Soni, Esq., Hull & Chandler, PA, Charlotte, NC, DRC Certified FFS mediator


Blue Line

Are N.C.'s Mediation Programs Effectively Serving the Growing Number of Indigent and Self-Represented Parties?
Wednesday, October 18, 2017, Live Webinar
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (CLE Sponsor 315, Course 73 - 1 hour CLE / CME)
Registration is now closed. Contact CLEinfo@nccourts.org for more information.

Target Audience
Attorneys and Mediators

Course Description
The numbers of indigent parties moving thought N.C.'s courts has increased significantly the last few years. How can the party select / party pay system of mediation that has evolved in our courts be most effectively reconciled with the principle of access to justice and the obligation of mediators to serve indigent parties? Numbers of self-represented parties are also increasing. Recent Advisory Opinions give guidance on mediator drafting of agreements when self-represented parties are involved. There have been concerns expressed by mediators that the guidance provided in these AOs is not practical and compromises access. How can lawyer mediators best interface with self-represented parties and ensure them access while avoiding any presumption that the mediator is practicing law?

Presented by

  • Christy M. Foppiano, Esq., Owner, Foppiano Mediations; Member, Separating Together; DRC certified MSC mediator
  • Ellen R. Gelbin, Esq., Adjunct Professor at Wake Forest Law; DRC certified MSC, FFS, and N.C. Industrial Commission mediator
  • Karen Britt Peeler, Esq., solo practitioner and DRC certified MSC mediator


Blue Line

How Can N.C.'s Mediation Programs Address the Legal Needs of an Aging Population?
Thursday, October 19, 2017, Live Webinar
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (CLE Sponsor 315, Course 74 - 1 hour CLE)
Registration is now closed. Contact CLEinfo@nccourts.org for more information.

Target Audience
Attorneys and Mediators

Course Description
The "silver tsunami" is upon us. The population of N.C. is aging and increasing numbers of seniors are migrating here from other states to retire. How will our courts cope with what is expected to be a significant rise in litigation involving seniors? The Clerk Mediation Program has not been heavily utilized to date. Is there potential for that to change? What particular challenges will mediators face in working with seniors? What strategies can mediators employ to help seniors have a positive and productive experience in mediation?

Presented by

  • Kate Mewhinney, Esq., Clinical Professor and Managing Attorney of The Elder Law Clinic at Wake Forest University School of Law; DRC Certified MSC and Clerk Program Mediator
  • Maryjo L. Cleveland, M.D., Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Wake Forest School of Medicine; Specialty Certification, Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine; Medical Director, Rockynol Retirement Community


Contact CLEinfo@NCcourts.org with questions. Thank you for your interest in Judicial Branch training.

 
 
 
   
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