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CME/CLE: What Mediators Need to Know - Live Webinar - August 2020

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**This event is a LIVE WEBINAR hosted on Zoom and is a repeat of the April 24 webinar**

Mediators face recurrent and tricky problems in their mediation practices. This continuing mediator education (CME) seminar for NCDRC Certified Superior Court mediators will focus on finding answers for these problems under the MSC Rules, the federal WDNC Local Rules and the DRC's ethical standards.

The seminar will walk through an array of practical problems arising in court-ordered mediations in Superior Court and federal court cases. Many trouble spots will be addressed, including scheduling challenges, practical problems at mediation and the key reporting requirements, as well as how to collect mediator fees. Speakers will also discuss recent changes to the MSC Rules and the latest DRC advisory opinions.

3 hours Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit, approved by the NC State Bar / 2 hours Continuing Mediator Education (CME) credit, approved by the NC Dispute Resolution Commission

Every active MSC and FFS mediator certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission (DRC) must annually complete 2 hours of continuing mediator education (CME) certified by the DRC. As this credit is not permitted to roll over to subsequent years, this course is approved by the DRC for only two hours of CME. Review the DRC rules here.


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9:00–10:00 a.m. - Problems in mediation from initial designation through the mediation conference

10:0010:15 a.m. - Break

10:15–11:15 a.m. - Problems after the mediation conference

11:15–11:30 a.m. - Break

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. - Review of recent amendments to the rules and the latest advisory opinions


PRESENTERS

Frank Goldsmith operates a mediation and arbitration practice under the name Goldsmith Resolutions, based in Buncombe County. He is a graduate of Davidson College and received his Juris Doctor degree with honors from UNC-Chapel Hill, following which he served as a military lawyer in the Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Corps during the Vietnam Era before returning to civilian litigation practice in North Carolina. Frank was certified as a mediator in 1996 and has mediated many state and federal cases in the past 23 years. He has consistently been listed in “Best Lawyers in America,” “Super Lawyers,” and “North Carolina Legal Elite” in the field of alternate dispute resolution.

Sharon Tracey Barrett is a retired Superior Court Judge and a former Buncombe County District Court Judge. She currently serves as an Associate Judge and Justice for the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and as an Emergency Superior Court Judge. Through a practice called Barrett Resolutions, Sharon now works as a mediator and arbitrator. She is a member of the North Carolina Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals.

She graduated cum laude from Boston College in 1983 and received her J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1986. She practiced law in Asheville for nineteen years, focusing primarily on civil litigation, until she became a judge in 2005. She was President of the Buncombe County Bar from 2002-2003 and served for many years on the board of directors of The Mediation Center.


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