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21st Century Mediation and Arbitration Update and Practice Tips

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Date Published

March 13, 2020


Mecklenburg County Bar


General, Mediation & Arbitration


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Introduction: Charlotte is an exciting place to practice law with nationally-recognized fintech, energy, data and logistics hubs. Construction is booming with growth and new arrivals. Your role as a legal counselor is more important than ever. Mediation and arbitration are tools you will use more than ever. This program hits the highlights of both forms of dispute resolution with updates.


  1. Summary Review of Current Rules
  2. DRC Advisory Opinions and Policy: Do’s and Don’ts in Mediation
  3. Public Sanctions Imposed: Case review
  4. Brochure for Clients: DRC Approved Explanation of the Mediation Process
  5. Mediation Preparation Spreadsheet for Legal Assistants: 20 Point checklist
  1. Overview of NC Rules: DRC overview promulgated by the NC Supreme Court.
  2. Arbitration Update
  3. Advantages and Choices, A La Carte Services, Choice
  4. New rules to expedited procedures: Saving time and money
  5. New Initial Pre-hearing Form with Task List – Timeline
  6. International client arbitration
  7. Drafting Efficient, Effective ADR Clauses
  8. Cyber Security and its impact on ADR

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Chase Saunders
Retired Supreme Court Judge

Michelle Skipper
Vice President - American Arbitration Association

Michelle Skipper is Vice President for the Commercial Division at the American Arbitration Association in Charlotte, NC. She... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

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