Mediators are attorneys who agree to serve under Local Civil Rule 101 and have been certified as mediators by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission. They must have at least eight (8) years of civil trial practice or membership on the faculty of an accredited law school in order to be considered for appointment to the court's list of certified mediators.
Mediation is used to secure the just, speedy and inexpensive resolution of the controversies while preserving the right of all parties to a conventional trial. Mediation is designed to focus the parties' attention on settlement rather than on trial preparation and to provide a structured opportunity for settlement negotiations to take place. Nothing in this process is intended to limit or prevent the parties from engaging in settlement procedures voluntarily at any time.
How to become a mediator
To request certification as a mediator in the Eastern District of North Carolina pursuant to Local Civil Rule 101.1b(a)(2)*, please submit a cover letter addressed to the Clerk of Court and curriculum vitae. Mail these documents to:
Clerk of Court
U.S. District Court
Eastern District of North Carolina
c/o Bobbie Horton
Terry Sanford Federal Building and Courthouse
310 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601
*Local Civil Rule 101.1b(a)(2) may be found in the Local Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules.
Certified mediators for the Eastern District of North Carolina
- Property Rights (pdf)
- Securities / Commodities / Exchange (pdf)
- Torts (pdf)
- Antitrust (pdf)
- Banks and Banking (pdf)
- City / State (pdf)
- Civil Rights (pdf)
- Contracts (pdf)
- Environmental Matters (pdf)
- Labor (pdf)
- Last Name (pdf)