Wake Forest School of Law reschedules 40-Hour Superior Court Civil Action (MSC) mediation training for Spring 2018

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Wake Forest School of Law will hold a 40-hour Superior Court Civil Action (MSC) training program from Tuesday, Feb. 27, through Saturday, March 3, 2017.  The program runs each day from 8:30 a.m to 6:30 p.m.

Course faculty include Ellen R. Gelbin, course developer and planner and primary North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission certified trainer; M. Ann Anderson, co-trainer and NCDRC certified mediator and Zeb “Barney” Barnhardt, co-trainer and NDCRC certified mediator.

The faculty will conduct lectures and role play scenarios that center on the statutes, rules of procedure and standards of conduct for mediators and the stages and themes in mediation practice.  The faculty, or trainers, will observe and guide and be available for questions.

The course description follows:

“This mediation practice class is based upon the assumptions that: 1) most parties know what is in their own best interest; 2) if given the opportunity and tools, most litigants are able to solve their own problems and 3) litigants are generally more satisfied when they are involved in determining the outcome of their cases instead of the results being dictates to them by a jury or judge.

“The course will focus on mediation as a method of dispute resolution from the perspective of attorneys representing clients at mediation as well as from the perspective of mediators facilitating mediated settlement conferences. Students will participate in simulated mediation sessions and role plays.”

The North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission (NCDRC) has approved this program pursuant to Rule 8A of the North Carolina Supreme Court Rule Implementing Statewide Mediated Settlement Conferences in Superior Court Civil Actions.  Attorneys who pass this course will receive a certificate of successful completion of the mediation training required by Rule 8A of the North Carolina Supreme Court Rules Implementing Statewide Mediated Settlement Conferences and Other Settlement Procedures in Superior Court Civil Actions.

The North Carolina State Bar Continuing Legal Education (CLE) has approved the 40-hour Superior Court meditation training for 37.25 hours of CLE credit.  3.00 hours will be available to satisfy the professional responsibility/ethics requirement, and 34.25 hours will be available to satisfy the general requirement.  No credit will fulfill the substance abuse/mental health awareness requirement.

To reserve a seat, contact Ellen R. Gelbin: 336-945-0214 (Office); 336-945-0217 (Fax); 336-462-1803 (Mobile) or ellengelbin@ellengelbin.com.