Entries by DisputeResolution

Message from the Chair

By Bonnie Weyher I am honored to serve as Chair of our Section for the 2019-2020 year. Our other officers this year are Kate Deiter-Maradei, Vice President; Sarah Kromer, Secretary; and Jim Cooley, Treasurer. Like other Sections, our work is largely done through committees.  I want to thank all those who have agreed to be […]

Nominations Committee

By Ann Anderson In December 2019 and January 2020, the Dispute Resolution Nominating Committee will be seeking nominations for 8 new Council Members and a recipient of the 2020 Peace Award. An email will be sent soliciting nominations. In the meantime please be thinking about whether you would be willing to serve or would like to […]

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Collaborative Training In Asheville June 19-20

The NCBA has offered six basic training courses in Collaborative Law Practice in the past, and is offering the next one June 19-20  in Asheville. Click here to view the brochure with all the details and to register. Collaborative Practice Training Wednesday-Thursday, June 19-20, 2019 Renaissance Asheville Hotel This 14-hour training is for any lawyer […]

Spotlight on Salim Uqdah

DR Spotlight is a Q&A series that focuses on Dispute Resolution Section members. Salim Uqdah is a paralegal-mediator and the owner and director of Mediation for Uroboros Mediations, LLC in Charlotte. His work includes handling domestic, civil, criminal, special proceedings, and estates cases.

Hats, Bracketology and PSAP

By Nancy Norelli The Dispute Resolution Section CLE and Annual Meeting, held in the midst of March Madness, was a big success. Donna Savage and her team put together an outstanding program. All the speakers presented interesting ideas and gave the attendees the value of their decades of conflict resolution experience. You can still view […]

Dispute Resolution Commission Quarterly Meeting

The North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission (NCDRC) held its quarterly meeting on March 1, 2019, at the Washington Duke Inn in Durham.  The meeting, led by the Commission’s chair, the Honorable William A. Webb, was extremely productive as well as informative.  Each of the NCDRC’s numerous committees reported on work completed this past quarter including, […]

Spotlight on Kate Deiter-Maradei

DR Spotlight is a Q&A series that focuses on Dispute Resolution Section members. Kate Deiter-Maradei is a mediator in Raleigh at Deiter Mediation. Kate has been mediating full time for almost six years after practicing as a litigation attorney for 10 years with Teague Campbell. She has been on the NCBA Dispute Resolution Section Council […]

Running Blind in Multi-Party Mediations

By John Ong Running blind in a multiparty mediation may seem, at first glance, to be dangerous.  In reality, negotiating without knowing the amount that co-defendants are offering, i.e. being “blind” is a frequently used tactic in larger construction cases as it expedites the process of negotiations.  By purposefully choosing not to be informed about […]

Spotlight on Will Oden

DR Spotlight is a Q&A series that focuses on Dispute Resolution Section members. Will Oden lives in Wilmington, North Carolina, and has practiced with Ward and Smith, P.A. in the areas of employment law and workers’ compensation since 2004, when he graduated from law school.  He also serves as a mediator in employment and workers’ […]