Dispute Resolution Commission
Supreme Court Adopts Rule Amendments
The amendments to the arbitration and mediation rules are effective on October 1, 2021.
Find a Mediator
- Find the Guide to Selecting a Mediator
- Locate a DRC Certified Mediator for the following case types:
- Mediated Settlement Conferences in Superior Court
- Family Financial Settlement Conferences in District Court
- Clerk Programs through the Clerk of Superior Court
- Public Sanctions Issued
Mediator Certification Renewal
Mediator Certification Renewal Fiscal Year 2022-2023Renewal Period: July 1, 2022 - September 30, 2022
- Renew your mediator certification(s)
- Update your Mediator Profile (Your profile can be updated anytime during the year.)
- NCDRC Renewal Frequently Asked Questions
- NCDRC Online Safety Awareness
Click the DRC logo to access your mediator information.
Remote Mediation Tips
Webinars and Articles on Distance Mediation and Techniques – 5/4/2020
Please note, the DRC does not promote or endorse any video conference platforms for mediator use during this time. The DRC remains concerned with the protection of confidential information and encourages mediators to proceed cautiously when using third party technologies to share private or confidential information. The resources are provided by mediators, for mediators, and have not been verified for accuracy by the DRC.
Mediator's Toolbox - find the forms and documents mediators most often request and need.
File a Complaint Against a Mediator
Find out how to file a complaint against a mediator.
The Commission certifies mediators serving four court-based mediation programs.
Log in to your mediator account.
Other Mediation Resources
Other Mediation and other forms of dispute resolution operate both within and without the courts.
Certified Mediator Training Programs
The Dispute Resolution Commission certifies mediation training programs.
DRC Advisory Opinions and Policy
To provide guidance to mediators.
Contact the Dispute Resolution Commission
Contact us for general questions about the Dispute Resolution Commission and our court-based programs.
Find a Mediator
When two parties can’t come to an agreement on a particular conflict, a mediator can help provide assistance.
Explore the Mediated Settlement Conference, Family Financial Settlement, Clerk Mediation, District Criminal Court Mediation, and Pre-litigation Farm Nuisance programs.
Information for Parties Without Attorneys
Resources for pro se parties attending a mediated settlement conference.
The North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission was established in October of 1995, pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7A-38.2. The Commission is charged primarily with certifying and regulating private mediators who serve the courts of this State. The Commission also recommends policy, rules, and rule revisions relating to dispute resolution in North Carolina's courts; provides support to court-based mediation programs; certifies mediation training programs; serves as a clearinghouse for information about court-based mediation programs; assists other State agencies interested in or providing dispute resolution services to their constituencies; publishes a newsletter, and maintains this website.
Staff and Members
Dispute Resolution Commission Staff
See the staff of the Dispute Resolution Commission.
Dispute Resolution Commission Members
See the members of the Dispute Resolution Commission.
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All Things Judicial Highlights the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission
Telephone(919) 890-1415Fax(919) 890-1935EmailDRCMediators@nccourts.org
Mailing addressN.C. Dispute Resolution Commission
PO Box 2448
Raleigh, NC 27602