The Commission has adopted a number of policies intended to clarify FFS certification requirements. These policies, which may be accessed from the left-hand menu, address a variety of issues such as Provisional Pre-training Approvals for applicants seeking assurances that they meet threshold criteria for certification, information about waiving the 12-hour basics of NC family law course, information on accessing the 12-hour basics of family law course, and information on outdated or out-of-state training, lapsed and inactive status, fee waivers, and mediator advertising.
Guidelines for Interpreting MSC 8(a)(2)(a)(2) and FFS Rule 8(a)(2)b (Out-of-state attorney applicants)
Pursuant to MSC 8(a)(2)(a)(2) and FFS Rule 8(a)(2)b attorney applicants who are not licensed in North Carolina and who have five (5) years experience practicing law may read the below documents in order to demonstrate familiarity with N.C. Court Structure and Legal Terminology and Civil Procedure.
Applicant must forward a letter with their application stating that they have read and studied these materials.
DRC Guidelines for Issuing Provisional Pre-Training Approvals.
Commission Policy on Interpreting and Implementing Family Financial Settlement Rule 8(a)(1)(a-c).
DRC Dated and Out-of-State Training Policy
DRC Policy on waiver and reduction of fees and insufficient funds checks
DRC Policy on Lapsed Status and Reinstatement
DRC Inactive Status Policy
Dispute Resolution Commission (DRC) Guidelines and Requirements for Observer Conduct and for Applicants Fulfilling Observation Requirements.
Dispute Resolution Commission Advertising Policy.
DRC Guidelines for Interpreting Family Financial Settlement Rule 8(a)(1).