The Commission has adopted a number of policies intended to clarify MSC 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Approvals for applicants seeking assurances that they meet threshold criteria for certification, submissions of outdated or out-of-state training, and provide information on lapsed and inactive status, fee waivers, and mediator advertising.
Guidelines for Interpreting MSC Rule 8(a)(2)(a)(2) and FFS Rule 8(a)(2)(b)1 (Out-of-state attorney applicants)
Pursuant to MSC Rule 8(a)(2)(a)(2) and FFS Rule 8(a)(2)(b)1 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.
Clarify requirements established by Mediated Settlement Conference Rule 8(a)(2)(b)(3)
DRC Dated and Out-of-State Training Policy
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.
DRC Policy on waiver and reduction of fees and insufficient funds checks
Dispute Resolution Commission Advertising Policy.