Original Program: Making Family Law Great Again: 2018 Essentials of Family Law, November 1-2, 2018
Every lawyer should be familiar with the principle of “zealous advocacy.”
The Revised Rules of Professional Conduct of the North Carolina State Bar (the “Rules”) require attorneys to zealously advocate on behalf of their clients. However, what constitutes zealous and effective advocacy for one client may not be the same for another client, particularly in family law cases where the parties are commonly required to have contact with each other long after the case has ended.
More and more attorneys (and courts) are turning to alternative dispute resolution as a means of achieving a satisfactory and efficient outcome.
- State requirements for custody and property claims
- Mediation (custody versus private)
- Arbitration and the Family Law Arbitration Act
- Use of a referee
- Collaborative practice
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