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Available via Video Replay

Original Program Date: March 16, 2018

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This program focuses on the importance of communication in dispute resolution.

Necessary building blocks to successful communication include active listening skills, presentation skills, and an ability to discern and master a mutual language of understanding.

In addition, mediators in particular are tasked with the delicate task of assisting parties in ascertaining and achieving their own goals, while avoiding imposing their own opinions on the parties.

  • The program addresses communication through different lenses:
  • Substance versus process knowledge preference in selecting a dispute resolver
  • Unique practice setting: worker’s compensation mediation
  • Facilitating the negotiation process more effectively by improving communication and understanding
  • Implicit bias and cultural issues

In addition, the program provides two hours of mandatory Certified Mediator Education (CME) and two and a half hours of Ethics/Professional Responsibility credit, exploring the rules and ethical constraints regulating dispute resolution practice in North Carolina via a game show motif.

Planned by the NCBA Dispute Resolution Section

Product Information
Product Date:
March 16, 2018
  • Substance Versus Process Panel (Ethics) | Morgan and Trehy
  • Special Aspects of Workers’ Compensation Mediation | Clare and Farah
  • Negotiation Workshop | Springfield
  • Implicit Bias and Cultural Issues in the Dispute Resolution Setting | Reese
  • CME/ Ethics Family Feud Game | Bell, Trehy, Weaver and Weyher
Communication Skills (2018 Dispute Resolution Section Annual Meeting)

Registration Tuition Options:  


Early Bird
Save $70 by registering early!

Early Bird and Membership discounts will automatically be applied at checkout.
NCBA Dispute Resolution Section Member $375 $445
NCBA Member $395 $465
NCBA Paralegal Division Member $245 $315
Non-Member $465 $535
CLE Passport 6 tokens 
Full-time LANC Attorney (NCBA Member) $245
1st Year Licensed in NC (NCBA Member) $99
 The following categories do not include MCLE fees:
Law Student Division Member $25
Paralegal Division Student Member $25
NC Industrial Commission Commissioner / Deputy Commissioner (NCBA Member) Please call the NCBA CLE Department to register for these categories: 800.228.3402 $75
Judge (NCBA Member) $75
Law Professor (NCBA Member) $75
Clerk of Court (NCBA Member) $75

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NC State Bar rules require a minimum number of pre-registered active State Bar members. 
The NCBA reserves the right to cancel any video program prior to the program date if registrations do not meet the NC State Bar requirement.

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Speaker Information
Asa Lee Bell Jr   [ view bio ]
Jacqueline R Clare   [ view bio ]
N Victor Farah   [ view bio ]
Anne Duvoisin Fisher   [ view bio ]
J Griffin 'Griff' Morgan   [ view bio ]
Benjamin D Reese Jr, PsyD  [ view bio ]
Mark A Springfield   [ view bio ]
Rene S Trehy   [ view bio ]
Reagan H Weaver   [ view bio ]
Barbara B 'Bonnie' Weyher   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
NC State Bar
Mandatory Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) and Certified Paralegal Education (CPE) (Total): 6.00
General: 3.50
Ethics/Professional Responsibility: 2.50
North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission
Certified Mediator Education (CME): 2.00
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