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Live Pinehurst | Pinehurst Resort

Friday, March 16, 2018

Thursday Reception: 5:30-6:30p
Friday Registration: 8:15a
Program: 8:55a-4:30p

Also Available via Video Replay

Click on the "In Depth" tab for tuition, location, hotel, video replay and speaker information.

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

Special thanks to LawPay for sponsoring the program beverages at Pinehurst. 

Product Information
Product Date:
March 16, 2018
  • Thursday 5:30-6:30p | Early Arrivals Reception | The Carolina Hotel, North Room
  • Friday 8:15a | Registration and Continental Breakfast (included at the Live program only)
  • 8:55 | Welcome and Introductions
  • 9:00 | Substance Versus Process Panel (Ethics)| Morgan and Trehy
  • 9:45 | Special Aspects of Workers’ Compensation Mediation | Clare and Farah
  • 10:30 | Break
  • 10:45 | Negotiation Workshop | Springfield
  • 11:45 | Networking Lunch (included at Live program only)
  • 11:45 | 2018 Dispute Resolution Section Annual Meeting | LeAnn Nease Brown, Brown & Bunch PLLC, Chapel Hill, 2017-2018 Section Chair, presiding
  • 12:45p | Implicit Bias and Cultural Issues in the Dispute Resolution Setting | Reese | Speaker sponsored by Beason & Ellis Conflict Resolution LLC, Henson Fuerst PA and Lawyers Mutual Liability Insurance Company of NC
  • 2:15 | Break
  • 2:30 | CME/ Ethics Family Feud Game* | Bell, Trehy, Weaver and Weyher
  • 4:30 | Adjourn
Communication Skills (2018 Dispute Resolution Section Annual Meeting)

Registration Tuition Options:  


Early Bird
Save $70 by registering early!
 early bird expires 
March 9

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

LIVE PINEHURST Program Location and Hotel Accommodations:

Program Location
Pinehurst Resort 
| 80 Carolina Vista Drive, Pinehurst, NC 28374 Directions | 855.235.8507  

Hotel Accommodations


The Carolina Hotel

| $153 single/double

| Click here or call 800.487.4653 | Group Code: NC Bar Association

Hotel Cutoff Date | Friday, February 16, 2018

Alternative Hotel: 

SpringHill Suites Pinehurst Southern Pines | 10024 US Highway 15/501, Pinehurst, NC 28374 Directions | 910.695.0234

Rates | $107 plus tax one bedroom suite/two queens | $112 plus tax one bedroon suite/one king

Reservations Click here or call 910.695.0234 | Group Code: NC Bar Association

Hotel Cutoff Date | Thursday, February 22, 2018

Video Replay Locations: 

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.

Save $70 on a video replay program by registering early!

Cary | NC Bar Center | Wednesday, May 30, 2018
8000 Weston Parkway Directions | 800.228.3402 | Dorsett Auditorium
Registration: 8:45a | Program: 9:00a-4:30p
#711BAR | Early Bird May 23

Charlotte | Hampton Inn & Suites Charlotte SouthPark at Phillips Place | Friday, May 11, 2018
6700 Phillips Place Court Directions | 704.319.5700 | Conference Room
Registration: 8:45a | Program: 9:00a-4:30p
#711CHA | Early Bird May 4

Winston-Salem | Fairfield Inn & Suites Winston-Salem Hanes Mall | Friday, May 4, 2018

1680 Westbrook Plaza Drive Directions | 336.714.3000 | Room 153 A&B
Registration: 8:45a | Program: 9:00a-4:30p
#711WIN | Early Bird April 27



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 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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Paralegal Division Member: $315.00
Dispute Resolution Section Member: $445.00
NCBA Member: $465.00
Non-Member Price: $535.00
CARY VIDEO REPLAY Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | #711BAR
Paralegal Division Member: $315.00
Dispute Resolution Section Member: $445.00
NCBA Member: $465.00
Non-Member Price: $535.00
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Paralegal Division Member: $315.00
Dispute Resolution Section Member: $445.00
NCBA Member: $465.00
Non-Member Price: $535.00
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Paralegal Division Member: $315.00
Dispute Resolution Section Member: $445.00
NCBA Member: $465.00
Non-Member Price: $535.00