The Court of Appeals has new COVID-19 procedures for its voluntary appellate mediation program.  The full document is here, but highlights include:

  1. For mediation deadlines that fall between March 27 and April 30, parties have an additional 60 days to request appellate mediation.
  2. Consent to appellate mediation forms may now be submitted electronically or emailed.
  3. Appellate mediations by Court of Appeals judges are on hold until at least May 1—or longer if Governor Cooper extends his stay-at-home order.
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The Scherer household recently added a new baby, and while I have been gushing about how wonderful he is, the Court of Appeals has been displaying similar affection for its appellate mediation program.  In the May 2015 edition of the North Carolina Lawyer, the North Carolina Court of Appeals practically shouted from the rooftop how great its civil appellate mediation program is.… Continue Reading