The Court of Appeals has new COVID-19 procedures for its voluntary appellate mediation program. The full document is here, but highlights include:
- For mediation deadlines that fall between March 27 and April 30, parties have an additional 60 days to request appellate mediation.
- Consent to appellate mediation forms may now be submitted electronically or emailed.
- 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.