04 Nov 2009

By J. Anderson Little A Presentation for NC Academy of Trial Lawyers in January, 2000  My job today is to set the stage for the theme of this program, “Making Negotiations Work”.  With that goal in mind I will speak to you about two subjects.  The first has to do with the process of settlement as we now find it in the courts of North Carolina; and the second has to do with negotiating s...

10 Jun 2009

Mediated Settlement Conferences: Solving Problems for Trial Lawyers, J. Anderson Little Confessions of a Lawyer-Mediator, J. Anderson Little Mediation: A New Way of Working, Thorns Craven Mediated Settlement Conferences in North Carolina, J. Anderson Little The Multi-Door Courthouse Has Finally Arrived: New Settlement Procedures are Now Available in Superior Court, J. Anderson Little...

30 May 2009

Making Money Talk, J. Anderson Little The Mediation Process, Christopher W. Moore The Promise of Mediation, Robert A.B. Bush & Joseph Folger When Talk Works: Profile of Mediators, Deborah M. Kolb and Associates Getting to Yes: Negotiating Agreement Without Giving In, Roger Fisher & William Ury Getting Past No: Negotiating With Difficult People, William Ury Getting Ready to ...

30 May 2009

Dispute Resolution Commission - http://www.ncdrc.org Association for Conflict Resolution - http://www.acrnet.org American College of Civil Trial Mediators - http://www.acctm.org North Carolina Association of Professional Family Mediators - http://www.familymediators.org North Carolina Mediators.Org NC Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section - http://www.disputeresolution.ncba...

30 May 2009

By J. Anderson Little In 1983, a Task Force on Dispute Resolution was created by North Carolina Bar Association President Charles L. Fulton of Raleigh. The Task Force "set out to explore and propose new and promising alternative methods of dispute resolution. The fundamental goal of the Task Force [was] to enhance the quality and reach of the practice of conflict resolution for the peop...

30 May 2009

By J. Anderson Little Ladies and gentlemen, I have been asked to introduce to you the Rules and Statutes governing Mediated Settlement Conferences in North Carolina. There are new developments in our civil procedure which may become common place in the near future and represent significant changes in the way we lawyers go about settling law suits. I am confident that these changes are ...

30 May 2009

By Thorns Craven Mediation and mediators are featured in the news almost daily. Mediators are dispatched to the Middle East and other trouble spots around the world to assist battling nations. Mediators are called in to help negotiate labor disputes between management and labor. Mediators are even being used in schools to assist students in working out personal differences. Most of us a...

30 May 2009

By J. Anderson Little Once upon a time---before the advent of mediated settlement conferences---I was a trial lawyer. Not a great one mind you, but busy nevertheless. For seventeen years, I handled all kinds of trials: commercial, property, construction, personal injury, equitable distribution, child custody and support, and criminal. For all the stress and exigencies of trial work, it ...