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About NC Academy of Superior Court Mediators
The NC Academy is the local chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (NADN), a professional association whose membership consists of attorneys distinguished by their hands-on experience in the field of civil & commercial conflict resolution and by their commitment to the practice of alternative dispute resolution. 

With over 900 members throughout the United States, the NADN is the largest free public roster of experienced ADR attorneys online. Membership is by invitation only and limited to neutrals who have proven experience in the resolution of commercial & civil disputes. All members have been recognized for their accomplishments through a peer-nomination and client review process.

For more about NADN, please watch our "Introduction to NADN" YouTube video below...

About this Chapter Website
There is clear demand from attorneys, corporate counsel, adjusters and parties to know more specific information about a given neutral: their practice experience, qualifications, language skills, dispute areas in which they have previously mediated, and so on. This website allows the visitor to find the state's most experienced ADR professionals quickly and easily. There is also the common difficulty of settling upon a mutually agreed date for a mediation or arbitration - this website serves as a daily scheduling aid to attorneys and staff.

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Membership in the NC Chapter is by invitation only. Membership is limited to established mediators and arbitrators, each of whom is confirmed to have met our nomination and experience requirements, and to have established a solid reputation in their respective field.

Formal Criteria:

design element 2 Academy members are required to sponsor/second an attorney for consideration. 
design element Only NC Superior Court Mediators of 5+ years good standing are considered eligible 
(waivers will be considered for retired judges and/or fulltime arbitrators)
design element All Members are professional neutrals in civil/commercial mediation or arbitration practice for a minimum of 5 years, with a minimum of 30% of their professional efforts dedicated to civil/commercial ADR practice. All members must receive remuneration for their ADR practice at least 75 days annually.
design element Members identified as MEDIATORS must have privately mediated a minimum of 200 civil disputes, excluding pro bono and family law cases.
design element Members identified as ARBITRATORS must have arbitrated to final award a minimum of 20 civil cases.  Exceptions may be made in the case of former judges, where time on the bench & published decisions can be considered towards these totals.
design element 8 attorney client references required on application (attorneys for whom neutral has mediated/arbitrated  civil-trial disputes in the preceding 60-90 days. Each will be contacted and questioned as to nominee's approach, effectiveness, professionalism and reputation within the firm.

All nominees must provide attorney references (as described above) before being considered for the NC Academy. The final decision to approve/decline membership rests with the Academy's Exec. Director. 

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Executive Committee 2017-2019
The NC Committee is an appointed group of senior mediators who have been instrumental in helping to identify, and nominate, those mediators of repute across the state. The committee has also provided guidance in matters relating to the business of our National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals association, attending annual meetings when available and assisting in matters relating to the advertising/promotion of the roster to the wider litigation community. We are grateful to the following NC Committee Members for their guidance and oversight:

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Membership Dues : $70 per month
(Preferred method of payment is monthly charge to members' credit card, else annual card payment of $840)


In June 2013, NADN was confirmed as a partner to both the national defense bar ( and the plaintiffs bar ( All NADN member profiles are now promoted to the more than 40,000 members of these legal associations. 



View Complete NC Member Roster  ::  Legal Notice  ::  The North Carolina Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals (

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