The North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission was established in October of 1995, pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. § 7A-38.2. The Commission is charged primarily with certifying and regulating private mediators who serve the courts of this State. The Commission also recommends policy, rules, and rule revisions relating to dispute resolution in North Carolina’s courts; provides support to court-based mediation programs; certifies mediation training programs; serves as a clearinghouse for information about court-based mediation programs; assists other State agencies interested in or providing dispute resolution services to their constituencies and publishes a newsletter.
Ketan has been mediating since 2011 in Superior and District Courts which primarily involve family law matters. He uses the 20 years of divorce litigation and his experience resolving cases to assist spouses who wish to avoid the court system. The use of mediation as an alternative to litigation has become increasingly popular as the costs of divorce skyrocket across the state. This process provides couples with an option to have a greater say in the ultimate result of their own case.
As the governing body for court-ordered mediation in North Carolina, Ketan will have an opportunity to shape the future of mediation and dispute resolution with other colleagues across the state. Congratulations!