Event Date: 04/28/2017   Event Time: 12:00 PM

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Now You Know: CLE/CME for DRC Certified Mediators 2 hours credit that may apply as both Continuing Mediator Education and Continuing Legal Education* *CLE approval pending Starting with the 2017-2018 fiscal year, every active MSC and FFM mediator certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission (DRC) must annually complete 2 hours of continuing mediator education (CME) certified by the DRC. Complete your 2 hours at an in-person seminar in Asheville on Friday, April 28th in plenty of time for 2017-2018 renewal.  Review the DRC rules here. Registration opens at 11:30am. Light snacks, coffee, and water are included.  Add a boxed lunch to your registration for $10.  Pre-ordered lunches will be provided when you arrive. The seminar will address a range of issues relating to the various rules, statutes and case law relating to mediation of cases pending in North Carolina state and federal courts. Also included will be descriptions of the applicable requirements set forth in the Dispute Resolutions Commission's advisory opinions and standards of conduct for DRC certified mediators. Topics will include: persons who may and/or must attend court-ordered mediations, scheduling mediation in compliance with applicable court orders and rules, including special circumstances such as pendency of interlocutory appeals and the commencement of bankruptcy proceedings, requirements for written settlement agreements at mediation, issues regarding the enforceability of mediated settlement agreements, dealing with litigants who do not speak English, issues concerning mediation with indigent parties, and the confidentiality parameters involved in mediated settlement conferences. Presenters Sharon Tracey Barrett is a retired Superior Court Judge and a former Buncombe County District Court Judge. She currently serves as an Associate Judge and Justice for the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indians and as an Emergency Superior Court Judge. She received her J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center in 1986. She practiced law in Asheville with the firm of Patla, Straus, Robinson & Moore for nineteen years. She serves as President of the Board of Directors of The Mediation Center. Through a practice called Barrett Resolutions, Sharon currently works as a mediator and arbitrator. Frank Goldsmith is a trial lawyer and mediator who lives in Buncombe County and maintains a law office in Marion.  He received his Juris Doctor degree with honors from UNC-Chapel Hill. Frank was certified as a mediator in 1996 and has mediated many state and federal cases in the past 21 years. He is a member of the North Carolina Chapter of the National Academy of Distinguished Neutrals and has been listed in “Best Lawyers in America,” “Super Lawyers,” and “North Carolina Legal Elite” in the fields of alternate dispute resolution and employment law.  Currently, he serves on the boards of the North Carolina Justice Center, Carolina Public Press, and the ACLU of Western North Carolina.   All registration fees from the program benefit the Mediation Center.   Thank you to Lenoir Rhyne for hosting this seminar.  

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36 Montford Avenue , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 04/29/2017   Event Time: 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

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The Asheville chapter of the national Indivisible movement is holding a rally and march to the call attention to the perils of ignoring climate change and to steps that ordinary citizens can take to hold their members of Congress accountable. Across the nation, there are over 280 sister marches on the same day as the People’s Climate March in Washington DC. The Asheville People’s Climate Rally will kick off at 10 AM with a Native American Healing Ceremony, followed by short speeches from local elected officials and environmental leaders. It will be followed by sidewalk marching through the downtown area ending at 12:30 at THE BLOCK.

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Pack Square , Asheville, NC 28801
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Event Date: 05/11/2017   Event Time: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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The Political Science Department at UNC-A and two local groups concerned with issues of justice and peace in the region, will be sponsoring the screening of two recently made documentaries about the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. Both films have received critical acclaim. A Skyped in discussion with the director and producer will follow the screening of "Disturbing the Peace" and a panel discussion will follow the showing of "The Occupation of the American Mind." which will be shown at the same time, 7pm, on Thursday, May 18th. There is no charge. Donations to cover costs grateful accepted. For more information, 828-423-2087.

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, Asheville, NC 28801
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