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You should take the opportunity that is given to you to designate your mediator. To designate your mediator, you must do two things. First, within 21 days of the Court’s Order, you must file a Designation of Mediator on form AOC-CV-812 (the “Designation Form”). That form is found here. Second, you must send the Designation Form to the proper person at the Courthouse where your lawsuit is pending. It may be a mistake to send the Designation Form to the Clerk of Court! Information set forth below can help you determine where the Designation Form must be sent.

If you do not timely designate a mediator on the form, or if you fail to send the Designation Form to the proper person, the Court will select your mediator for you. (If the Court appointed a mediator for you, you can substitute a mediator of your choice by following the local rules that govern substitutions.)

No. Per a 2018 Advisory Opinion by the NC Dispute Resolution Commission, mediators are not allowed to prepare the Designation of Mediator form, even with the consent of the parties.

Any party may file the Designation Form.

If your lawsuit is pending in Alleghany,
If your lawsuit is pending in Anson,
If your lawsuit is pending in Ashe,
If your lawsuit is pending in Buncombe,
If your lawsuit is pending in Burke,
If your lawsuit is pending in Caldwell,
If your lawsuit is pending in Catawba,
If your lawsuit is pending in Cabarrus,
If your lawsuit is pending in Cleveland,
If your lawsuit is pending in Gaston,
If your lawsuit is pending in Iredell,
If your lawsuit is pending in Lincoln,
If your lawsuit is pending in Mecklenburg,
If your lawsuit is pending in Montgomery,
If your lawsuit is pending in Richmond,
If your lawsuit is pending in Rowan,
If your lawsuit is pending in Stanley,
If your lawsuit is pending in Scotland,
If your lawsuit is pending in Union,
If your lawsuit is pending in Wilkes,
If your lawsuit is pending in Yadkin ,

If your lawsuit is pending in a county not listed above, check the local rules for that county, and as a double check call the Clerk of Court in that county, to confirm exactly where and how the Designation Form must be sent. You can also call me, and I will help you determine where to send the form.

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For cases in Alleghany counties, the Designation Form must be mailed to:

Rebekah Bray, Trial Court Coordinator
500 Courthouse Drive, Suite 2064
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Note: The above-mentioned Wilkesboro address applies whether the case is pending in Alleghany, Ashe, Wilkes, or Yadkin

In addition to mailing the form via USPS, I suggest that you email the Designation Form to her, as well. As of May 2023, Ms. Bray’s contact information was:


336-651-4485

For cases in Anson County, the Designation Form must be mailed to:

Tania Shaw, Court Manager II
P.O. Box 339
Rockingham, NC 28380

In addition to mailing the form via USPS, I suggest that you email the Designation Form to her, as well. As of March 2023, Ms. Shaw’s contact information was:


910-419-7682

For cases in Ashe counties, the Designation Form must be mailed to:

Rebekah Bray, Trial Court Coordinator
500 Courthouse Drive, Suite 2064
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Note: The above-mentioned Wilkesboro address applies whether the case is pending in Alleghany, Ashe, Wilkes, or Yadkin

In addition to mailing the form via USPS, I suggest that you email the Designation Form to her, as well. As of May 2023, Ms. Bray’s contact information was:


336-651-4485

As of May 2023, Designation of Mediator Forms for Civil Superior Court cases pending in Buncombe County should be mailed to:

Cindy Crawford, Court Manager II
Office of the Superior Court Judges
60 Court Plaza
Asheville, NC 28801

In addition to mailing the form to Ms. Crawford via USPS, you should email the Designation Form to her at this email address:  

If you have questions, call Ms. Crawford at 828-259-6473

For cases in Burke County, the Designation Form must be mailed to:

Trial Court Coordinator
P.O. Box 796
Morganton, NC 28680

In addition to mailing the form via USPS, I suggest that you email the Designation Form to the Trial Court Coordinator, as well. As of April 2021, the Burke County and Caldwell County TCC was:

Justina Tate
828-433-3216

For cases in Caldwell County, the Designation Form must be mailed to:

Trial Court Coordinator
P.O. Box 796
Morganton, NC 28680

In addition to mailing the form via USPS, I suggest that you email the Designation Form to the Trial Court Coordinator, as well. As of April 2021, the Burke County and Caldwell County TCC was:

Justina Tate
828-433-3216

For cases in Catawba County, the Designation Form must be mailed to:

Trial Court Administrator
100 Government Drive, Dept. M
Newton, NC 28658

In addition to mailing the form via USPS, I suggest that you email the Designation Form to the Catawba TCA, as well. Please contact the TCA to confirm exactly where and how the form should be sent. As of October 1, 2020, the Catawba TCA was:

Judy H. Sherrill
828-695-6116

As of October 2023, Designation of Mediator Forms for Civil Superior Court cases pending in Cabarrus County must be mailed to:

Ms. Julie Via
Court Assistant
PO Box 70
Concord, NC   28026 – 0070

In addition to mailing the form to Julie Via by USPS, you should email the Designation Form to her, as well. Ms. Via’s email address is: 

If you have questions, call Ms. Via at 704-262-5516

As of June 2023, Designation of Mediator Forms for Civil Superior Court cases pending in Cleveland County should be mailed to:

Ms. Kim Mann
Trial Court Coordinator
Cleveland County Courthouse
100 Justice Place
Shelby, NC  28150

In addition to mailing the form to Ms. Mann via USPS, you should email the Designation Form to her at this email address:

If you have questions, call Ms. Mann at 704-476-7816

Designation of Mediator Forms for Civil Superior Court cases pending in Gaston County should be mailed to:

Morgan J. Smith, Trial Court Coordinator
325 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Suite 4135
Gastonia, NC 28052

In addition to mailing the form to Mr. Smith via USPS, you should email the Designation Form to him at this email address:  

If you have questions, call Mr. Smith at 704-852-3170

For cases in Iredell County, the Designation Form must be mailed to:

Trial Court Administrator
226 Stockton St.
Statesville, NC
28677

In addition to mailing the form via USPS, I suggest that you email the Designation Form to the Iredell TCA, as well. Please contact the TCA to confirm exactly where and how the form should be sent. As of October 1, 2020, the Iredell TCA was:

Tueresa Hayden
(704) 832-6618

As of June 2023, Designation of Mediator Forms for Civil Superior Court cases pending in Lincoln County should be mailed to:

Jennifer Stafford

Trial Court Coordinator
Lincoln County Courthouse
PO Box 8
Lincolnton, NC 28093

In addition to mailing the form to Jennifer Stafford via USPS, you should email the Designation Form to her at this email address:  

If you have questions, call Ms. Stafford at 704-742-7909

As of July 2022, the Designation of Mediator Form for Civil Superior Court cases pending in Mecklenburg County must be mailed to:

Mike Chaney
Mediation Coordinator
832 E. 4th St., Suite 3420
Charlotte, NC 28202

In addition to mailing the form to Mike Chaney via USPS, you should email the Designation Form to him, as well, at this email address:

If you have questions, call Mr. Chaney at 704-686-0191

As of May 2023, Designation of Mediator Forms for Civil Superior Court cases pending in Montgomery must be mailed to:

Stephanie Hinson
Court Manger I
P.O. Box 698
Albemarle, NC 28002

In addition to mailing the form to Ms. Hinson via USPS, you should email the Designation Form to her as well, at this email address:

If you have questions, call Ms. Hinson at 704-986-7095

For cases in Richmond County, the Designation Form must be mailed to:

Tania Shaw, Court Manager II
P.O. Box 339
Rockingham, NC 28380

In addition to mailing the form via USPS, I suggest that you email the Designation Form to her, as well. As of March 2023, Ms. Shaw’s contact information was:


910-419-7682

Designation of Mediator Forms for Civil Superior Court cases pending in Rowan County must be mailed to:

Cindy Lefler, Trial Court Coordinator
232 N. Main Street
Suite 222
Salisbury, NC 28144

In addition to mailing the form to Ms. Lefler by USPS, you should email the Designation Form to her, as well. Ms. Lefler’s email address is: 

If you have questions, call Ms. Lefler at 704-797-3013

As of May 2023, Designation of Mediator Forms for Civil Superior Court cases pending in Stanly County must be mailed to:

Stephanie Hinson
Court Manger I
P.O. Box 698
Albemarle, NC 28002

In addition to mailing the form to Ms. Hinson via USPS, you should email the Designation Form to her as well, at this email address:

If you have questions, call Ms. Hinson at 704-986-7095

For cases in Scotland County, the Designation Form must be mailed to:

Tania Shaw, Court Manager II
P.O. Box 339
Rockingham, NC 28380

In addition to mailing the form via USPS, I suggest that you email the Designation Form to her, as well. As of March 2023, Ms. Shaw’s contact information was:


910-419-7682

For cases in Union County, the Designation Form must be mailed to:

Trial Court Coordinator
P.O. Drawer 829
Monroe, NC 28111-0829

In addition to mailing the form via USPS, I suggest that you email the Designation Form to the Union TCC, as well. Please contact the TCC to confirm exactly where and how the form should be sent. As of October 1, 2020, the Union TCC was:

Jessica L. Mangum
704-698-3210

For cases in Wilkes counties, the Designation Form must be mailed to:

Rebekah Bray, Trial Court Coordinator
500 Courthouse Drive, Suite 2064
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Note: The above-mentioned Wilkesboro address applies whether the case is pending in Alleghany, Ashe, Wilkes, or Yadkin

In addition to mailing the form via USPS, I suggest that you email the Designation Form to her, as well. As of May 2023, Ms. Bray’s contact information was:


336-651-4485

For cases in Yadkin counties, the Designation Form must be mailed to:

Rebekah Bray, Trial Court Coordinator
500 Courthouse Drive, Suite 2064
Wilkesboro, NC 28697

Note: The above-mentioned Wilkesboro address applies whether the case is pending in Alleghany, Ashe, Wilkes, or Yadkin

In addition to mailing the form via USPS, I suggest that you email the Designation Form to her, as well. As of May 2023, Ms. Bray’s contact information was:


336-651-4485

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