This rule outlines specific procedures for conducting early neutral evaluation. The rule states that ENE should be held at an early stage of the case, before the expiration of the discovery period. The rule provides timelines for the pre-conference submission of documents, as well as for submitting replies. Finally, the rule discusses evaluator authority and duties, including the opening statement and reports to the parties and to the court.
North Carolina Rules Implementing Statewide Mediated Settlement Conferences in Superior Court Civil Actions: Rule 11 - Rules for Neutral EvaluationSupreme Court of North Carolina. Apr. 1, 2014