During 2014, CDSS had the honor of training some talented professionals from Belarus who came to the United States to learn how to mediate.
Frank C. Laney has served as Circuit Mediator for the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit for over 15 years, mediating in excess of 3000 cases.
He is also an adjunct professor at Campbell Schools of Law, an ex-officio member of the NC Dispute Resolution Commission and is Chair of the ADR Committee of the NC State Judicial Council. He is the former Mediation Coordinator for the NC Industrial Commission, a former partner in Mediation Inc. and for three years in the early 1990's limited his private practice in Raleigh to mediation.
Frank has been a member of the NC Bar Association Dispute Resolution Committee/Section since its inception, and is a past Section Chair. He chaired the joint Section-Commission committee responsible for the 2012 updating and rewriting of Alternative Dispute Resolution in North Carolina, A New Civil Procedure, serving as an author and co-editor of the book.
In 2004, the Section presented him with the Peace Award. He was a consultant with the NC Bar Association's Mediated Settlement Conference and District Court Arbitration Pilot Programs. He co-chaired the committees that developed the Family Financial Settlement and Clerk Mediation Programs.
He was born in Charlotte and raised in North Carolina, spending his early childhood in Taylorsville, a small town in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, and attending Martin Middle School and Broughton High School in Raleigh. Mr. Laney attended NC State University and UNC Law School.
His wife, Anne Whaley Laney, is Principal Flutist with the North Carolina Symphony. They have two children, William and Megan.
In his free time Mr. Laney works with the Boy Scout troop he was a member of as a boy and where his son got his Eagle. He is on the Executive Board of the Green Hope Band Boosters and most years sings with the North Carolina Master Chorale, which gives him the opportunity to sing with his wife and the North Carolina Symphony.
- B.A., Psychology, NC State University, 1979
- J.D., University of North Carolina School of Law, 1982