Given the COVID-19 crisis, North Carolina Chief Supreme Court Justice Beasley continued all Superior Court and District Court proceedings (with a few exceptions) until June 1. The Chief Justice and the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission (DRC) have further clarified that mediations fall within the definition of proceedings and are, therefore, also postponed. County Clerks of Court throughout North Carolina are postponing hearings and proceedings for varying lengths of time. North Carolina Appellate Court deadlines have now also been extended. Yet, legal disputes continue to arise.