ADR Biographies

Smith, Rebekah

PO Box 912
Union, ME 04862
207-542-6015
rsmith@seventreesolutions.com www.seventreesolutions.com

A. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND
B.A. Bowdoin College (1993)
J.D. University of Maine School of Law (1998)

B. CURRENT EMPLOYMENT AND EXPERIENCE
Mediator, arbitrator, and administrative hearings presider since 2005, providing neutral dispute resolution services to individuals, organizations, and state agencies.

C. FORMAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION TRAINING
Executive Mediator Training; Elder Mediation Training; Small Claims, Superior Court, and Foreclosure Mediation Training; Negotiation Concepts; multiple additional mediation trainings and experience creating mediation programs.

D. OTHER ADR PANELS AND ADR ROSTERS ON WHICH NEUTRAL SERVES
Alternate Chair, Maine Labor Relations Board of Arbitration; Mediator Roster, Maine Department of Education; Mediator Roster, Maine Human Rights Commission; Mediator Roster, Small Claims Court; Mediator Roster, Foreclosure Diversion Program; Hearing Officer, Maine Public Employees Retirement System; Hearing Officer, Maine Department of Professional and Financial Regulation; Hearing Officer, Maine State Police; Hearing Officer, Maine Criminal Justice Academy.

E. EXPERIENCE AS A NEUTRAL
I have mediated many hundreds of cases in a variety of settings regarding a wide range of subjects. In addition to the above neutral panels and rosters, I spent several years as a guardian ad litem, serving families and the court as a neutral representative of children. I greatly enjoy helping litigants fashion outcomes that allow them to resolve their issue and move forward.

F. FEES
$180 per hour, reduced fee cases considered.

G. REFERENCES
Amy Sneirson, Esq., Executive Director, Maine Human Rights Commission, (207) 624-6290, amy.sneirson@maine.gov

Lisa Whitis, Maine Department of Education, (207) 624-6643, Lisa.Whitis@maine.gov

Laura Pearlman, Manager, Foreclosure Diversion Program, Administrative Office of the Courts, (207) 822-0727, laura.pearlman@courts.maine.gov

H. PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
Maine Association of Mediators – Vice President; Maine State Bar Association – Labor and Arbitration, ADR, and Elder Law Sections; Labor and Employment Relations Association – Maine Chapter

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