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  • FED Mediation: Forcible Entry & Detainer Part I (aka Landlord/Tenant Law)

FED Mediation: Forcible Entry & Detainer Part I (aka Landlord/Tenant Law)

  • July 14, 2022
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Zoom

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Please join the Maine Association of Mediators and Pine Tree Legal Assistance for a Zoom training on Forcible Entry & Detainer (FED) Law. 

We welcome all mediators who are interested in learning more about this field and who are interested in mediating evictions and/or joining the CADRES FED roster.  This training will satisfy part of the requirement of training or background in Maine Forcible Entry & Detainer law to provide eligibility to apply for the CADRES FED Roster.  Mediators already on the CADRES FED roster wishing to brush up on their skills or learn about new post-COVID developments in this area of the law are also welcome.

Presenters will include Erica Veazey, Esq. and Amy Mearn of Pine Tree Legal

Topics covered will include:

  •  An overview of the Forcible Entry and Detainer process in Maine
  •   An explanation of common types of tenancies and the importance   differences between them
  •  A review of common defenses in eviction court actions
  • Best practices for helping parties structure FED agreements in mediation
  • An opportunity for questions

Presenters

Erica Veazey is an attorney in the Bangor office of Pine Tree Legal Assistance.  Erica  represents clients in housing, public benefits, and consumer matters.  In addition, she helps to coordinate Pine Tree’s project with the Maine State Housing Authority and the Emergency Rental Assistance Program.  Erica has been with Pine Tree Legal Assistance for 15 years and has extensive experience representing tenants in eviction proceedings.

Amy Mearn is a paralegal in the Portland office of Pine Tree Legal Assistance.  Amy started working at Pine Tree in 2008 as a paralegal with the Volunteer Lawyers Project.  In 2011, Amy transitioned to Pine Tree’s Basic Unit which focuses on housing, public benefits and consumer matters.  Amy briefly served as a paralegal in Pine Tree’s family law unit; however, is currently back in the Basic Unit and is focusing on housing matters.  Amy also assists with centralized intake and eviction court pick-ups.

Part II – The Landlord’s Perspective to be offered at a later date (which taken together will fully satisfy the CADRES requirement).


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