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Upcoming events

    • June 12, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    • Zoom

    Maine Association of Mediators (MAM) presents Maine’s Abandoned and Discontinued Roadways: Difficulties & Discussions which is designed for mediators, attorneys, realtors, and other professionals who want to learn more about or who encounter abandoned, discontinued, and private road issues – including easements -- in their daily work. 

    During this session, participants will be introduced to a leading expert, Roberta Manter. Attendees will learn about troublesome historical statutes as well as recent case and statutory law around abandoned and discontinued roads in Maine. Common themes that cause conflict will be discussed, including, but not limited to: conflict between who can use and who must maintain a roadway, the difficulty of finding records/ confirming the status of a roadway, and inconsistent or non-existent enforcement due to statutory ambiguity in this area. Helpful resources, research best practices, common pitfalls, and general tips will be shared. This session will also include a variety of real-world scenarios and active cases. 


    Roberta Manter – Founder of Maine ROADWays, (Residents & Owners on Abandoned & Discontinued Ways). Roberta has been studying and researching Maine court cases and statutes for over 40 years. She serves as a board member for the Maine Alliance for Road Associations (MARA)  and was appointed to the Maine Legislature’s Abandoned and Discontinued Roads Commission (ADRC) to represent residents and landowners on these roads statewide. She is a 40+ year resident on a discontinued road in Maine and works with numerous individuals and organizations to support owner and user rights. Roberta also advocates for state-wide and local legislative recognition, action, and reform on this complex issue.  Abandoned and discontinued roads create a wide variety of legal, financial, and personal ramifications for municipalities, homeowners, and the surrounding neighbors and communities. 

    • June 13, 2024
    • June 17, 2024
    • 3 sessions
    • Zoom

    Family Law Mediation Training

    Maine Association of Mediators (MAM) presents a three-day Family Law Mediation training designed for mediators, attorneys, counselors, and other helping professionals who want to be on the CADRES Family Matters roster or who encounter family law issues in their daily work. *There will also be an estimated one-hour reading and at-home exercises following each session to prepare for the subsequent training sessions.*

    Family Law Mediation training provides 15 hours of family law instruction. The training covers the three major areas of divorce and family law cases: children, property, and support. Topics include parental rights and responsibilities, marital property, child support, spousal support, post-judgment actions, and other family law issues. During the training, participants will be introduced to relevant statutes, case law, court forms, case studies, and mediation agreements. Participants will also be calculating child support obligations using the Maine Child Support Guidelines and statutes for a variety of scenarios.

    Pending: 15 CLE hours plus 1 Ethics hour and 16 CADRES hours available.


    Pam Waite - A graduate of Smith College and the University of Maine School of Law, Pam represented the State of Maine as an Assistant Attorney General primarily in employment and tax matters for over 30 years. A skilled negotiator, she trained to become a mediator and now mediates privately; serves on the court rosters for family matters and foreclosure cases; and is also on the roster as a mediator for the Maine Human Rights Commission and the Maine Department of Education. Pam believes strongly in party self-determination and the importance of trying to resolve disputes by agreement as an alternative to engaging in lengthy and expensive litigation.