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Melissa G. Reinberg


Mediator, Adjunct Professor of Law

A.B., Cornell; J.D., Harvard; LL.M., Georgetown

Professor Reinberg, who joined the adjunct faculty in 2001, currently serves as a mediator with D.C. Superior Court's Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division, where she mediates...

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Professor Reinberg, who joined the adjunct faculty in 2001, currently serves as a mediator with D.C. Superior Court's Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division, where she mediates small claims, family, and truancy cases. She also serves as a mediator with the Community Dispute Resolution Center in D.C., where she mediates criminal and police misconduct cases, and she teaches a Negotiation Strategies course to homeless women at Calvary Women’s Services. From 1995 to 2000, Professor Reinberg was the Legal Director of the Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia, where she managed and directed the organization's legal operations and trained and supervised the attorneys in all aspects of individual and impact case development and trial preparation in family, housing, public benefits, and disability cases. Prior to working at the Legal Aid Society, Professor Reinberg was a staff attorney at the Neighborhood Legal Services Program in D.C. and a Prettyman Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center's Juvenile Justice Clinic. Professor Reinberg has been an invited lecturer and trainer for judges of the District of Columbia Superior Court, mediators from Superior Court’s Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division, and lawyers and other professionals at various legal and community based organizations in the District of Columbia area. She has served on several D.C. Bar projects, including the D.C. Bar Landlord and Tenant Task Force and the D.C. Bar Task Force on Children at Risk, has taught at many D.C. Bar training programs, and has been a guest lecturer at American University's Washington College of Law and a guest lecturer and member of the adjunct faculty at George Washington University School of Law.

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