Toby Treem Guerin is a clinical instructor and executive director of the Center for Dispute Resolution at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law (C-DRUM) where she works to advance the education and practice of dispute resolution. She instructs the Mediation Clinic and Seminar where she supervises law student-mediators and provides instruction on the theory and practice of alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Professor Guerin serves as supervisor of ADR externships and advisor to the law school’s ADR Team. Recently, she has worked with peers on community-based violence prevention efforts and interprofessional learning opportunities for students on campus.
As executive director of C-DRUM, she oversees program development, training, and mediation services. She has trained hundreds of individuals across the country on topics of co-mediation, mediator mentoring, giving and receiving feedback, peer mediation, restorative practices, public sector mediation, negotiation, and basic communication skills.
She served as the primary author for the “Alternative Dispute Resolution Landscape: An Overview of ADR in the Maryland Court System,” a comprehensive report on court-affiliated ADR programs in Maryland. She is former chair of the Mediator Excellence Council, a group participating in the state-wide development of the Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence, a mediator quality assurance initiative in Maryland. In 2017 Maryland Carey Law hosted the Mid-Atlantic Global Pound Conference. Professor Guerin served on the organizing committee of the conference and functioned as the emcee for the day-long event, which brought together a diverse group of dispute resolution stakeholders, using an interactive information gathering format.
She has 20 years of experience as a dispute resolution practitioner and mediates, facilitates, and conducts conflict coaching for the Maryland court system, state and federal agencies, prisons, and the community. She has completed advanced training in elder mediation, probate mediation, conflict management coaching, community conferencing, and restorative practices. Prior to joining Maryland Carey Law, she administered the agricultural mediation program at the Maryland Department of Agriculture.
In 2017 she served as chairperson of the Maryland State Bar Association’s ADR Section and was the 2020 recipient of the section’s Chief Judge Robert M. Bell Award for Outstanding Contribution to ADR in Maryland. She is active with the American Bar Association’s Section on Dispute Resolution and currently serves as co-chair of the AALS Clinical Law ADR Committee. She graduated with honors from Maryland Carey Law and was admitted into the Maryland Bar in 2002. She holds a Bachelor of Science in mathematics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.