Elizabeth J. Scheffee

Counsel

EScheffee@shaheenGordon.com

Liz focuses her practice on all aspects of divorce and family law, from premarital agreements to post-judgment disputes. Liz brings over 30 years of experience to provide her clients compassionate and comprehensive advice in domestic relations matters. In addition to being skilled in resolving conflict using alternative dispute resolution, she has experience litigating complex financial matters, as well as child custody. She has handled international and interstate matrimonial cases, including Hague Convention litigation and Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act cases. Liz also enjoys appellate work, having filed and argued several appeals during her years of practice in Maine.

Liz has been an active leader in the Maine Bar. She was President of the Maine Bar Association in 2001, and President of the Maine Bar Foundation in 2007. Liz was Chair of the Family Law Section of the Maine Bar Association in 1994. She was a member of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court’s Advisory Committee on the Code of Professional Responsibility and subsequently a member of the Supreme Court’s task force reviewing adoption of the American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Responsibility.

Liz has been an energetic participant in the American Bar Association, as well. She spent two terms with the ABA Standing Committee on Lawyer Referral and Information Programs and a subsequent two terms with the ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services. Liz is currently a Maine Delegate to the American Bar Association.

In 2003, the ABA presented the Louis Brown award to Maine’s Self-Represented Litigant Task Force for work Liz did to develop and implement rules to allow lawyers to provide limited scope representation to litigants in Maine. Liz lectured throughout the country to regional and state bar associations about how to provide unbundled legal services to self- represented litigants who otherwise could not afford an attorney.


Admissions

  • Connecticut Bar, 1985
  • Maine Bar, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maine, 1986
  • United States Supreme Court, 1995

Professional Associations

  • Connecticut Bar 1985 – 1988
  • Maine Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

Education

  • University of Virginia, B.A with distinction, 1980
  • University of Virginia School of Law, 1984

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