Elinor R. Reiner
211 E. Anapamu Street
  Santa Barbara, California 93101
Tel: (805) 879-7517
Fax: (805) 564-4191



State University of New York at Buffalo
Graduation:  June 1969 - Bachelor of Arts - English Major
University of London, London, England - Summer 1968


Dean's List
Dean's List with Honors
President of Dormitory

  Law School:

Seton Hall University School of Law
J.D., 1974
Honors and Activities:

Class rank - top 10% - graduated cum laude
Newark New Jersey Legal Services - Legal Intern - 1973

Post-Law: Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School Law  
LL.M. in Dispute Resolution, May 2007


Spring 1974 Admitted to New Jersey Bar
Spring 1974 -
July 1976
Special Assistant to Chancellor of Higher Education, Trenton, New Jersey: responsible as Department's liaison with New Jersey Legislature and sat as Department's Hearing Officer on all Title 18A appeals
August 1976-
November 1980

Engaged in private practice of law, including experience as a Hearing Officer for the Departments of Higher Education and Civil Service and the Division of Consumer Affairs; substantial trial experience in the State court system, particularly in Essex County, New Jersey, including juvenile, criminal and child abuse cases; designated arbitrator for American Arbitration Association

March 1977-
November 1980

Served as counsel to the City Council of the City of Orange, New Jersey

Winter 1978 -
February 1982

Served as member and then Chairperson of the Juvenile Conference Committee of West Orange, New Jersey

November 1980 -
May 2006

Administrative Law Judge of the State of New Jersey

Experienced in hearing and deciding cases in numerous areas, including Education, Higher Education, Civil Rights, Civil Service, Professional Boards, Labor, Public Utilities, Special Education, Alcoholic Beverage Control, Community Affairs, Consumer Affairs, State Board of Examiners, Environmental Quality, Health, Pensions, Motor Vehicles and Welfare.  Rendered well over 2000 Initial and Final Decisions.

Served as Chairperson of the Education Committee of the Office of Administrative Law; participated in the Program of Instruction for Lawyers, Harvard Law School, July 1982; attended the Thirteenth Annual Eastern Utility Rate Seminar, October 1985; participated Essex Inn of Court, Arthur T. Vanderbilt Chapter, 1993 to November, 1994; participated in the Mediation Workshop, Center for Dispute Settlement of Washington, D.C., February 1994; attended Alternative Dispute Resolution Training at the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, March 1995; attended New York University Workshop on Bankruptcy and Business Reorganization XXIV (Basic Program), August 1998.  As Administrative Law Judge, attended numerous educational sessions.

June 2006-to date Completed Master’s Program at Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law. Awarded an LL.M. in Dispute Resolution in May, 2007.  As part of the  Program, mediated cases in numerous courthouses throughout Los Angeles County.  Serves as a Special Master for the Santa Barbara Superior Court, conducting mandatory settlement conferences.  Engaged in private Mediation and Arbitration practice in Santa Barbara.


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