Merete Smith has been Secretary General of the Norwegian Bar Association for 17 years. She has a law degree from University of Oslo and an LL.M. from Georgetown University, Washington DC. She was previously Appeal Court Judge in Oslo. She served 10 years in the Ministry of Justice and has worked at Wikborg Rein Law Firm.
She has several years of experience as mediator for the National Mediator of Norway. She is currently Chair of the Board of the National Theatre in Norway. She is also head of CEEBA (Chief Executives of the Europan Bar Associations).