500th Newsletter Testimonials

October 2013

500th Newsletter Testimonials


Robin Graine

From Robin Graine

Robin Graine

I want you to know that your site brings me more business than I would have ever imagined from a third party referral site. FYI since October 15, 2013 I have received 20 phones calls about my services as a result of my involvement with mediate.com. The majority of my mediate.com referrals have resulted in new business for my firm. You should be very proud of yourself! Mediate.com is a great service to the mediation community and to the general public who need our services.

Deborah Sword

From Deborah Sword

Deborah Sword

Mediate.com has, from the beginning, been a resource for conflict managers in at lest three unique ways. First, access to the influencers, thinkers and mentors of our field across time and distances; Second, a safe place to test ideas through articles we want our peers to read and comment upon, and; Third, a collection of easily accessible articles we can steer clients, students, and others to for understandable information. That's just the top three contributions - there are many more. Thank you Jim and colleagues through the years!

B. Kipling Williams

From Kipling Williams

B. Kipling Williams

Having been a Mediate.com user since 1998, I have observed its growth and reputation as a professional mediator referral service with admiration. Over the years Mediate.com has grown from a nationally based, to internationally based, to cloud based provider of its service. Whether a mediator in search of a professional service through which to advertise or a potential client in search of the ideal mediator, Mediate.com has the answer. It is here the professional’s profile is geographically located according to the mediator’s wishes. In my view, the success of Mediate.com as a professional mediator referral service is due in no small part to the leadership of its founder, President and CEO, James C. Melamed.

Daniel Rainey

From Dan Rainey

Daniel Rainey

Mediate.com was in the "space" (online) for dispute resolvers before anyone else, and has served as a virtual meeting place, communication vehicle, and publisher as technology has moved more and more into the mainstream of ADR practice. Best wishes for 500 more, and 500 more, and 500 more, etc.

Howard Gadlin

From Howard Gadlin

Howard Gadlin

Indispensable is the most apt word. An easy way to keep up with the latest developments in the mediation. there is always something interesting and always something worthwhile. Congratulations!

Chip Rose

From Chip Rose

Chip Rose

Having been a subscriber/member since its inception, I am very grateful for the role that Mediate.com has played in advancing the field, creating a phenomenal library of dispute resolution literature, and offering practitioners with hands-on access to their individual websites. What is even more impressive are the creation of the internet technologies that are being used by institutions, as well as individuals, to deal with dynamic human interactions that go well beyond the limited plane of mediation. The staff of Mediate.com have created both a domain for practitioners and an unending fountain of technological ingenuity that makes it unique in its field. Congratulations to Jim and the staff for an amazing job.

Toshie Ozaki

From Toshie Ozaki

Toshie Ozaki

Mediate.com is an indispensable promoter of a peaceful society informing the public about mediation, connecting them with dispute resolution professionals, and assisting dispute resolution professionals with a website with a variety of innovative features. I appreciate and admire Jim’s visionary leadership and accomplishments. Many thanks to Jim, Clare, and the Mediate.com team - especially the hard-working programmers - for listening to and quickly accommodating our non-western (Asian) character support needs. Best wishes for continued success!

Judie Stein

From Judie Stein

Judie Stein

Jim Melamed, Gary, and everyone else at Mediate.com are extraordinary. They aren't just business folks, trying to make a buck. They actually care about mediation, know how to support mediators, and are very generous with their time and knowledge. A truly special group of people. Thanks, you guys! Judie

Meryem Grammick

From Meryem Grammick

Meryem Grammick

This testimonial is for Mediate.com's Caseload Manager program. I love it!! I don't know how we ever managed without this incredible, powerful, easy to use and learn case management program. Also, it doesn't hurt that any and all questions are answered almost immediately, and politely, too.

Max Factor III

From Max Factor

Max Factor III

Besides supporting my website and newsletter, the way mediate.com integrates and consolidates the mediation community is invaluable. It keeps me and my peers in close touch and up to date with all kinds of developments in related areas. Congratulations to Jim Melamed and his highly professional team, on this, their 500th newsletter issue. Max Factor III

Robert N. Dobbins, LL.M.

From Robert Dobbins

Robert N. Dobbins, LL.M.

Jim and I go back a long way. He, Gary, Clare collectively and in their own right have enabled many of us to launch our careers as neutrals through the Mediate.com vehicle. Their continuing innovations and tremendous support are unmatched. Congratulations! Here's to your ongoing success, and thanks for taking us along for the ride.

Joshua F. King

From Joshua King

Joshua F. King

Mediate.com is the go-to resource for credible, current, and meaningful ADR ideas, applications, and connections. It's potential and value will continue to be redefined, expanded, and exceeded with Jim Melamed at the helm. Jim and his staff have a unique ability to bring people, thoughts, and ideas together in ways never before done. This is the exact resource I need to help me progress and provide meaningful and unmatched value to those I serve.

Jerome F. Weiss

From Jerome Weiss

Jerome F. Weiss

My support group at mediate.com has been there from the beginning of my wonderful mediation career. Never formulaic or mechanical, but as caring providers who always listened and served with open minds and ears ... Even when mistakes were made, corrections were remarkably close at hand. Thank you! Jerry Weiss

Rafael Gonzalo Medina Rospigliosi

From Rafael Medina Rospigliosi

Rafael Gonzalo Medina Rospigliosi

Felicitaciones a Mediate.com, líder mundial en mediación, que durante estos años viene construyendo día a día a la mediación en el mundo. No me imagino el mundo de la mediación, sin mediate,com, porque mediate,com, constituye el punto de internet, de intercambio de experiencia mundial en mediación, lugar donde los mismos mediadores estamos edificando el futuro de la Mediación en el mundo. Mediate.com me abrió el mundo de la mediación, porque me permitió conocer y compartir, las ventajas y riquezas de una de las herramientas más poderosas que ha creado el hombre, un saludo desde Lima – Perú.

Roy Cheng

From Roy Cheng

Roy Cheng

Mediate.com is very resourceful and useful in this field. Whatever I need to explore, I will make my searching in the site first. This is very helpful for mediation promotion in Hong Kong.

William Donahue, Jr.

From William Donahue, Jr.

William Donahue, Jr.

I have been a mediate.com member for many years. My advertising on the site has helped me build a thriving divorce and family mediation practice and is now the only paid advertising I do. The newsletter and articles have become my primary source for deepening and expanding my knowledge and understanding of so many forms of conflict resolution. I think the field of mediation and conflict resolution in general would be poorer without the unbelievably rich source of information and ideas that mediate.com has become.

Joshua Kadish

From Josh Kadish

Joshua Kadish

Mediate.com has hosted my website for many years. Many folks look at it, and it generates business at a reasonable price. Mediate.com provides a great service to the mediation community.

Arnie Swartz

From Arnie Swartz

Arnie Swartz

Mediate.com is the best! I have been a subscriber since its infancy and have never been disappointed. The customer service has always been very responsive and helpful. The Weekly is full of interesting and useful information. Above all, it is a great value.

Beth Myers

From Beth Myers

Beth Myers

Mediate.com is the central source for and about mediation. A one stop shop for anyone looking to access and vet professionals across the U.S. Mediate.com is the go-to source for information, education, visibility,connection. Thank you Jim!

Prathamesh D Popat

From Prathamesh D Popat

Prathamesh D Popat

In the field of Resolutionary Processes, Mediate.com keeps taking long strides and in its path, keeps expanding the field and its reach!

Michael Lang

From Michael Lang

Michael Lang

How do I love thee, mediate.com: First, you are a unique resource for practitioners, researchers and educators with articles touching on all aspects of mediation (and ADR) practice and theory. At every workshop, seminar, training or academic course I provide a link to relevant article on mediate.com and encourage students to make use of this wonderful resource. Second, you are a mirror for the field, reflecting the history and development of alternative dispute resolution. Third, you are egalitarian. You encourage and publish submissions from novices who write about their introduction to the field as well as from gifted and experienced practitioners and thinkers. Congratulations on 500th newsletter of remarkable, provocative, humorous and educational articles.

Carl Schneider

From Carl Schnieder

Carl Schneider

Jim, When I think of the many contributions you have made to our field, what stands out for me is that you have demonstrated to us all how to run a mediation business while still being generous and willing to share! (It's the site where I refer all my trainees as the place to learn about our field - free.) You've stayed the course, never wavered, always been a part of important conversations while keeping your independence. What more can we say than 'Well done.' Please don't stop! I hope you'll be asking us to submit a testimonial for the 1,000th weekly edition.

Victoria Coleman

From Dr. Victoria Coleman

Victoria Coleman

With several websites and featured placements, Mediate.com has allowed me to market my businesses in a very professional manner. In addition, the invaluable information about mediation, arbitration, and conflict resolution, among others, keeps me abreast of new and emerging developments in this important discipline. Thanks to Jim Melamed and all of the Staff at Mediate.com for excellent products and service! I frequently receive very positive comments about my websites and marketing. VDC

Paula Trout

From Paula Trout

Paula Trout

I applaud Jim Melamed in his outreach, professionalism, leadership and excellent customer service through Mediate.com. Mediate.com is a great promoter of mediation and a major contributor to the field of ADR. Additionally, Mediate.com is a powerful and valuable resource and business tool which effectively links individuals and businesses to ADR services.

Daniel Burns

From Daniel Burns

Daniel Burns

I have been using Mediate.com for several years now and have found that, not only is it a great way for clients to find me, but that those who do are better qualified since they are looking for mediation, not some other type of service.

Larry Dragon

From Larry Dragon

Larry Dragon

Mediate.com has been and continues to be THE source for up-to-date information about mediation for both the public and the professional mediator. My listing with mediate.com provides many referrals to me, even though I live in a small, rural area of Colorado. Since mediate.com is managed by real mediators, not just folks looking to make a quick buck from practicing mediators, they significantly contribute back to the field. The depth and breath of the articles is stunning, and are tremendously useful in my practice. Keep up the good work!

Chris LaHatte

From Chris LaHatte

Chris LaHatte

Always relevant and useful, but the best I can say is that this is where I saw my present job advertised, which I love, so thanks!!

Dixon Dern

From Dixon Dern

Dixon Dern

Mediate.com is without question one of the best sources for current information about mediation and, more importantly (to me) excellent articles on specialized topics. In fact, from time to time I have recommended articles to students in my conflict resolution classes at CSUDH bcause of their insight and currency. Republishing all of the ODR book was an amazing contribution. Thanks for such good work.

Lisa Taylor

From Lisa Taylor

Lisa Taylor

Mediate.com is an invaluable resource for providers as well as clients of mediation services. The site provides a wealth of information that really is not available from any other single source. The newsletter in particular has brought me insight and ideas that have enriched my practice. I hope to celebrate the newsletter's publication for decades to come.

James Stovall

From Jim Stovall

James Stovall

As a mediation trainer of several thousand people, I always encourage newly trained mediators to take advantage of the vast resources and experience contained within Mediate.com. There is nothing out there that even comes close.

Jerome Landau

From Jerome Landau

Jerome Landau

Single acts of daring can alter the entire concept of what is possible! Jim Melamed dared, and in doing so united our community of Mediators.

Fran Brochstein

From Fran Brochstein

Fran Brochstein

I want to echo all the other words of congratulations for 18 years of outstanding work in the field of mediation by Mediate.com -- your name says it all! You are the leader in the field!

Giuseppe Leone

From Giuseppe Leone

Giuseppe Leone

After 18 years, Mediate.com is still the only reliable source of information for ADR and ODR practitioners around the world. Congratulations.

Alessandro Bruni

From Alessandro Bruni

Alessandro Bruni

Mediate.com is definitely one of the cornerstones of knowledge of ADR in the world. It 's always been so, and it will continue to be so. I am very grateful to all those who, every day, work to make the website Mediate.com the world's reference for all ADR professionals. Personally, I have always recommended Mediate.com to everyone: employees, partners, students of my training courses, colleagues and competitors. You can not think about being an ADR professional without having viewed and gained important informations from Mediate.com! Well done, I wish you long life! Alessandro Bruni founder CONCILIA LLC Italian leading ADR Provider.

Elinor Robin

From Elinor Robin

Elinor Robin

Over the last 18 years Jim Melamed has used Mediate.com to bring his vision of professional mediation to the world. As we made the transition into the electronic age Jim was way ahead of the curve. And, today he continues on as a strategic influencer, with his Mediate.com University. My mediation career has spanned 25 years. During this time, I've studied and analyzed the emerging trends and challenges that we face as individual mediators and as a profession. And, I believe that Jim has shaped our profession in a way that no one else has. As I move into the second half of my mediation career (yes, I do expect another 25 years) I will continue to look to Jim and Mediate.com for ground breaking vision and wisdom. If you want to know what is going on in the mediation universe, look no further. You can find the answer at www.mediate.com.

Henry Cox

From Henry Cox

Henry Cox

Jim Melamed had a vision that has become the premier website and resource for mediation and mediators. Timely articles, a true resource and quality people. Congratulations on 500 !!!

Travis Bell

From Travis Bell

Travis Bell

500th Edition!! That's so awesome. The good folks at Mediate.com have provided an excellent platform for my practice over the years. When I started out on this journey, I was as lost as anyone could be. But by taking advantage of the training, and the articles and even becoming a contributor myself, I've grown from that 'newbie' neutral to Co-chair for the ABA Dispute Resolution Section's Intellectual Property Committee as well as a Neutral with the U.S District Court,Northern California. I'm blessed and happy to be a part of Mediate.com and look forward to the next 500 editions!!

Susan Bulfinch

From Susan Bulfinch

Susan Bulfinch

Congratulations on your continued success! The fact that mediate.com is producing its 500th edition speaks volumes. Thank you for keeping an active mediation community connected.

Alan E. Gross

From Alan Gross

Alan E. Gross

Well-deserved congratulations on your 500th edition! Mediate.com is simply THE most important on-line resource that supports our profession. I have benefitted personally via lurking , absorbing new ideas, and being reminded of old good ones. As a writer, reader responses from Mediate.com are gratifying and exceed feedback from standard print journals . As a professor, Mediate.com is one of my first recommendations to grad students entering our field. As a trainer, Mediate.com is high on my list of suggested entry points for networking and learning. Congratulations to Jim, John, John, Clare, Keith and all of the inspiring writers who have contributed to this marvelous enterprise!

Jason Dykstra

From Jason Dykstra

Jason Dykstra

I love that Mediate.com is a breeding ground of ideas from ridiculously smart people within out field. Congrats on your 500th Edition!

Mary Aderibigbe

From Mary Aderibigbe

Mary Aderibigbe

Mediate.com has helped develop the field of mediation and ADR. I salute the foresight and the spirit of sustainability over the years. It must take a whole lot of determination to keep it going. It has provided for me an avenue to contribute to the field, to learn more and grow in the profession. It has touched the world with the gamut of knowledge on dispute resolution and has helped move the world forward in the art of peaceable living. I congratulate the Editor and the entire team at Mediate.com. Congratulations!

J. Kim Wright

From J. Kim Wright

J. Kim Wright

Congratulations on your 500th edition! Of course, Mediate.com is the Go-To place for mediators. I also appreciate and laud the pioneering work in creating a worldwide on-line community that serves all the stakeholders: the public and the mediators.

Jim W Hildreth

From Jim Hildreth

Jim W Hildreth

Mediate.com is a valuable resource for those who Mediate. The website has always offered those in the ADR field a resource for the exchange of ideas and education. With the 500th edition it speaks volumes about the leadership and commitment to ADR and a useful tool to use in the world of conflict.

Peter Adler

From Peter Adler

Peter Adler

Terrific materials from all corners of the mediation world. You have achieved excellence and impact so here's a toast to continued health, wealth and wisdom and the 1000th edition!

Teresa Wakeen

From Terry Wakeen

Teresa Wakeen

Congratulations on reaching the 500th edition! Quite a milestone! Mediate.com has helped shape us as a profession. Thanks for the invaluable resources and support you continue to provide to the ever-evolving, ever-learning mediation community. We are all better because of our relationship with Mediate.com and the innovative ideas and information you provide to us, as well as the network of colleagues with whom we are connected because of you!

Larry Fong

From Larry Fong

Larry Fong

When James Melamed told me about plans for mediate.com; back in the early '80s ... I said he was nuts. What was I thinking? The vision of Jim and the stellar efforts of mediate.com make it, by far, the centre of the universe for mediators wanting mediation information

Grace Eagle Reed

From Grace Eagle Reed

Grace Eagle Reed

I feel that anyone who brings a sustainable, long term multi-perspective project such as Mediate.com to this very troubled, self-centered world with all it's broken systems with solutions and choices is to be praised. Thanks James for giving me an opportunity to publish once in awhile the work I am doing to bring conflict resolution to the table.

John Fiske

From John Fiske

John Fiske

Mediate.com is a friendly host,
Without them, my website's toast.
Clients learn from mediate.com/fiske
How to remove a lot of risk.
And I learn from Jim and team
How to sew without a seam
And keep my clients on the beam.

Jeff Thompson

From Jeff Thompson

Jeff Thompson

I congratulate Mediate.com on yet another wonderful milestone! Reaching its 500th edition, the Mediate.com Weekly shows that quality does not suffer with quantity. Each week The Weekly is something that I have relied on as it offers content that has benefited me with my research and that as a practitioner. Thank you and keep it up- here's to another 500 (and more)!

Sam Imperati

From Sam Imperati

Sam Imperati

Mediate.com is the best site in the field ... period. It provides timely and reliable up-to-date news and cutting edge analysis. I look forward to it every week and use it regularly as a “one-stop-shopping” resource. I routinely refer my clients to it so they can keep abreast of our fast evolving field. Here’s to another 500 issues!

Debra Synovec

From Debra Synovec

Debra Synovec

Congratulations to Mediate.com for reaching this milestone and thanks to Mediate.com for being not only a superb resource of professional information for mediators but also for the clients that needs our services and counting to advance the profession!

David Hurley

From David Hurley

David Hurley

Congratulations on this milestone. I always enjoy the newsletter and look forward to many more milestones in the future.

Noa Zanolli

From Nan Zanolli

Noa Zanolli

Congratulations and a great many thanks to all the continuously dedicated staff that keeps this precious and priceless site going! As I said last time: mediate.com has become my "Mediation University."

Don Philbin

From Don Philbin

Don Philbin

Thanks for 500 issues Mediate.com! In a diffused industry, it’s nice to have a few bright stars cultivating new ideas and best practices. You do that through the newsletter and websites. Here’s to another 500!

Fredrike P. Bannink

From Fredrike Bannink

Fredrike P. Bannink

Congratulations on your 500th edition! www.mediate.com remains a great resource for mediators all over the world. Hope to see the 1000th edition in the future!

Emmy Irobi

From Emmy Irobi

Emmy Irobi

Very resourceful for me and I highly appreciate the dexterity and commitments of James Melamed and rest of the team. Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called children of God. We are equally blessed that contribute to this website. Cheers!

Marshall Peter

From Marshall Peter

Marshall Peter

Mediate.com has been a dependable source of superb and timely information on the state of the art in conflict prevention and management. The Center for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE) has benefited enormously from the substantive and technical expertise that Jim Melamed and his team at Resourceful Internet Solutions have applied to our work as a national center. We wish you continued success in all your endeavors. Marshall Peter, Director, CADRE

William E. Hartgering

From Bill Hartgering

William E. Hartgering

You are, have for 18 years, and will continue to be our resource for historical narrative and cutting edge mediation practice. Thank you!

Stephanie West Allen

From Stephanie West Allen

Stephanie West Allen

This publication fills an essential need for mediators: It allows us to keep up with each other and the field. In fact, as I think about it, I can come up with no other service that even comes close to mediate.com in quality of delivery, clarity of purpose, and level of value. Thanks to you for your effort, vision, and commitment. And congratulations on this big milestone!

Anita Vestal

From Anita Vestal

Anita Vestal

I met Jim Melamed at the 2006 Texas Mediators Conference. He looked at my website and invited me to submit some of my articles to Mediate.com. Since then I have received a steady stream of comments from readers over the years. Often I refer folks to Mediate.com to find scholarly and opinion articles on just about any topic that Mediators can imagine. The process has always been so simple and interaction with Mediate.com staff is super responsive. Thanks for your dedication and willingness to try new things, innovate and take suggestions. 500 editions and growing. Felicidades!

Gini Nelson

From Gini Nelson

Gini Nelson

Mediate.com continues to grow and to provide valuable resources and connections for mediators and other conflict workers! IMPRESSIVE! Please,Jim Melamed, keep putting your awesome energies and imagination into this forum!

David Silvera

From David Silvera

David Silvera

The Mediate com is a source of professional knowledge and information to me -and through me - to thousands of Israelis who enjoy reading Mediate com. articles in the largest Israeli mediation website : www.sulcha.co.il -- I congratulate Mediate com to continue and keep their status as the leading professional information source on Mediation and conflict resolution.

Roberta Morris

From Roberta Morris

Roberta Morris

Mediate.com is my go-to place when I'm trying to find a new way to resolve a new problem... or a very old problem. The methods people describe are as ancient as society and as innovative as... well, using the internet to connect people to solutions and to other people who might be able to help. Thank you, Jim Melamed, CEO of Resourceful Internet Solutions Inc and Mediate.com. Thank you, all the mediators who have contributed. And thank you, all you clients seeking peace. You teach us so much.

Anju D. Jessani

From Anju Jessani

Anju D. Jessani

Mediate.com goes beyond being just an Internet leader... as evidenced by Jim Melamed's in person presence at so many important mediation events including the recent APFM conference in Denver. Congratulations on your 500th edition.

Hugh McIssac

From Hugh McIssac

Hugh McIssac

Mediate.com has been one of the best sources of information about the emerging field of mediation. Congratulations on a job well done.!!!

Tracy Allen

From Tracy Allen

Tracy Allen

What an accomplishment for mediate.com and its team of professionals. I've been with them since their infancy and as the field of mediation has expanded, so has mediate.com. They have kept pace with the changing landscape of conflict resolution on a national and international level and I look forward to the next 500 editions.

David Bogan

From David Bogan

David Bogan

Congratulations to Jim and the team on such a wonderful performance. Mediate.com has become the central point of contact for so many of us disparate souls and made us into a real family, and that applies even more so for those of us at the bottom end of the planet who still strive for professional excellence in our work. It is difficult to imagine again what the lack of communication was like prior to Mediate.com and I think we now take for granted what an amazing job Jim and the team do. Thanks for the reminder! and Good Luck with the next 500 issues.

Jan Frankel Schau

From Jan Schau

Jan Frankel Schau

Mediate.com has been an invaluable resource for building my mediation practice over the past ten years. Whether it is connecting me with mediators far away or publishing my own writing and thought, I look forward to my weekly newsletter and depend upon mediate.com for leading the profession to new heights.

David A. Hoffman

From David Hoffman

David A. Hoffman

Congratulations on reaching this major milestone!! The Mediate.com weekly provides our community with a wealth of ideas, information, and case reports. It's a vital resource for mediation practitioners, teachers, and trainers.

Philip Moses

From Phil Moses

Philip Moses

CADRE, the National Center on Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education provides technical assistance to all 50 states and the 10 territories working to increase the nation’s capacity to effectively resolve special education disputes and reducing the use of expensive adversarial processes. While are resources are limited, our footprint is large. Thus, we need to use technology in order to efficiently reach across so many time zones and to so many varied constituents. For 15 years now, the folks at Resourceful Internet Solutions and their flagship website, mediate.com, has enabled us to do this very effectively. I can’t imagine our web presence could be any better than it is and for this we are very grateful.

Judit Revesz

From Judit Revesz

Judit Revesz

Congratulations to Mediate.com! I was honored to be accepted as one of the authors in the year of 2005. I believe that the fact that I continue to receive comments and questions from readers worldwide perhaps is an indication of how an online publication impacts readers especially those who are from countries where mediation is not as widely accepted as it is in the USA. Thank you for providing an open space for all of us!

Myer J. Sankary

From Myer Sankary

Myer J. Sankary

Mediate.com has been an important resource for my mediation practice for more than 10 years. The articles, the sharing of ideas has been invaluable. Thanks for providing this valuable service. I appreciate having my website serviced by mediate.com since I started my practice. Congratulations on 500! Myer Sankary

Victoria Pynchon

From Victoria Pynchon

Victoria Pynchon

Congratulations on your 500th Edition. I frankly don't know where I would have been as a new mediator in my mid-50s without the support of and community created by mediate.com. Jim Melamed published my very first article on mediation back when I was earning my LL.M at the Straus Institute and trying to figure out what to do with this challenging new career - most importantly, how to make money doing it after 25 years of an equally challenging but, in retrospect, legal cradle to grave career. I mean - a PAYCHECK. 401K's. Health, life and disability. SUPPORT STAFF. But I digress. Though I did not end up where I presumed I would (a high six-figure mediator of complex commercial litigation) I don't think I would have developed the career I did as a consultant, trainer and author, in the absence of Mediate.com's support. And the personal support of Jim Melamed who guided me whenever we met, gave me heart and hope, and involved me in anything I wanted to be involved in with mediate.com. Praise, praise and eternal gratitude.

Leo Hura

From Leo Hura

Leo Hura

Mediate.com continues to offer unique opportunities for practitioners as well as clients to find each other. No matter the growth Mediate.com continues to provide a a response to the needs of members. I've never been put on hold and told my call will be answered in even 5 minutes. Great job!

Lester L. Adams

From Lester Adams

Lester L. Adams

When Mediate.com says it is the "most visited dispute resolution site in the world", I believe that it is true from my personal experience as an author. The responses to my articles have been from throughout the world (from nations such as India, Germany, Botswana, Spain, Ireland and Israel), which shows that the Mediate.com is having a world wide impact. Over the years that I have published articles, I have received over 100 letters from people seeking help with conflict in their churches and advice on how to start in the mediation profession. This shows that people come to Mediate.com when they are seeking help, which means that it has been a blessing to many people. I thank God for Mediate.com, as it has been a platform that has allowed me to connect with people both near and far away. Keep up the good word, and continue to make your important contribution to the conflict resolution community.

Nina Meierding

From Nina Meierding

Nina Meierding

Happy 500th Issue! I have been an avid supporter of mediate.com for well over a decade. It is where I have chosen to have my website and it is where I encourage other mediators to have their websites. It is where cutting edge articles are written by some of the brightest minds in our field. It is where mediators can go to get up-to-date information on what is happening, not only in the field of mediation but the entire field of conflict resolution. It is where you can keep track of your colleagues, read blogs about conflict resolution, search for multiple resources through the mediate.com "marketplace," find options for top-quality trainings, get a referral for a mediator and much, much more. What's not to love? Congratulations to Jim Melamed and his team for continuing to provide a great service to our field!

Stanley Moore

From Stan Moore

Stanley Moore

Present throughout the long tortuous efforts to create a "mediation profession" by a plethora of groups, associations, theorists, philosophers, and followings, Mediate.com continues to be the primary transcendent unifier of all things mediation. Thank you for being the "non denominational" home for all of us.

Richard G. Spier

From Richard Spier

Richard G. Spier

Mediate.com is the best resource for neutrals wanting web and email services. The company understands the special needs of our industry. Jim's staff is professional and promptly responsive to questions and requests.

Steven Rosenberg

From Steven Rosenberg

Steven Rosenberg

One of the best suggestions I provide to participants in my Mediation Training is to put the mediate.com icon on their tool bar. It is the best resource for anyone who is serious about mediation. I explain that they will find dynamic news, ideas, critical analysis and information on mediation as well ways to build their practice. There may be another resource out there but really, why bother? Thank you for your help developing, improving and promoting mediation and being the venue where can all come together as a community. If there is one organization indispensable to our profession it is mediate.com.

Robert Benjamin

From Robert Benjamin

Robert Benjamin

In the last 50 years, perhaps more so than at any other time in human history, focused attention has been given to the study and disciplined practice of negotiation, mediation, and other means of managing issues, controversies and conflicts throughout the world. The importance of this development can't be underestimated for the future of the planet. The emergence and development of Mediate.com over the better part of the past 2 decades as the most recognized and long standing on-line resource, is not only reflective of this focus but has been a significant contributor. Mediate.com has deservedly earned the reputation as a primary, 'first stop' resource for both the general public and professionals. On the most basic level, the articles and resources broaden the public awareness about negotiative processes. For practitioners and theorists, Mediate.com provides an essential forum to exchange ideas, discuss issues and advance their thinking about all aspects of practice.

Cinnie Noble

From Cinnie Noble

Cinnie Noble

CONGRATULATIONS! Thank you for providing such a great platform for conflict management practitioners to impart ideas,to network, to learn, to stay abreast of what our colleagues are doing, to be informed of conferences and training, and to be able to share our professional profiles. You continue to do all that and more and it's a pleasure to celebrate your success.

Gregory Firestone

From Greg Firestone

Gregory Firestone

Congratulations to Jim Melamed and the Mediate.com team for making a great and lasting contribution to the mediation and alternative dispute resolution community!

Kenneth Cloke

From Ken Cloke

Kenneth Cloke

Mediate.com continues to acquaint us with the latest in fresh, exciting new ideas that do not have to conform to academic requirements or anyone's idea of what our field should be. It is where we learn from each other, and it does not cost us a thing. As a result, it is invaluable and deserves our continued support.

Donald T. Saposnek

From Don Saposnek

Donald T. Saposnek

Innovation after visionary innovation—that is the stuff of Mediate.com that is revealed with each successive issue of the Newsletter. Not only do I regularly refer clients and professionals, both new and used, to mediate.com, its presence on the internet is a source of creative, unfettered ideas that constantly challenge the status quo of practices in our field. Without mediate.com, there would mostly be same old same old. Without mediate.com, the active field of mediation would still be mostly obscure. Mediate.com serves as a hub of contact for professionals and clients from all over the world to share problems, practices, resources and contacts. And, it has been an invaluable source of referrals to my practice, to boot. Congratulations to Jim Melamed and staff for their tireless efforts in achieving this long a wonderful ride!