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Resourceful Internet Solutions, Inc. (RIS) and Mediate.com, in business since 1996 and winners of the American Bar Association's 2010 Problem Solver of the Year Award, are pleased to announce the launch of Arbitrate.com. Mediate.com and Arbitrate.com are also now joined by five additional RIS ADR Directories as follow:
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What Does This Mean for ADR Practitioners?
This means that you get more value than ever from your Mediate.com Premium Membership. If you are not already a Premium Member, please join today at: www.mediate.com/Membership.
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At Mediate.com, we have learned how essential a top-flight website and effective directory listings are for ADR professionals seeking to attract business. In fact, the entire ADR industry is based upon the concept that informed disputants (and their advisors) can and will make informed process and professional choices based upon full transparency and disclosure. This is the exact transparency and disclosure that Mediate.com, Arbitrate.com and the new RIS Suite of ADR Directories so capably accomplish. As a Mediate.com Premium Member, you are able to manage your presence in all of the new RIS ADR Directories from the easy-to-use Mediate.com integrated interface.
Further, we see that the ADR industry, as it matures, is diversifying. This in part explains the increasing number of “flavors” of mediation and arbitration, as well as the emergence of other valuable dispute resolution approaches, such as collaborative practice, agreement facilitation and online dispute resolution.
We also know that, from a search engine perspective, you simply cannot be too easy to find on the Internet. It is, in fact, the professional that is found in multiple directories that commonly “gets the case.” You get ADR cases not by being found in a single place, but by a conspiracy of data points that convince the consumer, their advisors, the other side, and the search engines that your particular ADR services are their best choice.
Just as RIS and Mediate.com are expanding into the worlds of arbitration, collaborative practice, and agreement facilitation, we are also expanding into the world of online dispute resolution (ODR). This includes our development of technologies that best serve ODR. Our new technologies include Caseload Manager (cloud-based case management for practitioners and programs) and MeetingSpace (our secure ADR working environment).
Thanks for your support over the years! We hope that you share our excitement about spreading all that is good about Mediate.com to the complimentary practice areas of Arbitration, Collaborative Practice, Facilitation and Online Dispute Resolution.
Jim Melamed co-founded Mediate.com in 1996 and has served as CEO of Mediate.com ever since. Mediate.com received the American Bar Association's 2010 Institutional Problem Solver Award.
Before Mediate.com, Jim founded The Mediation Center in Eugene, Oregon in 1983 and served as Executive Director of the Academy of Family Mediators (AFM) from 1987 to 1993. Jim was also the first President and Executive Director of the Oregon Mediation Association (1985-86).
Jim has received the following awards:
Jim's undergraduate degree is in in psychology from Stanford University and his law degree is from the University of Oregon.
The views expressed by authors are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Resourceful Internet Solutions, Inc., Mediate.com or of reviewing editors.