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Mediation As Sales And Niche Mediation Practice With Jim Melamed Of Mediate.Com

by Victoria Pynchon
April 2009

From Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Victoria Pynchon

I traveled to the ABA DRS conference in New York City last week with my new video camera. I apologize for my lack of skill with it and with Mac's iMovie.

Below, Jim talks about mediate.com's services; its commitment to the further development of the profession; and, mediate.com's commitment to negotiated resolutions in the political sphere.

Jim Melamed founded The Oregon Mediation Center in 1983. Jim has been mediating ever since.

Jim MelamedJim is CEO of Mediate.com (1996-present) and teaches Mediation and Online Dispute Resolution at Pepperdine School of Law.

Jim is former Executive Director of the Academy of Family Mediators and former Chair of the Oregon Dispute Resolution Commission. Jim was founding President and Executive Director of the Oregon Mediation Association.

Jim is recipient of the Association for Conflict Resolution's (ACR) 2007 John Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award, the the Oregon State Bar DR Section's 2006 Sid Lezak Award of Excellence and the 2003 Oregon Mediation Association's Award of Excellence.

Biography


Attorney-mediator Victoria Pynchon is a panelist with ADR Services, Inc. Ms. Pynchon was awarded her LL.M Degree in Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute in May of 2006, after 25 years of complex commercial litigation practice, with sub-specialties in intellectual property, securities fraud, antitrust, insurance coverage, consumer class actions and all types of business torts and contract disputes.  During her two years of full-time neutral practice, she has co-mediated both mandatory and voluntary settlement conferences with Los Angeles Superior Court Judges Alexander Williams, III and Victoria Chaney.  As a result of her work with Judge Chaney in the Complex Court at Central Civil West, Ms. Pynchon has gained significant experience mediating construction defect litigation.  Ms. Pynchon received her J.D., Order of the Coif, from the U.C. Davis School of Law. 



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