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Jim Melamed

Mediation.com Refuses Refund to Family of Mediator Who Died

(7/18/17)Jim Melamed

Mediation.com has once again revealed itself in refusing to offer any refund to the widow and child of a mediator who died 7 days into an alleged 2 year listing contract.

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Comparative Data on Mediation Websites: Most Visited and Most Linked

(6/13/17)Jim Melamed

According to Alexa.com, Mediate.com is most visited and most linked mediation website.

Jerry Barrett

Seeking Academic Help

(5/03/17)Jerry Barrett

I’ve been thinking more urgently about getting scholars and others interested in using the scholarly FEMA collection, and in finding someone to continue the work of storing our mediation stories.

Jim Melamed

BBB Complaints Against Mediation.com

(4/27/17)Jim Melamed

At Mediate.com, we receive multiple complaints each week about another company, Mediation.com. These detailed reports from BBB are instructive as to how this other company operates.

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Mediate.com Recognized as a Top Attorney Directory for SEO!

(4/07/17)Mediate.com

Now celebrating our 22nd Year, Mediate.com has been recognized as a "Top 8" Attorney Directory by Rankings.io. Mediate.com is the overall 8th ranked attorney directory and the only mediation or ADR directory listed!

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Getting the Most from Mediate.com

(3/08/17)Mediate.com

This PDF presentation reviews the major sections of Mediate.com, including sections on content, resources, getting cases and additional Mediate.com services.

Margaret Shaw

Margaret Shaw Memorial

(2/06/17)Margaret Shaw

Margaret Shaw, a lawyer and pioneer in alternative dispute resolution, died unexpectedly February 2, 2017.

Marvin E. Johnson

Interview with Marvin Johnson

(1/11/17)Marvin E. Johnson

This is the complete interview by Robert Benjamin with Marvin Johnson, a national leader in the field of dispute resolution generally and on issues of elevating diversity in the ADR field, filmed as part of Mediate.com's 'Views from the Eye of the Storm' Video Series.

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In Memory of Tim Pownall, 1948-2016

(10/11/16)Mediate.com

Our friend and colleague, Tim Pownall, passed away October 9, 2016 Tim was a gifted teacher and a committed peacemaker–known for his dedicated work in reconciliation and thoughtful, constructive dispute resolution through initiatives like the PACIS Project for Interfaith Dialogue.

Michael Aurit

Not Another “How to Choose the Best Divorce Mediator” Article: It’s a Matter of Trust

(8/26/16)Michael Aurit

Articles about “Choosing the Best Divorce Mediator” may soon be more numerous on the Internet than the actual number of divorce mediators that exist in the world. Go ahead, Google it and be amazed!

Claudia Maffettone

110 Years of Mediation: Principles, Opportunities, and Challenges

(7/11/16)Claudia Maffettone

In this article, I will offer a succinct overview of definitions, principles, approaches, opportunities and limits of mediation, a method of conflict resolution encompassing a wide range of practices.

John Lande

Where the "Puck" is Going -- and What Faculty Should Do to Help Students Get There

(6/27/16)John Lande

Analogizing the puck to the legal and dispute resolution fields, this program addressed where we are going and how, as legal educators, we can best prepare our students to “skate” there.

David Smith

Nurturing the Peacebuilders and Conflict Resolvers of Tomorrow

(5/06/16)David Smith

This piece argues for the need to work with youth, particularly at the high school and college levels, to build our profession and carry on the work of peacebuilding and conflict resolution. It provides a model for thinking about careers: direct action vs. indirect action jobs.

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How to Get the Most Out of Mediate.com for Free

(4/13/16)Mediate.com

Mediate.com offers a remarkable set of resources and opportunities. Here is how you can get the most out of Mediate.com without paying a dime.

Michael Leathes

Data will defeat “the deadening drag of status quoism” The Global Pound Conference Series has kicked off

(4/04/16)Michael Leathes

The goal of the GPC Series 2016-17 is to provide the core global data needed to address the causes and remedies of user dissatisfaction with dispute resolution.

John Sturrock

Thinking about the Future and the Need for Action by Mediators Part 3 (of 3): A Call to Arms for Mediators?

(3/18/16)John Sturrock

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure."

John Sturrock

Thinking about the Future and the Need for Action by Mediators - Part 2

(3/11/16)John Sturrock

Why is mediation not already transforming the world? Why is a set of tools, ideas, attitudes and aptitudes which nearly always help people resolve difficult situations quickly, cost effectively, creatively, humanely and legally, and is practical-, business-, family- and community-centered, not the primary method of dealing with conflict of all sorts?

From Gladiator To Mediator: The Challenges For Lawyers Who Become Mediators

(1/19/16)Gregg Relyea, Roy Cheng

This article examines the challenges experienced by lawyers who are training to become mediators. Many of these challenges stem from deeply ingrained perspectives associated with legal training and experience.

Katherine Graham

How to Use ‘Nudge’ to Encourage More Parties into Mediation

(12/04/15)Katherine Graham

The nudge approach encourages focused practical consideration of small steps which have a rapid and observable impact. Nudge gets the mind out of neutral so that the journey forward has momentum.

Michael Aurit

Encourage Young Aspiring Family Mediators to Enter the Field: Their Careers, Your Business, and Our Profession Will Benefit

(11/20/15)Michael Aurit

Has a young aspiring mediator ever approached you—as someone they look up to as an experienced professional—and asked, "I want to become a mediator. Can you give me some advice? Do you think I can ‘make it’ as a mediator?"

Jim Melamed

Mediation.com Breaches Client Confidentiality

(11/19/15)Jim Melamed

Rather remarkably, Mediation.com, a company with numerous complaints against it, has been systematically displaying confidential mediation communications, seemingly as part of its misguided effort to convince other mediators to join.

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Celebrating the Work and Person of Special Education Mediation Champion Marshall Peter (video)

(11/14/15)Jim Melamed

Marshall Peter is soon retiring as Director of Direction Service in Eugene, Oregon. Marshall is perhaps best known to the mediation field as the founding Director of CADRE, the National Center on Dispute Resolution in Special Education, established in 1998. Here is a video tribute to Marshall well worth your watch. Marshall has shown us just how much positive change a person can bring to both our local and national communities.

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Mediate.com Offers New Responsive Site

(11/10/15)Mediate.com

With over 40% of Mediate.com website traffic now on phones, we are proud to announce our new mobile friendly website. Our new site brings each and every Mediate feature to your phone and tablet (as well as your computer). Critically, Mediate's new site also brings our geographically sensitive marketing features to all devices.

Shannon Balk

Mediation.com Exposed

(11/05/15)Shannon Balk

The following is the account of my experience with Mediation.com. Writing this is a bit cathartic and I apologize in advance for the length. It is my sincere hope that these efforts in exposing this sham of a company will be successful, saving others from Mediation.com's fraudulent practices and gross misrepresentations.

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Gerald Phillips, Attorney & Philanthropist, Passes Away at 90

(10/21/15)Mediate.com

Gerald F. Phillips, attorney, ethicist and philanthropist, passed away on October 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA surrounded by his devoted family. He was 90 years of age. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 1:00pm at Hillside Memorial Park in Los Angeles, CA

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