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by Jim Melamed
September 2012

Also see: "BBB Complaints Against"

Jim Melamed

Please understand that there is NO affiliation whatsoever between, founded in 1996, and a directory business called ""

The other business does not display who is behind the business (likely due to other fraud allegations and no mediation expertise.) They also do not display their prices.

If you review the linked materials, you will quickly become familiar with their sales techniques, their misappropriation of 1000s of ADR professional names (relaying those intended contacts to their paying clients) and their inappropriate indication of a relationship with, all despite two Cease and Desist Demands that this behavior stop.

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Jim Melamed co-founded in 1996 and served as CEO of through June 2020 (25 years).  During Jim's tenure, received the American Bar Association's 2010 Institutional Problem Solver Award.  Before, 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's undergraduate degree is in psychology from Stanford University and his law degree is from the University of Oregon.

Jim has received the following awards: The Oregon Mediation Association's 2003 Award for Excellence; The Oregon State Bar's 2006 Sidney Lezak Award of Excellence; The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) 2007 John Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award; The 2012 Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) "Getting To Yes" Award; The APFM's first Outstanding Mediator Award (2018); and the Oregon Mediation Association's 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award.

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