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Promote your professional practice in the largest worldwide ADR directory for free

by Jim Melamed
June 2008 Jim Melamed

Thank you for being a part of our community. is now, for the first time, offering a free Basic Membership.
Importantly, Basic Membership provides a listing in our field-wide ADR professional directory and a steady flow of valuable information from
Obtain a Basic Membership

Our elevated membership is the " Premium Membership." Premium Membership provides you with an elevated and enhanced directory listing, access to all video content, participation in the "stars" Qualifications Disclosure Program, eligibility for liability insurance, and more.

Comparison of Membership Benefits.

All Members can now indicate organizational affiliations, and there is a new "Search by Organization" feature So, for example, you can now search by the ABA DR Section; ACR; ACCTM, AFCC, IAM and many other international, national, and state associations.

We trust that you continue to enjoy the many benefits that provides. We appreciate your continued support and welcome your ongoing ideas for our improvement.

Best wishes,

Jim Melamed, CEO
541 345 1629


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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