According to APFM President-elect Michael Aurit, "APFM believes in the importance of honoring those leaders in the family mediation field whose work continues to significantly impact the field. Jim's contribution to the field embodies the spirit of this award. Jim's pioneering work as a divorce mediator, decades of training family mediators, innovative work as CEO of Mediate.com, and ongoing support of APFM calls for recognition and celebration."
The following is APFM's official description of the Outstanding Mediator award:
“The APFM Outstanding Professional Family Mediator Award is presented annually to a professional family mediator who is a leader and innovator in the family mediation field and whose imaginative ideas and approaches to mediation, dispute resolution system design, and/or public awareness, advance the practice of family mediation. The recipient has developed unique concepts or techniques that have addressed challenges in mediation, or improved the quality of family mediation services. The recipient demonstrates excellence in professional family mediation and outstanding personal qualities that mirror the highest level of professional standards, including integrity, trustworthiness, and genuinely caring for others."
Jim's articles are available HERE.
The APFM Website is HERE.