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by Jim Melamed
March 2014 Jim Melamed

After 18 years as CEO of, I know the answer to "Why" Our purpose from the beginning has been to both reflect and drive the development of valuable mediation services on a global scale. Everything we do is about assisting in the growth of the global mediation industry.

Here are some of the leading reasons for your now Joining

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  2. Has The Most Visitors (by far) and Most Used Mediator Directory is the most visited mediation and ADR website on the planet, by far. You can see our monthly visitor statistics at Your membership includes your complete listing at and as many as 7 additional ADR Directories (such as and We offer valuable city lists, mediator search, mediator referral, qualifications disclosure and certification opportunities. is also, by far, the top mediator web site at Google and Bing. Give a mediation search term a whirl!

    In sum, being in the Directory is essential if you want to receive cases via the Internet.

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    A key on the Internet is to not waste your marketing dollar! There is no reason to market to people beyond your geographic service area, be that statewide or more localized. And you are wisest to focus your marketing on your home area markets.

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    The great benefit of these programs is that your information is displayed to every visitor from your area code or state without the visitor needing to do anything except "be" from that area code or state. There is no need for the visitor to do a search or take any action. The system capably "reads" the visitor's geographic "cookies" and makes a most effective presentation of the featured mediators (limited number) for that area.

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  4. Offers Professionals and Programs An Awesome "Mobile Friendly" Web Site System and will take care of your web site needs at a very affordable price.

    We have perfected our web site control system over 18 years! We are very proud of our having now assisted thousands of mediators to have a most capable web presence. I hope that you will let help you to do all the right things soon. See our sample web sites.

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  6. Wait! There's Much More! offers lots more. For example, there is our field-wide Training and Conference Calendar and our MarketPlace. Both offer free listings.

    We also offer More Than A Dozen DVD's of instruction courses, and even more now by online video streaming at University.

    Further, specifically for Civil and Commercial Mediators, we offer our "Mediation News for the 21st Century" Personalized Newsletter Service.

  7. This is What You Get from 18 Years of Steady Capable Development!

    How cool! We have come a long way! Did you know that won the ABA Institutional Problem Solver of the Year Award? Check out the YouTube Award Acceptance Presentation. And, have you seen the Movie? It kind of sums everything up!

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    I hope that you will Join Today!


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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