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Featured Mediator Program

by John Helie, Jim Melamed is pleased to announce a new Featured Mediator Program for mediators with MediatorDirect listings. For more about MediatorDirect, see

Benefits of the Program

This program will support your Internet marketing efforts in two important ways:

(1) Improvement of Mediator Web Sites

John Helie provides, at no additional cost, individual advice and consulting support to MediatorDirect clients.

(2) Increased Marketing Exposure

We will provide an image of each featured web site, on a rotating basis, on the home page and several other high traffic locations throughout

How to Be a Part of the Program

The Featured Web Site Program is a free program for MediatorDirect clients. If you have questions about the program, please contact Jim Melamed at


As a co-founder of (1996), John Helie extended his commitment to dispute resolution and the Internet. John earlier founded ConflictNet in 1988 as a communication forum and information sharing network for the Conflict Resolution Practitioners community. A trained mediator and facilitator, John pioneered work with online conflict and communication from the earliest days of the Internet.

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.