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<xTITLE>A Passing of the Editorial Torch </xTITLE>

A Passing of the Editorial Torch

February 2011 ZZZZZ
After a decade of exemplary service, John Ford, Managing Editor of, is passing the editorial torch to Clare Fowler effective March 1, 2011.

John Helie was the first Managing Editor at from 1996 to 2000. John Ford then assumed the editorial helm for a decade. Clare Fowler becomes the third Managing Editor at in 15 years. Jim Melamed, CEO, will continue to assist Clare in publishing The Weekly newsletter which currently has over 11,000 opt-in subscribers.

Through March 1, 2011, has published nearly 6,500 articles, 2900 news items, and 600 videos. Our web site traffic for the past month is shown at and shows over 13,000 daily visitor sessions averaging over 16 minutes. Sections developed by John Ford are shown at Importantly, John also early developed’s Featured Blogs system at A sincere “thank you” to John goes out from everyone at for John’s decade of remarkably reliable and competent service!

Clare Fowler, our new Managing Editor, received her Master's of Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law. Clare also coordinated the career development program for The Straus Institute dispute resolution students. She is currently researching her doctoral dissertation on designing dispute resolution systems that will sustain small businesses. In addition to her editorial duties at, Clare coordinates online case management for programs, agencies and courts.

Guidelines for the submission of articles to are at

Clare Fowler can be reached at


In business since 1996, is the world’s leading mediation and dispute resolution website with over 7 million annual site visitors. serves as a bridge between professionals offering dispute resolution services and individuals and businesses needing those services. was awarded the 2010 American Bar Association Institutional Problem Solver of the Year Award. online services for professionals and programs are described at:  Please begin by joining at Also consider our Featured Mediator Program,  Online Mediation Training and our case management system.

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