Mediation Today Expanded is pleased to announce the expansion of Mediation Today, our daily news feature. The purpose of Mediation Today is to highlight the daily use and importance of constructive negotiation, mediation and conflict management in our world.

Our Mediation Today Archive, already with over 5,000 entries, is located at Be sure to see the new Mediation Today Search System at the top of this page. Technically, we call this news search feature “very cool.” We hope that you agree!

Mediation Today news items are now also included in your search results at the Search Page at To include Mediation Today news items in your search, be sure to check “include News and Blogs.”

Other new aspects of Mediation Today include, in addition to our daily news spotlight at the top of the home page, our now having topical news spotlights on almost all of our section pages . For example, at, we now have not only family & divorce articles, but now also family & divorce news. The same is true for over a dozen other subject matter section pages (see e.g., the workplace, commercial and community section pages).

Also new are focused news spotlights on our geographic section pages . A few examples include:,,, and

We hope that you agree that Mediation Today, with the described news search and spotlight systems, is a valuable addition to, and developments that are effectively in service of our goal of highlighting the daily use and importance of constructive negotiation, mediation and conflict management in our world.


James Melamed, J.D.

Jim Melamed co-founded in 1996 along with John Helie and served as CEO of through June 2020 (25 years).  Jim is currently Board Chair and General Counsel for Resourceful Internet Solutions, Inc. (RIS), home to,, and other leading dispute resolution sites. During Jim's tenure,… MORE >

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