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APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR Sponsor National Mediation Policy Act! (05/17/19)
The APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR have joined's groundbreaking efforts to set America on a better path by sponsoring the "National Mediation Policy Act" (NMPA). The Act declares a national policy favoring voluntary mediation over disputes being litigated, remaining unresolved or resulting in violence.

How to Get the Most from (11/20/18)
This PDF presentation reviews the major sections of, including content, resources, getting cases and services.

In Memorium: Perri Ellen Mayes, Leading Milwaukee Mediator - 1960 - 2018 (03/04/18)
Perri Ellen Mayes passed peacefully on March 1, 2018, after a short illness, which she battled with grace and courage.

In Memory of Tim Pownall, 1948-2016 (10/11/16)
Our friend and colleague, Tim Pownall, passed away October 9, 2016 Tim was a gifted teacher and a committed peacemaker–known for his dedicated work in reconciliation and thoughtful, constructive dispute resolution through initiatives like the PACIS Project for Interfaith Dialogue.

Second Edition of the Electronic Guide to Federal Procurement Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) (05/25/16)
Welcome to the Second Edition of the Electronic Guide to Federal Procurement Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

How to Get the Most Out of for Free (04/13/16) offers a remarkable set of resources and opportunities. Here is how you can get the most out of without paying a dime. Offers New Responsive Site (11/10/15)
With over 40% of website traffic now on phones, we are proud to announce our new mobile friendly website. Our new site brings each and every Mediate feature to your phone and tablet (as well as your computer). Critically, Mediate's new site also brings our geographically sensitive marketing features to all devices.

Gerald Phillips, Attorney & Philanthropist, Passes Away at 90 (10/21/15)
Gerald F. Phillips, attorney, ethicist and philanthropist, passed away on October 19, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA surrounded by his devoted family. He was 90 years of age. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2015 at 1:00pm at Hillside Memorial Park in Los Angeles, CA

Why Caseload Manager? (10/15/15)
Caseload Manager is the world's leading online case management system for mediation programs and practitioners. Here is a quick article and slide show explaining why.

Update on Mediator Certification Program (10/08/15) offers our Mediator Certification Program for trained and experienced mediators. Our program is based upon full disclosure of mediator qualifications. Please consider becoming a Certified Mediator at

Melvin Alvin Max Rubin (08/17/15)
On August 12th, 2015, Mel Rubin passed away. All who knew him are deeply saddened by his loss. Also see

Mediate is Top Ranked Mediation Website (02/04/14) is ranked the top mediation and dispute resolution website by Alexa in its February 1, 2014 global website rankings. In business since 1996, has over 15,000 searchable mediation articles, blog posts, news items and videos. also hosts the most used mediator directory and offers mobile friendly website development, professional promotional services and cloud-based case management systems. Featured Blogs Policies (01/14/14)
This policy statement governs the selection and operation of Featured Blogs.

Announcing Three New Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Websites (05/22/13)
Resourceful Internet Solutions, Inc. (RIS) and our flagship sites and are proud to announce the launch of three new online dispute resolution websites at:

The world of online dispute resolution is growing rapidly and at an accelerating pace based both upon purely online initiatives and because all mediators and arbitrators are now "online mediators and arbitrators." We all now use the internet extensively in nearly every case. We hope and trust that you will gain great value from our new ODR websites.

Matt Phillips Is New NAFCM Executive Director (04/30/13)
Please welcome Matt Phillips as NAFCM’s new Executive Director. Matt’s most recent role was as director of the Volunteers of America Dispute Resolution Center in Everett, Washington. He was also the Chair-person for the Resolution Washington’s statewide legislative committee that was involved in raising over $12 million for conflict resolution. on Target to Reach 5 Million 2013 Visitor Sessions (03/06/13)
In his annual report, Jim Melamed announces that, the world’s most visited mediation web site, is on schedule to achieve 5 million visitor sessions during 2013. Jim compares Mediate’s deep roots and contributions to the ADR industry to the emergence of questionable “opaque” directory services. Mediate’s 2013 Conference Schedule is also listed.

NY: Gov Cuomo Assigns AAA To Mediate Hurricane Sandy Disputes (02/25/13)
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on February 25, 2013 that the Department of Financial Services has established a voluntary mediation process for homeowners disputing their insurance claims or dissatisfied with denials of their claims arising from Storm Sandy. “Mediation offers a speedy, low-cost resolution of insurance claims for homeowners who are unable to reach agreement with their homeowners’ insurance companies on claims from Storm Sandy,” Governor Cuomo said. “It is also much less expensive for insurers than litigation, so it’s a win for everyone.” Announces Process & Professional Selection Tool (01/26/13) is proud to announce our ADR Process & Professional Selection Too. The Selection Tool allows users of dispute resolution services to propose an ADR process and one or more professionals to "the other side." The other party is then able to respond either by selecting one of the proposed professionals, or by proposing another process or set of professionals. The Selection Tool is now a part of every Directory search.

"Face to Face" Explores Restorative Justice - Jan. 9 & 10 Screenings in LA (01/02/13)
The award-winning film “Face to Face” will screen on January 9 and 10 in Southern California. The Australian drama deals with the concept of restorative justice, in which a mediator is appointed to resolve conflicts and legal issues. Plaintiff and defendant confront each other in a controlled, guided situation. The benefits of such an approach are obvious: Swift justice, rather than a costly protracted trial in the criminal court system: Good for the plaintiff, good for the defendant, good for the taxpaying public.

Announcing University (12/19/12) is thrilled to bring our extensive library of video courses and resources to you now by online video streaming. This means that you are now able to enjoy our fine courses and resources immediately, at any location, and at a meaningfully lower price. There is no more convenient or affordable way to take care of your continuing education needs.

Roger Fisher (1922-2012) (08/29/12)
Roger Fisher, a pioneer in the field of negotiation and the co-founder of the Harvard Negotiation Project, died on August 25, 2012. A professor at Harvard Law School for more than four decades, Fisher established negotiation and conflict resolution as a field deserving academic study.

Have You Seen The Movie? (06/28/12), the most visited dispute resolution website on the planet, has released a new 3 minute video that explains how's online services help mediators get business. Launches and Five Additional ADR Directories (06/25/12) is pleased to announce the launch of and are also now joined by five additional ADR Directories!

Guidelines for the Submission of Articles to (02/04/12) accepts high quality articles on mediation and dispute resolution. Articles are accepted for review on an ongoing basis.

Ray Shonholtz: Visionary and Model (01/10/12)
It was during the time of Ray Shonholtz transitioning from being the founding director of San Francisco Community Mediation Boards to his founding Partners for Democratic Change that Ray and we worked together. Ray was interested in my thoughts on technology and organizing. He wanted to know how we could help the emerging Eastern European Republics, fresh on the heels of the Soviet Union crumbling. What resulted was the opportunity of a lifetime.

Peter Adler Honored by The Keystone Center (12/14/11)
After serving as President of The Keystone Center for a decade, Peter Adler is soon leaving to return to Hawaii. An unauthorized, somewhat scandalous video honoring Peter for his service to Keystone and the world has leaked out and is "must see." This is a touching tribute to one of the world's true leaders, Peter Adler. Celebrates the 400th Issue of The Weekly (10/12/11) is pleased to celebrate the 400th issue of The Weekly by offering these Testimonials. With 2012, enters our 17th year!

National Provider Listing Now Available at (05/16/11) is now making available a National Provider Listing in the Directory. With your National Provider Listing, your organization is displayed prominently in the search results for every U.S. state search. There is no better way to reach the entire U.S. population!

A Passing of the Editorial Torch (03/01/11)
After a decade of exemplary service, John Ford, Managing Editor of, is passing the editorial torch to Clare Fowler effective March 1, 2011. Publishes 300th Issue of Weekly (11/10/09)
On November 10, 2009, publishes the 300th issue of The Weekly. The Weekly began as a "monthly" in 1997 under the guidance of Founding Editor John Helie and over time became a bi-weekly and then weekly publication under the leadership of Editors John Ford and Jim Melamed. The Weekly offers's latest articles, news, blogs and resources and is available for Free. Over 15 years, more than 1,000 authors have contributed to The Weekly.'s Job Posting Policy (11/01/07)
Here are details on our job posting policy and answers to your related questions.

Jim Melamed Receives 2007 Haynes Award from ACR (10/30/07)
Jim Melamed, former AFM Executive Director and co-Founder of, received the 2007 John Haynes Award from the Association for Conflict Resolution at ACR's recent Phoenix Conference. Celebrates 200th Newsletter (09/05/07) is thrilled to celebrate the 200th issue of The Newsletter. We hope that you agree that this is a notable accomplishment. This article summarizes our accomplishments and includes links to leading resources and some pretty amazing Testimonials. Celebrates Ten Years of Development (12/08/05)
What do you get when a bunch of talented and motivated people dedicate themselves for 10 years to growing mediation with the Internet? The answer is: Here is a quick summary of what has accomplished in its first decade and plans for the future. Shipping & Refund Policies (09/06/05)
Here are shipping policies. Video Series (09/27/04)
The primary purposes of the Video Series are: 1) To create an archive of interviews from the first generation resources in the field. 2) To create a valuable learning resource. 3) To further the discussion of the future of the field. 4) To create a structure for ongoing dialogue. There are two stages envisioned in this project. The first is to interview early practitioners, leaders, and writers who have been instrumental in the formulation of the field. In the second stage, contemporary leaders will be interviewed. Each of the interviews will be 60 to 90 minutes in length. The interviews will be organized and available on DVD and on-line by

Article Duplication Policies (06/17/03)
This article reviews policies for copying and distributing articles and resources. Enters Eighth Year (01/03/03), founded by John Helie and Jim Melamed, began formal operations January 1, 1996. has continued to steadily grow with 2,253,881 documents viewed in 2002. The typical visitor spends nearly 12 minutes at the site.

Privacy Statement (05/01/02) respects the privacy of our visitors. does not collect personal identifying information from our visitors to our website without your consent.

The WWW Main Street of the Future is Here Today (12/20/99)
The Internet and World Wide Web are becoming more important every day, including for mediators and other dispute resolution professionals. Professionals are discovering the web as a means of reaching out to clients and other professionals. In short time, we will be having confidential, ongoing, decision-making meetings on the web. Featured Blogs
Listed below are Featured Blogs. Current Blog Postings are located at