APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR Sponsor National Mediation Policy Act!
The APFM, NAFCM, MBB & ACR have joined Mediate.com'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 Mediate.com
This PDF presentation reviews the major sections of Mediate.com, including content, resources, getting cases and Mediate.com services.
In Memorium: Perri Ellen Mayes, Leading Milwaukee Mediator - 1960 - 2018
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
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)
Welcome to the Second Edition of the Electronic Guide to Federal Procurement Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).
How to Get the Most Out of Mediate.com for Free
Mediate.com offers a remarkable set of resources and opportunities. Here is how you can get the most out of Mediate.com without paying a dime.
Mediate.com Offers New Responsive Site
With over 40% of Mediate.com 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
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?
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 Mediate.com Mediator Certification Program
Mediate.com offers our Mediator Certification Program for trained and experienced mediators. Our program is based upon full disclosure of mediator qualifications. Please consider becoming a Mediate.com Certified Mediator at www.mediate.com/Certification.
Melvin Alvin Max Rubin
On August 12th, 2015, Mel Rubin passed away. All who knew him are deeply saddened by his loss. Also see www.mediate.com/Memorials.
Mediate is Top Ranked Mediation Website
Mediate.com is ranked the top mediation and dispute resolution website by Alexa in its February 1, 2014 global website rankings. In business since 1996, Mediate.com has over 15,000 searchable mediation articles, blog posts, news items and videos. Mediate.com also hosts the most used mediator directory and offers mobile friendly website development, professional promotional services and cloud-based case management systems.
Mediate.com Featured Blogs Policies
This policy statement governs the selection and operation of Mediate.com Featured Blogs.
Announcing Three New Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Websites
Resourceful Internet Solutions, Inc. (RIS) and our flagship sites Mediate.com and Arbitrate.com 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
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.
Mediate.com on Target to Reach 5 Million 2013 Visitor Sessions
In his annual report, Jim Melamed announces that Mediate.com, 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
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.”
Mediate.com Announces Process & Professional Selection Tool
Mediate.com 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 Mediate.com Directory search.
"Face to Face" Explores Restorative Justice - Jan. 9 & 10 Screenings in LA
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 Mediate.com University
Mediate.com 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)
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 Mediate.com Movie?
Mediate.com, the most visited dispute resolution website on the planet, has released a new 3 minute video that explains how Mediate.com's online services help mediators get business.
Mediate.com Launches Arbitrate.com and Five Additional ADR Directories
Mediate.com is pleased to announce the launch of Arbitrate.com. Mediate.com and Arbitrate.com are also now joined by five additional ADR Directories!
Guidelines for the Submission of Articles to Mediate.com
Mediate.com accepts high quality articles on mediation and dispute resolution. Articles are accepted for review on an ongoing basis.
Ray Shonholtz: Visionary and Model
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
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.
Mediate.com Celebrates the 400th Issue of The Mediate.com Weekly
Mediate.com is pleased to celebrate the 400th issue of The Mediate.com Weekly by offering these Testimonials. With 2012, Mediate.com enters our 17th year!
National Provider Listing Now Available at Mediate.com
Mediate.com is now making available a National Provider Listing in the Mediate.com 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 Mediate.com Editorial Torch
After a decade of exemplary service, John Ford, Managing Editor of Mediate.com, is passing the Mediate.com editorial torch to Clare Fowler effective March 1, 2011.
Mediate.com Publishes 300th Issue of Mediate.com Weekly
On November 10, 2009, Mediate.com publishes the 300th issue of The Mediate.com Weekly. The Mediate.com 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 Mediate.com's latest articles, news, blogs and resources and is available for Free. Over 15 years, more than 1,000 authors have contributed to The Mediate.com Weekly.
Mediate.com's Job Posting Policy
Here are details on our job posting policy and answers to your related questions.
Jim Melamed Receives 2007 Haynes Award from ACR
Jim Melamed, former AFM Executive Director and co-Founder of Mediate.com, received the 2007 John Haynes Award from the Association for Conflict Resolution at ACR's recent Phoenix Conference.
Mediate.com Celebrates 200th Newsletter
Mediate.com is thrilled to celebrate the 200th issue of The Mediate.com 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.
Mediate.com Celebrates Ten Years of Development
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: Mediate.com. Here is a quick summary of what Mediate.com has accomplished in its first decade and plans for the future.
Mediate.com Shipping & Refund Policies
Here are Mediate.com shipping policies.
Mediate.com Video Series
The primary purposes of the Mediate.com 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 Mediate.com.
Article Duplication Policies
This article reviews policies for copying and distributing Mediate.com articles and resources.
Mediate.com Enters Eighth Year
Mediate.com, founded by John Helie and Jim Melamed, began formal operations January 1, 1996. Mediate.com has continued to steadily grow with 2,253,881 documents viewed in 2002. The typical Mediate.com visitor spends nearly 12 minutes at the site.
respects the privacy of our visitors. Mediate.com 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
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.
Mediate.com Featured Blogs
Listed below are Mediate.com Featured Blogs. Current Blog Postings are located at www.mediate.com/Blogs.