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Jim Melamed Receives 2007 Haynes Award from ACR

Jim Melamed, former Academy of Family Mediators Executive Director and co-Founder of Mediate.com, received the 2007 John Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award from the Association for Conflict Resolution at ACR’s recent 2007 Phoenix Conference.

The John Haynes Distinguished Mediator Award is presented annually to a prominent and internationally recognized leader in mediation who demonstrates personal and professional commitment to finding mediation solutions to conflict while balancing therapeutic and legal perspectives.

John Haynes was a pioneer in the field of family mediation, a respected author and practitioner, an international trainer, and the first president of the Academy of Family Mediators. In keeping with his legacy, the candidate should demonstrate innovation, creativity, and outstanding competence in published writings, training, and practice, maintain personal and professional integrity and respect for others, and embrace a sense of humor and humility about our standing as fallible beings.

Haynes Award Recipient History

2007 – James C. Melamed

2006 – Arnie Shienvold

2005 – Nina Meierding

2004 – Zena D. Zumeta

2003 – Barbara Landau

2002 – Donald T. Saposnek

2001 – Larry S. Fong

2000 – Janet Johnston

1999 – Jay Folberg, J.D.

1998 – John Paul Lederach

1997 – Isolina Ricci

1996 – Marilyn S. McKnight and Stephen K. Erickson

1995 – Raymond Shonholtz

1994 – Hugh McIsaac

1993 – Joan Kelly

1990 – Albie Davis and the Harvard Negotiation Project

1989 – O.J. Coogler (posthumous) and CDR Associates

1988 – John M. Haynes

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James (Jim) Melamed

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

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