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Jim Melamed Selected For First APFM Outstanding Mediator Award

After a nominations process open to all Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) members, Jim Melamed, Mediate.com CEO, was selected to receive APFM’s first “APFM Outstanding Professional Family Mediator Award.” The award was presented to Jim at the recent 2018 APFM Conference in San Diego.

According to APFM President-elect Michael Aurit, “APFM believes in the importance of honoring those leaders in the family mediation field whose work continues to significantly impact the field. Jim’s contribution to the field embodies the spirit of this award. Jim’s pioneering work as a divorce mediator, decades of training family mediators, innovative work as CEO of Mediate.com, and ongoing support of APFM calls for recognition and celebration.”

The following is APFM’s official description of the Outstanding Mediator award:

“The APFM Outstanding Professional Family Mediator Award is presented annually to a professional family mediator who is a leader and innovator in the family mediation field and whose imaginative ideas and approaches to mediation, dispute resolution system design, and/or public awareness, advance the practice of family mediation. The recipient has developed unique concepts or techniques that have addressed challenges in mediation, or improved the quality of family mediation services. The recipient demonstrates excellence in professional family mediation and outstanding personal qualities that mirror the highest level of professional standards, including integrity, trustworthiness, and genuinely caring for others.”

Jim’s articles are available HERE.

The APFM Website is HERE.

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Academy of Professional Family Mediators

Members of the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM) provide mediation services to families facing decisions involving separation, divorce or marital dissolution, child custody, parenting, visitation, property division, wills and estates, elder care, spouse support or alimony, child support, family business, pre-nuptial agreements, and many other disputes, conflicts or issues… MORE >

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James Melamed, J.D.

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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Michael Aurit

Michael Aurit helps aspiring and experienced mediators reach their greatest potential. He is a nationally respected professional mediator, prominent mediation trainer, and inspiring thought leader. As Director and Co-Founder of The Aurit Center for Divorce Mediation in Arizona, he has helped thousands of people resolve their divorce and child custody… MORE >

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