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Mediation 20/20 Conference – Day 3 Video

Day 3

Envisioning Mediation for a New Generation – Where Should We Go?

Technology and New Generational Expectations

Panel Participants:

  • John Helie
  • Ethan Katsh
  • Chris LaHatte
  • Chittu Nagarajan
  • Dan Rainey
  • Amy Schmitz
  • Morenike Obi-Farinde
  • Tania Sourdin
  • Leah Wing
  • Sukhsimranjit Singh
  • Bruce Edwards

Moving Forward – How Do We Get There?

Panel Participants:

  • Jim Melamed – PDF: Selling Mediation in a Digital World
  • Michael Aurit – Reaching out to other practices
  • Sam Imperati – Certification
  • Donna Silverberg – Mentoring
  • John Sturrock – Increasing acceptance of ODR
  • Prabha Sankaranarayan – Increasing diversity
  • Manon Schonewille – Reaching out to local and national facilitators


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 25-year tenure,… MORE >

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