About Online Mediators
Online Mediators is a project of Resourceful Internet Solutions, Inc., and Mediate.com, the world's leading Mediation Resource Center. Mediate.com has been in business since 1996 and is recipient of the American Bar Association 2010 "Problem Solver of the Year Award."
Online Mediators is directed by RIS and Mediate.com CEO, James C. Melamed, J.D. In addition to serving as CEO of Mediate.com since 1996, Jim Melamed is former Executive Director of the Academy of Family Mediators.
Online Mediators is based upon the simple concept that people do not need to physically meet to create agreement.
The reasons that many people choose to mediate remotely include:
- the convenience of not needing to attend physical meetings
- lower cost
- ability to end the mediation
- geographic distance
- less pressure
- less hostility
- greater contemplation