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Membership is limited to mediators of commercial disputes and other individuals who have met the criteria for membership as established by the Board of Governors in its sole discretion from time to time. Membership is by invitation only.  Prospective members must first attend an Academy conference within one year prior to their nomination.  The nomination must be sponsored by one current member of the Board of Directors and one Distinguished Fellow or Life Fellow in good standing. Membership may be terminated for any reason at any time by a majority vote of the Board of Governors. Admission to the Academy shall not create any property right or other entitlement. In addition to the personal qualifications of a nominee for membership, admissions may be limited by such factors as the size of the organization, geographic diversity and other appropriate considerations as the Board of Governors shall determine in its sole discretion. 

Commercial disputes includes a variety of business or economic conflicts as distinct from family, community, political or public policy disputes. The Board of Governors shall be the final arbiter of admission criteria.

For more information on membership send an email to Renee Levine, Executive Director