Jim has been a volunteer mediator for our county-funded community mediation program since October, 2013. During his tenure with our program, he has completed 21 cases, mostly as a lead mediator. Most, but not all, of these cases have been family law cases, often referred to our program from county Child Support Services. Without Jim's assistance, many of these parties would not have the benefit of mediation to help them resolve their child support and parenting issues. Seventeen of Jim's cases have gone to mediation, and agreements were reached by the parties in 70% of them. This high agreement percentage is a tribute to Jim's skills as a mediator and evidence of his empathy for the needs of the parties in a very trying time in their lives. As Director of this program, I can say that I value Jim highly as a volunteer, I respect his skills, and hope that he remains with our program for a very long time. Although I know Jim is a skilled attorney, I also highly recommend him as a mediator. As further evidence of Jim's concern for our community, he has also served with me on our judicial district Access to Justice Committee and has been personally involved in the Committee's outreach efforts to bring real justice to more of our citizens. I am happy to have the opportunity to testify to the skills Jim brings to his role as a mediator. I am pleased to give him a very high rating and commend him to anyone who is considering him as a mediator for their dispute.