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Upchurch, Watson, White & Max is a Florida and Alabama based professional association of mediators. Our team of conflict resolution specialists practice in a wide range of alternative dispute resolution disciplines. Specific areas of practice include business mediation, corporate mediation, commercial mediation, arbitration and more. We also offer niche services such as multi-party, complex, malpractice and class action mediation. Please explore our site to learn more about our Florida mediators and the mediation services we offer.

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Florida mediator Richard Lord of Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group discusses with LaShawnda Jackson of Rumberger Kirk & Caldwell how to talk with clients about what is going on in the other room during mediation. Later this month, Richard also is talking on this very subject at greater length in a Webinar that offers free CLE. To register, please go to https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/150798322

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Leaving a Trail

When you participate in a mediation as a party, advocate or neutral, you leave a trail. The trail an attorney or party creates within a particular mediation can be used to determine your goal or preferred path to reach that goal. Of course, signs can be interpreted correctly or incorrectly, and goals can change as progress is made or remains elusive. The trail I have in mind, though, is the one you extend each time you mediate, that incorporates your steps and methods within each mediation of which you are a part.

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Sandy Upchurch Will Speak for Law Students on Professionalism in Mediation

Mediator Sandy Upchurch will give a presentation at Florida Coastal Law School in Jacksonville on professionalism in mediation on Monday, April 14, 2014. She will speak to Practical Professionalism students at the invitation of Duval County Judge Pauline Drake, who is an adjunct professor at the law school. The class, composed of second- and third-year law students, will learn about preparing clients for mediation and properly managing their expectations at mediation, and about productive and counter-productive behaviors Ms. Upchurch has encountered at mediation. She will give advice on how to present one’s self at mediation to give the client the best opportunity to settle the case. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to address students on the…

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Florida Mediator Sandy Upchurch on Orange County Bar Association Bench Bar Panel

Sandy Upchurch, mediation panelist for Upchurch Watson White & Max, will serve on a panel for the upcoming Orange County Bar Association Bench Bar Conference. She will appear from 1:40 to 2:30 p.m Friday, April 11, 2014, to discuss how lawyers can best use PowerPoint and other presentation aids.

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