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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 mediators in Florida and Alabama and the mediation services we offer.

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Whether your case is a 90-pound weakling or a sumo wrestler, there are ways to find leverage and gain and maintain tactical advantage in negotiations during the mediation process. Attendees of this Webinar -- presented by Upchurch Watson White & Max Principal Kimberly Sands and Shareholder Richard Lord -- learned how to prepare for and participate in mediation with an an intention of keeping the upper hand. We have updated The Florida Bar CLE credit for this presentation, and that information is included in the video.

 
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Lawrence Kolin has a distinguished career in Alternative Dispute Resolution. He has been a professional neutral for over 15 years and has served as an arbitrator, mediator, and as a General Magistrate in the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida. Through his bar association work he chaired the effort to modernize Florida Civil Procedure Rules to include E-Discovery. He has also been a member of the faculty at the Advanced Judicial College, Bench Bar conference, and The Masters Conference for Legal Professionals. You may have seen his articles in the Orange County Bar Association Briefs. He is also the author of the officially listed ABA Journal "Blawg" Orlando Mediator (www.abajournal.com/blawg/Orlando_Mediator).
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Mediator/Arbitrator Lawrence Kolin of Upchurch Watson White & Max has continued to examine the evolving news accounts about arbitration and to speak on the current state of affairs. Join him on Thursday, March 30, for all the latest on arbitration. He will speak at the Orange County Bar Association in downtown Orlando from noon to 1 p.m., offering attendees 1.0 credit of general CLE (Continuing Legal Education) through The Florida Bar.
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Mediation topics will play a big part in a timely "Professionalism in Negotiation" seminar presented by the Professionalism & Business Law Committees of the Orange County Bar Association. Two mediators with Upchurch Watson White & Max, Howard R. Marsee and Lawrence Kolin, will speak for the program, subtitled "Transactions, Litigation and Mediation," at the bar association's downtown center Thursday, Feb. 16.
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