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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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Viewers will learn about wide-ranging rules under the topic of attendance and authority at mediation. Presenters A. Michelle Jernigan, Lawrence Kolin and Dominic Brandy, all mediators with Upchurch Watson White & Max, are effective speakers in the areas of mediation certificates of authority and local rules and use of technology for attendance. They engaged the audience and inspired conversation and questions on the related topics when the Webinar was presented Feb. 19, 2015. Watching this recording is just as good for earning CLE until Aug. 16, 2016.

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Florida Mediator Michelle Jernigan

Jury Duty With a Mediator Mindset, Part 6: Conclusion

Not only did I have the opportunity to see how a jury values a particular case, but also I gained insight into their thinking and decision making. Some of my assumptions were shaken; others were confirmed. I was concerned about the actual size of the pothole. This jury recognized that it was large enough to cause the damage complained of, so conflicts in testimony regarding the size did not bother them. This jury did not concern itself with minor inconsistencies in testimony, whereas my legal mind did. This jury did not seek to distinguish between symptoms from prior injuries and this one, whereas I did. This jury did not fall prey to the adage that juries are emotional and unpredictable. This jury saw through expert witnesses who were not credible. This jury did have sympathy for the plaintiff, but did not seek to punish the defendant.

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Florida mediator Ricardo Cata

Mediator Ricardo Cata a Recent Speaker in Mexico City

Ricardo J. Cata, bilingual mediator with Upchurch Watson White & Max, was a speaker on June 4, 2015, at a mediation seminar held by the ICC Mexico, at the Escuela Libre de Derecho, Mexico City. The seminar, from June 3 to 5, was titled “Taller Practico: Mediación, Dispute Boards y Peritage: Otros Caminos Para Resolver Conflictos”.

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Four UWWM Mediators to Share Vexing Situations With Colleagues at DRC Conference

Four mediators from Upchurch Watson White & Max will present two 75-minute workshops to at least 100 colleagues at the 23rd annual conference of the Florida Dispute Resolution Center on Friday and Saturday. They are drawing on decades of experience to flesh out their program, “How Do You Deal With This? Ethical Dilemmas and Practical Quandaries During Mediation.”

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