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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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Florida mediator Robert A. Cole and civil trial lawyer Rutledge R. Liles use a series of hypothetical ethical dilemmas arising during the mediation of a “typical” personal injury case to explore what the law says, what guidelines advise and how to apply these standards to practice during mediation. Registrants for this 2014 Webinar received a link to the hypothetical case ( so they could learn all about the boutique agricultural litigation law firm Maters, Taters, Cukes & Lopes’ action against Vibra-Glow Fertilizers, Inc. Viewing this Webinar recording will make you eligible for 1.5 hours Florida Bar CLE Credits:
1.5 General
1.5 Ethics
until 3/16/2016

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Shareholder Richard Lord

It’s a Wrap, Seattle

Interested in teaching, learning, or networking with diverse alternative dispute resolution practitioners, educators, and consumers of ADR? Join the ABA Dispute Resolution Section at it’s 18th Annual Spring Conference in New York next April.

Last week, our host city, Seattle, was the perfect backdrop for current and future leaders in the diverse world of ADR to interact and network; the city perfectly reflects the innovative and vibrant Pacific Northwest.

Plenaries, committee meetings, the Legal Educators Colloquium, and Symposium on ADR in the Courts joined the Finals of the National Advocacy in Mediation Competition, the awards luncheon, and dozens of practical, provocative and forward-looking conference sessions.

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Florida Mediator Robert A. Cole

Jax Bar ADR Committee Presents 8th Annual CME Seminar

Bob Cole, Upchurch Watson White & Max shareholder and chair of the ADR Practitioners Committee of The Jacksonville Bar, reports success for the annual Northeast Florida CME Seminar on May 14, 2015. He says about 40 mediators attended the sessions at Florida Coastal School of Law, beginning at 8:30 a.m. Bob revived a favorite UWWM presentation for his afternoon session discussing the ethical consideration that face mediators, attorneys and parties; it had a “Gilligan’s Island” theme and was titled “It Was Just a Three-Hour Tour.”

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Florida mediator Ricardo Cata

Prominent Mexican Law School, ICC Mexico Invite Ricardo Cata to Speak on U.S. and International Mediation Practices

Mexico City’s Escuela Libre de Derecho will host Mr. Cata, a Miami-based mediator with Upchurch Watson White & Max, as he speaks on the growth of international commercial mediation in relation to international arbitration at a three-day conference presented by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Mexico. He will follow up by addressing a graduate program about U.S. and international mediation and mediation of insurance-related cases.

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