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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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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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Mediator Lawrence Kolin posted this likeness of Cher to Facebook: "Cher, complete with Oscar, highlighting our Orange County Legal Aid Society Gala Sponsorship."

UWWM Enjoys Sponsoring OCBA Gala

Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group was a gold sponsor of the recent 2015 OCBA Gala, presented by the Orange County Bar Association for the benefit of the Legal Aid Society and the Orange County Bar Foundation. Also known as the “attorney prom,” the event brought out the photographer in several attendees. The Cher photo was originally posted by Boehm & Boehm Forensic Media Consulting, and the company offers this link to look at all of the photos:

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Mediator Richard B. Lord Becomes Fellow of American Bar Foundation

Mediator Richard B. Lord, a shareholder with Upchurch Watson White & Max, has accepted a nomination to become a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Mr. Lord has been with the mediation group since 1999, and he mediates and arbitrates cases nationwide. The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is an honorary organization of lawyers, judges, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.

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