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Mediator Ricardo Cata a Recent Speaker in Mexico City

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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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Florida Mediator Robert A. Cole

Jax Bar ADR Committee Presents 8th Annual CME Seminar

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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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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

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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: http://smu.gs/1GmwTcg.

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Florida mediator Ricardo Cata

Mediator Ricardo Cata at Home in Miami

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Mediator Ricardo Cata‘s heart has been in Miami for a long time, and now his residence is, too. He and his wife, Ani, have finally completed a move from Boca Raton to a Miami condominium unit that overlooks Biscayne Bay. From a professional standpoint, his move was important in the growth of an important practice area: commercial cross-border disputes. From a personal perspective, the Catas are now much closer to family. Additionally, Ricardo has announced that, although he will continue to mediate wherever his clients desire, his practice will now be based at Upchurch Watson White & Max’s Miami office in Suite 420 of the Biscayne Building, 19 West Flagler Street, near the Dade County Courthouse and downtown…

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Mediator/Arbitrator Art Hanes Speaks for Appellate Mediation Program

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Mediator Arthur J. Hanes, Jr. recently spoke for the Alabama Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution’s 2015 Appellate Mediation Training program. Art, who is based at Upchurch Watson White & Max’s Birmingham office, took part in a 90-minute panel discussion as part of the daylong session. The Alabama Center for ADR/Supreme Court Commission on Dispute Resolution described it as a program highlight: “A panel of expert appellate mediators spent an hour and a half sharing their experiences and taking questions.” Twenty-eight mediators attended the session. For more information, click here. The Alabama Center for Dispute Resolution, Inc. is a non-profit corporation organized to “develop, implement, administer, assist, and manage alternative dispute resolution (ADR) programs in the courts,…

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Florida Mediator Robert A. Cole

Mediator Bob Cole Celebrates Big Brothers/Sisters Centennial

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Florida Mediator Robert A. Cole, a longtime supporter and board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida, encourages all to attend the organization’s April 9, 2015, celebration of 100 years of serving youth. “It all started in 1904 when a young New York court clerk named Ernest Coulter was seeing more and more boys come through his courtroom,” event planners say. “He recognized that caring adults could help many of these kids stay out of trouble, and he set out to find volunteers. That marked the beginning of the Big Brothers movement.” Simultaneously, the Ladies of Charity were befriending girls who also had come through the New York Children’s Court. The group they formed later became…

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