Mediator/arbitrator Howard R. Marsee, who is based in Upchurch Watson White & Max’s Maitland/Orlando, Fla., office, began his term of service on The Florida Bar’s Standing Committee on Professionalism in early July 2014. “As strange as it seems, I am serving on the Young Lawyers Working Group,” Howard said wryly. “This is a sub-committee (not all are young) that creates and presents professionalism education and CLE programs for law students and young lawyers.” Howard, who lives in Oviedo, will serve until 2017.Read More ›
Robert A. Cole, a shareholder with Upchurch Watson White & Max who is based in Jacksonville — but who travels all over Florida to mediate — made a few personal appearances that were not mediations over the last several weeks. First, Bob participated in a panel with two circuit judges and two other mediators discussing trial issues unique to construction law cases. The Jacksonville Bar Association Construction Law Committee presented the discussion at the end of May.Read More ›
Brad Wash, a shareholder with Upchurch Watson White & Max, will speak about avoiding impasse in mediation’s early going on Saturday, June 14, at the Alabama Association for Justice’s Sun & Stars Annual Convention.
His brief talk on the assigned subject of “When the Shells Are Far Apart — The Nuts Come Out” will highlight best practices for litigators who are shepherding their clients through the mediation process. It is part of ALAJ’s new “rapid fire format.”Read More ›
UWWM shareholder Robert Cole recently spoke for a 50-minute session, labeled “Circuit Civil Ethical Considerations,” for the seventh annual N.E. Florida CME Seminar for Mediators, which was planned and presented by The Jacksonville Bar Association’s ADR Practitioners Committee. The annual event began seven years ago, “when we started realizing that Miami, Orlando and Tampa were about the only places within the state where you could get the required (Continuing Mediator Education),” said John J. “Jake” Schickel, a founding partner of Coker, Schickel, Sorenson & Posgay of Jacksonville, and an organizer and founder of the seminar. “It’s still going strong,” he said. “About 40 attend each year. … Robert Cole was a perfect person to ask to become involved…Read More ›
The registration deadline — Tuesday, June 3, 2014 — is rapidly approaching for the seventh annual N.E. Florida CME Seminar for Mediators, where UWWM shareholder Robert Cole will present a 50-minute session labeled “Circuit Civil Ethical Considerations.” He is scheduled to speak at 12:50 p.m. Thursday, June 5, in the middle of the day planned and presented by The Jacksonville Bar Association’s ADR Practitioners Committee. The seminar begins with on-site registration at 8:30 a.m., includes breakfast and lunch, and ends at 4:30 p.m. at Florida Coastal School of Law, 8787 Baypine Road. For more information about the program and registration, please visit www.jaxbar.org/register-event/?events_id=94 or call (904) 399-4486. Mr. Cole’s presentation is titled “The Right Way to Do the…Read More ›
“Success in Negotiation and Mediation” will be the topic when our shareholder Kimberly Sands joins hosts Stephan Futeral and Tina Willis at 4 p.m. EDT Monday for “Legally Speaking,” a Google+ Hangout On Air. If you have been curious about Google+, attending the “Hangout” will be a great introduction. The hosts are both attorneys pioneering Google+ to discover its online networking and possible SEO advantages. Or, if you’d like to know how to better represent your client during negotiation and mediation, this is the Hangout for you. It’s easy; just click here at 4 p.m. EDT Monday, May 12.Read More ›