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We Remember South Florida Mediator, Arbitrator, Teacher Mel Rubin

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The day after we posted our remembrance, a beautifully written obituary was published by The Miami Herald. For more details about Mr. Rubin’s life, please read it at: http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/herald/obituary.aspx?pid=175508867. We haven’t yet been able to locate an online obituary for Melvin A. “Mel” Rubin, who was known to many on our panel as an attorney for more than 40 years and an ADR practitioner since 1985. Mr. Rubin died earlier this week, and we will post more information about his passing and arrangements as it becomes available. Beyond his impressive resumé — please see The Florida Circuit-Civil Mediator Society bio for details — he made a lasting impression on many UWWM mediators. They recalled: “Mel was a…

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Arbitrator / Mediator Lawrence H. Kolin

It's Time for ABA Blawg 100 Nominations!

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We can’t nominate our own blog or that of anyone affiliated with Upchurch Watson White & Max, but Sunday (Aug. 16, 2015) is the deadline for filing an “Amici” brief, telling the ABA Journal which legal blog deserves to be in its top 100 and why (more information at  abajournal.com/blawgs/blawg100_submit). As our blogs (uww-adr.com/category/blog and uww-adr.com/category/current-news) reflect the work of many, they may not be appropriate for this friendly competition. Instead, we recommend one for your consideration: Orlando Mediator by Lawrence Kolin. Lawrence, who mediates and arbitrates with Upchurch Watson White & Max, has been at this blog business a long time and already is listed in the ABA Journal’s…

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Rosie - grit 2015

UWWM's "Lean In" Group Introduces Grit Program

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Thanks to all who participated in UWWM’s “Lean In”-inspired luncheon on July 29, 2015, at UWWM’s Maitland office. Partner Kimberly Sands and Shareholder Michelle Jernigan presented an introduction to The Grit Project developed by the ABA Section on Litigation, Women in Litigation. Upchurch Watson White & Max is in its second year of CLE programs designed to explore issues of advocacy and professional development for those who wish to improve their litigation skills and the business of practicing law through research, shared experience, and recommended strategies.

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Florida mediator Ricardo Cata

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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