“Arbitration has been a hot topic this year, whether in the form of coming changes to consumer and class arbitration or developments in cross-border and international agreements,” says mediator and arbitrator Lawrence Kolin, who will speak on the topic from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, June 1, 2016. Gary Salzman, a shareholder at GrayRobinson, P.A., Esq. and Beppy Owen, a partner at Akerman, will join Lawrence to present “Arbitration: An Alternative to Dispute Resolutions,” a complimentary continuing legal education seminar at the Orange County Bar Association Center, 880 N. Orange Ave., Orlando, Fla. “We plan to cover the nuts and bolts of the process, as well as hints in avoiding traps while drafting arbitration provisions at the outset,” Lawrence says.Read More ›
Mediator Michelle Jernigan: From The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division Interview Series 'Balancing in Heels'
The Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division recently posted interviews with legal leaders who gave their advice and insight on “having it all,” finding balance between one’s personal and professional lives, and the importance of civic and professional involvement. We are proud that shareholder A. Michelle Jernigan was selected to contribute. More questions? Call on Michelle at firstname.lastname@example.org or (407) 661-1123. Would you like to reserve a mediation time with Michelle or have her deliver a custom CLE program for your firm? Visit our scheduling page or contact case manager Cathy McCleary (email@example.com). Name: A. Michelle Jernigan Job Title: Shareholder, Upchurch Watson White & Max City: Maitland, Florida Number of Children/Other Dependents: Two children and two…Read More ›
Mediator Robert A. “Bob” Cole co-presented a program on civility and professionalism that was right up his alley on Friday, May 6, 2016. Speaking for the annual Fund Assembly (run by Attorneys’ Title Fund Services LLC) at the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek in Florida, Mr. Cole and the rest of the panel added ethics credit to the conference’s popular CLE lineup, designed for real estate attorneys, legal assistants and title agents.
Michael Rothman of Rothman and Tobin in Miami was the moderator, and Greg Martini of the Coral Gables firm of Sacher, Martini & Sacher P.A. and Harold “Hal” Downing of Downing Law Offices, Winter Park — both Florida real estate attorneys — joined Bob on the panel. Mr. Rothman explained the conference is now in its 52nd year and is part of Attorneys’ Title Fund Services’ promotion and facilitation of the real estate practices of its members, “comprising the vast majority of Florida’s real estate attorneys. Upwards of 1,000 real estate professionals annually attend the Fund Assembly,” he said.Read More ›
For the fourth consecutive year, Upchurch Watson White & Max is sponsoring the major fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida: Bowl for Kids’ Sake. The 2016 effort is set for consecutive Saturdays, April 23 and 30, at Bowl America Southside, 11141 Beach Blvd. in Jacksonville.
Jacksonville-based shareholder and mediator Robert A. “Bob” Cole is a 12-year member of the organization’s board of directors and has solidified the relationship between UWWM and the local Big Brothers Big Sisters. Nationally, BBBS has a longtime association with the legal community, having been founded in 1904 by a court clerk whose New York courtroom had seen a growing influx of boys.Read More ›
Mediator Bob Cole Presents CLE Program Sponsored by Jacksonville Bar Commercial Litigation Committee
The Jacksonville Bar Association Commercial Litigation Committee recently hosted a CLE luncheon at Holland & Knight’s downtown office featuring UWWM shareholder/mediator Robert A. “Bob” Cole and Bryan R. Rendzio of Franson, Iseley & Rendzio, P.A.
The topic of the free CLE seminar was “Ten Cornerstones for Building Your Mediation Advocacy.”Read More ›
Talk at Miami’s Fair Debt Collection Practices Conference Focuses on Class/Mass Actions The National Consumer Law Center (NCLC) and the Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA) have invited mediator Rodney A. Max to speak on Friday, March 11, at their Fair Debt Collection Practices Conference in Miami. His presentation, subtitled “Bringing Class Actions & Mass Claims to Resolution, a Civil and Ethical Approach,” will begin at 10:20 a.m. in the Jasmine Room of the Hyatt Regency, site of the two-day conference. The conference offers an introductory and an advanced track, and Rod’s talk, billed as “Effective Mediation Practice Skills,” is part of the latter.Read More ›