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Florida Bar ADR Section Introduces New Website

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Photos of Lawrence H. Kolin, a mediator and arbitrator who joined Upchurch Watson White & Max in 2014 (and who chaired the section’s Website effort), and A. Michelle Jernigan and Robert A. Cole, both UWWM shareholders, appear on fladr.org’s Executive Council page. Michelle also edits the section’s biannual newsletter, which is posted on the site, as well. In addition to Bob’s involvement with the state-level ADR section, he also is the current chair of the ADR Practitioners Committee of The Jacksonville Bar.

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Florida ADR Team Hosts Its First Competition

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Upchurch Watson White & Max panel members continue to keep tabs on the University of of Florida Levin College of Law Alternative Dispute Resolution Team as their competition schedule progresses. On Sunday, Dispute Resolution Counsel Brandon S. Peters observed the final round of a contest the team hosted. “You and your organization hosted a wonderful weekend for the guest schools,” Brandon told team President Nick Alberto afterward. “It says something positive when people travel from as far away as Montana and Buffalo (N.Y.) to attend your school’s first mediation advocacy competition.” (Nick sent usĀ  a link to the video that was taken of the final round: mediasite.video.ufl.edu/Mediasite/Play/f4d772cc12bb4507a84f2815e029fb2b1d.) UWWM committed to sponsor and mentor the 4-year-old team in…

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'Lean In' Group Adds Value to Legal Profession for Local Women

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Upchurch Watson White & Max recently sponsored its first “Lean In” luncheon for 2015. This program was organized in 2013 and is loosely based on the writings of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and her book of the same name. Its goal is to educate, inspire and mentor women in the legal profession and provide them with a vital network. The latest “Lean In” topic was “Connecting with your Professional Destiny,” led by Yvonne Yegge. Ms. Yegge is a private practitioner representing governmental entities on ad valorem tax issues. These luncheons are hosted quarterly in Maitland, Fla., by UWWM Shareholder Michelle Jernigan, UWWM Partner Kimberly Sands and Ms. Yegge.

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Chuck Mancuso to Tell Young Lawyers How to Negotiate Ultimate Settlement

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Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group is the presenting sponsor of an upcoming Young Lawyer Luncheon, organized by the Palm Beach County Justice Association, and UWWM mediator Charles A. “Chuck” Mancuso will speak to attendees about “negotiating the ultimate settlement.” The program will be from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 13, at Bear Lakes Country Club, 1901 Village Blvd., West Palm Beach, Fla.

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Florida Mediator Brandon S. Peters

UWWM Mediator Becomes FAMU Adjunct Professor

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Brandon Peters, dispute resolution counsel for Upchurch Watson White & Max, has joined the adjunct faculty at Florida A & M University College of Law. This Semester, Professor Peters is teaching a course called “Mediation Law and Theory” to second-year and third-year law students. The course is designed to help second- and third-year law students in a few different areas.

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UWWM Celebrates 1 Year of Dedicated South Florida Offices

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Upchurch Watson White & Max mediators always work anywhere their services are engaged, but we took a big step forward on Nov. 4, 2013, by opening a convenient office with roomy conference spaces in Plantation/Fort Lauderdale. We recently celebrated the anniversary of the opening of our Plantation office with a dinner at the nearby Capriccio Ristorante, and now we’ve posted a Facebook album commemorating the event.

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