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Florida Mediator Brandon S. Peters

Free E-book Tells How to Choose the Best Mediator

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Upchurch Watson White & Max is wrapping up Mediation Week by offering yet another complimentary resource on its Website. The most recent addition is an e-book, How to Select the Best Mediator, written by UWWM Dispute Resolution Counsel Brandon Peters. This e-book contains valuable input from other highly-experienced legal professionals.

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Florida Mediator Brandon S. Peters

Give Your Mediator Quality Input Before Mediation by Using Our New Template

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Case information provided to a mediator before a mediation conference can be cryptic, incomplete and highly positional. Mediators need quality input to formulate an effective strategy for settling a case to the satisfaction of the parties. Even the most experienced professional neutral cannot achieve a meaningful understanding of the litigants, their interests, and the fundamentals of a dispute from a single-page letter summary. Hence, the importance of pre-mediation submissions. Shave many hours off of the time normally required to produce such a document with the aid of our template.

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Florida Mediator Brandon S. Peters

We’ve added SWOT Analysis to our free resources

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Attorneys can benefit from the free resources available on the UWWM website, and we’ve just added an important tool: a SWOT Analysis Template, which UWWM Dispute Resolution Counsel Brandon Peters created with extensive input from other highly-experienced legal professionals. SWOT Analysis is a useful tool for understanding the relative Strengths and Weaknesses of your client’s case and for identifying both the Options available to your client and the Truths the disputants must confront to make informed decisions about alternative courses of action.

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From left, Nancy LaVista, Cela Milton and Bob Cole hold the replica check.

UWWM's Robert A. Cole presents award, check at FLABOTA Annual Meeting

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Once again, Upchurch Watson White & Max was a major sponsor of the FLABOTA (Florida Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates) Annual Meeting last month. Bob Cole attended the conference at The Breakers in Palm Beach July 18 and 19 on behalf of UWWM, which hosted the Friday Night “Celebrate Civility” cocktail reception. Bob presented the Trial Lawyer of the Year Award to Rut Liles of Jacksonville. (On Sept. 16, Bob and Mr. Liles will collaborate on a complimentary-CLE Webinar; for more details, keep your eye on our home page.) He also presented the ABOTA Foundation with a $16,500 check, representing contributions from FLABOTA’s Joseph P. Milton Memorial Golf Tournament. These funds will assist the foundation…

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UWWM Principals to Speak at DRC Annual Conference in Orlando

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The 22nd Annual Conference for ADR Professionals: “The Challenge of Change” will be on August 14-16, 2014, at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando. Lawrence M. (Larry) Watson and John Upchurch, both founders and principals of Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group, will each present a workshop at the upcoming Florida Dispute Resolution Annual Conference in Orlando. The highlights of their presentations follow: Mr. Watson will speak from 1:45 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, on “Organizing and Structuring Complex Multi-Party Mediations,”  focusing on complex issue, multi-party mediation sessions — from initial acceptance of the case and defining terms of engagement, to final follow up procedures. “This program explores different ways to make the mediation of complex multi…

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Florida Mediator/Arbitrator Howard Marsee

Mediator/Arbitrator Howard Marsee Serving on Florida Bar Professionalism Committee

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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.

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