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Florida Mediator Advises: Just Show Up, Good Faith Not Required
Florida Mediator Advises: Just Show Up, Good Faith Not Required As a member of The Florida Bar since 1994, Sandy Upchurch has a broad base of litigation experience that allows her to effectively mediate a wide... Read More

Florida mediator takes fresh look at domesic-violence perspectives
Florida mediator takes fresh look at domesic-violence perspectives In Florida, all certified mediators must take a course in domestic violence every two years to satisfy our continuing education requirements. I have to say it irritates me to no end. Every two years? Can’t I take a test and opt out of it? Really, I g... Read More

Florida Mediator Kimberly Sands Asks, "What Is 'Lean In'?"
Florida Mediator Kimberly Sands Asks, "What Is 'Lean In'?" Lean In is the brain child of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. Anyone who has not seen her TED Talk on YouTube should do so as it succinctly states the mission of the book and the groups that have developed in response to the book. There are other effec... Read More

Florida Mediator Advises, Work Hard, Play Hard
Florida Mediator Advises, Work Hard, Play Hard Few will disagree that the practice of law is a stressful profession with myriad challenges, ranging from attracting enough business and overseeing operations to dealing with clients, opposing counsel and judges who can drive one to the edge of despa... Read More

Florida Mediator Looks Back at Florida Bar's Annual Convention
Florida Mediator Looks Back at Florida Bar's Annual Convention Among the usual substantive committee meetings and topics were programs on how older attorneys can downsize their practices, advice for young attorneys establishing their practices, and programs on diversity, including race and gender. I was lucky en... Read More

Florida Mediator: Lay Consignment Sale Out in Contract, Not With Handshake
Florida Mediator: Lay Consignment Sale Out in Contract, Not With Handshake Consignment sales are fairly common when a horse owner decides to sell a horse and entrust the sale to either a trainer or owner of a farm, stable or barn. This simple transaction usually falls apart when a problem arises and everybody realizes they ... Read More

Florida Mediator Advises Health-Care Companies: Heal Thyself Disputes within the healthcare system are a reality, and may become more frequent. You have seen it in your hometown no doubt, the signs of consolidation among healthcare providers. You may have been a part of one yourself. We have been in a period o... Read More

Florida Mediator Ponders Whether Sides Should Tell All
Florida Mediator Ponders Whether Sides Should Tell All Question: Is it better during mediation to just be straightforward about where you would like to end up or is it better to ease into it? Sandy Says: I believe it is better to ease into it. I think that a certain amount of processing needs to be ... Read More

Florida Mediator Advises Looking Forward in Negotiation It’s difficult to reflect back on a contract or transaction that has gone south and not think of what could have been done to prevent this outcome. Hindsight almost always reveals some language or action that could have been different, but looking ba... Read More

Florida Mediator Asks: Are You Licensed to Haul?
Florida Mediator Asks: Are You Licensed to Haul? A new post for Equine Law: From the Courtroom to the Tack Room -- We see them at every horse show we attend. Horse trailers by the hundreds; every size imaginable is being used today, from singles to converted tractor trailers. Many of those in the h... Read More

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