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April 2009 Blog Archive

The 7 Benefits of Mediation – I Could Not have Said It Better Myself! Tristan Loo took the words right out of my mouth. His article “The 7 Benefits of Mediation” is spot on. The highlights are that mediation is... Read More

Repeat Player Syndrome: What Is A Mediator To Do?
Repeat Player Syndrome: What Is A Mediator To Do? An interesting exchange at the IAM conference in New York centered on issues associated with the mediator having frequently worked with one... Read More

Mediators to Speak at Local Government Law Conference
Mediators to Speak at Local Government Law Conference UWWM Government Affairs panelists, Dean Jon Mills and Sandra C. Upchurch , have been selected to present at The Florida Bar 32nd Annual Local... Read More

UWWM Mediators Address Attendees of Government Law Conference
UWWM Mediators Address Attendees of Government Law Conference Upchurch Watson White & Max mediation panelists, Dean Jon Mills and Sandra C. Upchurch, were selected to present at The Florida Bar 32nd Annual Local Government Law in Florida conference held May 8-9, 2009 at The Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes Resort in O... Read More

Leading Attorneys Discuss Mediator Effectiveness
Leading Attorneys Discuss Mediator Effectiveness The International Academy of Mediation (IAM) met in New York City April 15th for a day of stimulating presentations on a variety of key topics.... Read More

To open or not to open?
To open or not to open? OPEN OPEN OPEN! Do not let a mediation begin without taking an opportunity to address the other party. Do not let a mediation begin without... Read More

Will the real lender please stand up?
Will the real lender please stand up? As the Florida Supreme Court Residential Mortgage Foreclosure Task Force is presumably gathering information and crafting procedures for... Read More

Foreclosures and code enforcement – the secret local government bailout plan
Foreclosures and code enforcement – the secret local government bailout plan Larry Schooler writes in his April 7th blog of the problems presented by abandoned and vacant buildings. The blog discusses the problem in... Read More

UWWM to Sponsor OCBA Gala
UWWM to Sponsor OCBA Gala Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group will be sponsoring the 12th Annual Orange County Bar Association Gala on Saturday, April 18, 2009 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center from 6:30-10:30 PM. Read More

Opportunity Lost...
Opportunity Lost... Patty Salkin writes in her April 1, 2009 blog Denial of Zoning Amendment Constituted Reverse Spot Zoning of a Miami-Dade land use case... Read More

Homo Mobilis: How Wireless Communication Connects and Changes Us
Homo Mobilis: How Wireless Communication Connects and Changes Us In the April 12, 2008 Economist , Andreas Kluth surveys the effects of wireless communication on how we work, live, love, relate to places and... Read More

Top 10 Ways to Botch Up a Mediation
Top 10 Ways to Botch Up a Mediation As mediation counsel at Upchurch Watson White and Max I obviously believe wholeheartedly in alternative dispute resolution and the stress that... Read More

LITIGATION: The Family “Doomsday Machine”
LITIGATION: The Family “Doomsday Machine” At the climax of the cult movie “Dr. Strangelove”, the Soviet Union unleashes its “Doomsday Machine”, a destructive device so powerful that once... Read More

Lessons From Geese - By Milton Olson
Lessons From Geese - By Milton Olson Interdependence 1. As each bird flaps its wings, it creates an "uplift" for the bird following. By flying in a “V” formation, the whole... Read More

Negotiating on Venus and Mars
Negotiating on Venus and Mars I sit and ponder “What do I bring to the table that is different from other mediators?” The most common answer? I have local government expertise.... Read More

Hanging On, Letting Go, or "Letting Grow"
Hanging On, Letting Go, or "Letting Grow" Some thirty years ago, an anxious parent removed the training wheels from Lance Armstrong's tiny two-wheeler. No doubt Lance wobbled, fell a few... Read More

OCBA Gala
OCBA Gala Orange County Bar Association 12th Annual Gala Saturday, April 18, 2009 Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center ... Read More

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