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July 2009 Blog Archive

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

To Effectively Negotiate, Resist Your Negative Urges
To Effectively Negotiate, Resist Your Negative Urges I have been both a mediator and advocate in negotiations for many years. In addition to preparing, listening, understanding the importance of both... Read More

High Fives to...
High Fives to... A hearty “high five” to Deltona for adopting Volusia County’s first green building ordinance . The ordinance does not mandate green... 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

Pre-Suit Mediation: A Good Start at Governmental Cost Control
Pre-Suit Mediation: A Good Start at Governmental Cost Control Each and every day seems to bring more grim news about this nation’s economy. This means that each day state and local governments are under... Read More

Will Freshening Up Main Street Help Clean Up Wall Street? In this world of sprawling communities, commercial plazas and vacant downtowns, Architect Magazine is timidly crossing its fingers, hoping that the... Read More

UWWM Sponsors FLABOTA Convention Upchurch Watson White and Max Mediation Group and Delta Settlement Solutions are co-sponsors of the Florida Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (FLABOTA) 12th Annual convention taking place July 23-26, 2009 at the Longboat Key Club and R... Read More

The Middle Passage
The Middle Passage Gerald Le Van’s Notes on James Hollis’ “The Middle Passage: From Misery to Meaning in Mid-life” Inner City Books, Toronto, 1993 Hollis is a... Read More

Mediation is in the air – mediation tips everywhere!!
Mediation is in the air – mediation tips everywhere!! I am new at blogging and spend much of my time scanning the web for blog-worthy information on the topic of mediation. My goal is to get... Read More

Narcissistic Leaders
Narcissistic Leaders The following are extracts from an article “Narcissistic Leaders: The Incredible Pros, the Inevitable Cons” by Michael Maccoby in the... Read More

Update on Confederate Flag Controversy –Will the show (I mean “parade”) go on?
Update on Confederate Flag Controversy –Will the show (I mean “parade”) go on? I first reported on this issue in The Strategic Mediator in June of this year. Most recently the Miami Herald is reporting that the ... Read More

Pre-Suit Mediation: Only a Mid-West Trend? The International Academy of Mediators recently reported that pre-suit mediation is more common in the mid-west. The Academy refers to a June 25,... Read More

Words of Wisdom We have all read the articles discussing which words have been overused and should be banned from adult conversation for the foreseeable future.... Read More

Mediation Preparation– Don’t Forget Your Decision Tree
Mediation Preparation– Don’t Forget Your Decision Tree I have blogged ad nauseam of the importance of preparing for mediation, preparing your client for mediation, giving an impressive opening... Read More

Managing Oneself
Managing Oneself Offered ten years ago, Peter Drucker's wise counsel is even more relevant and timely in today's turbulent economy. Extracts from Peter... Read More

PowerPoint Presentations at Mediation: Overkill or Going in for the Kill?
PowerPoint Presentations at Mediation: Overkill or Going in for the Kill? Recently I spoke to a group of Florida attorneys on the topic of mediation advocacy. I strongly encouraged the group to prepare for mediation and... Read More

Amendment 4 – Smart Growth?
Amendment 4 – Smart Growth? Ed Timberlake recently discussed in the Orlando Sentinel Amendment 4 which will be put to the voters in November 2010. See: ... Read More

More foreclosure fallout...
More foreclosure fallout... I have blogged on numerous occasions about the mess that foreclosures create for neighborhoods and local government code enforcement/neighborhood... Read More

Web 2.0: A brief digression from mediation
Web 2.0: A brief digression from mediation Are you a technophobe afraid to plug in your hairdryer? Do you scream out for your assistant to rush in to your aid each time your word document... Read More

UWWM 2009 Super Lawyers
UWWM 2009 Super Lawyers Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group is pleased to announce that principals John Upchurch, Larry Watson, Terry White and Rod Max have been named to the 2009 Florida Super Lawyers list. Read More

Mediators declared “Florida Super Lawyers”
Mediators declared “Florida Super Lawyers” Mediators John Upchurch , Larry Watson , Terry White and Rod Max have once again been named to the list of Florida “Super Lawyers” which is... Read More

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