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September 2009 Blog Archive

There is no substitute for being (and having them) there
There is no substitute for being (and having them) there Really, there isn't. People ask too often, "Can I appear by phone?" Mediators and attorneys both should ask, "Why would you want to?" It can't be... Read More

Helpful Tips for The Practitioner: 1-5 1. “Magistrates” have replaced “masters” in Florida state courts. Effective October 1, 2004, the Supreme Court of Florida amended Rule 1.490, Rule... Read More

Your “Number” Part Two
Your “Number” Part Two In his new book, “ The Number ”, Larry Eisenberg focuses on three building blocks to a fulfilling retirement: money, health and happiness. ... Read More

Managing in Hard Times
Managing in Hard Times Stetson University wants to share with businesses some insight regarding how to be fiscally responsible in this economic downturn. How does a... Read More

Just Sign on the Dotted Line
Just Sign on the Dotted Line Rule 1.730(b) of the Florida Rules of Civil Procedure, dealing with “Completion of Mediation”, unequivocally states that, “If a partial or final... Read More

"It took years to get here. It will take time to get there - if 'there' is a better place to be".
"It took years to get here. It will take time to get there - if 'there' is a better place to be". Families embroiled in a problem need to do what may be difficult - recognize that it may take time to work through it. That is a problem when the... Read More

Mediation: A lesson from a soccer coach, parent and player…
Mediation: A lesson from a soccer coach, parent and player… At soccer practice the other day there was a bit of a “kerfuffle” amongst the players. I saw none of it as I was not at the practice but the... Read More

Reducing Compensation Without Doing More Harm Than Good
Reducing Compensation Without Doing More Harm Than Good There is a nexus between compensation, an individual’s sense of fairness and identity, and a company’s economic vitality. The family enterprise... Read More

Michael S. Orfinger Appointed to National Special Master Group Michael S. Orfinger, principal with Upchurch Watson White and Max Mediation Group, has been inducted as a Fellow of the Academy of Court-Appointed Masters (ACAM). Read More

Your “Number”: Part One
Your “Number”: Part One As we flew out of Phoenix, a flight attendant pointed to the book I was reading, "The Number" by Lee Eisenberg , former editor of Esquire... Read More

Whose Story Is It Anyway?
Whose Story Is It Anyway? The client lives a story. The advisor also lives a story. What happens as their stories inevitably converge? Professors Shaffer and Elkins,... Read More

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