June 2012 Blog Archive

Calling on Leadership In this series principal Rodney A. Max discusses "breaking impasse" as it relates to closing the deal. In complex cases (including mass torts... Read More

UWWM Hosts Tallahassee Cocktail Reception at Hotel Duval’s Level 8 The mediation firm of Upchurch, Watson, White & Max (UWWM) held a cocktail reception at Hotel Duval’s rooftop bar Level 8 on Thursday June 21,... Read More

Reception for Supreme Court Justices Pariente, Lewis and Quince On Monday, June 4, 2012, Bob Cole of the UWWM Jacksonville office and immediate past president of FLABOTA, attended a reception for Justice... Read More

A Pocket Guide to E-Discovery The 48-page second edition of  Managing Discovery of Electronic Information: A Pocket Guide for Judges by Barbara Rothstein, Ronald Hedges and... Read More

How can a plaintiff make separate, confidential offers to multiple defendants represented by the same attorney? This is essentially an ethics question.  Under Rule 4-1.7 (a), Florida Rules Regulating the Florida Bar, a lawyer shall not represent a client... Read More

5 UWWM Members Selected to Florida Super Lawyers
5 UWWM Members Selected to Florida Super Lawyers Upchurch, Watson, White & Max Mediation Group is proud to announce that five of twenty five attorneys selected as Florida Super Lawyers 2012... Read More

What is Mediation? Breaking the Impasse   In this series principal Rodney A. Max discusses "breaking impasse” as it relates to closing the deal. In complex... Read More

Family Councils: Repacking the Baggage
Family Councils: Repacking the Baggage  Couples enter relationships with lots of baggage – good and bad —packed by their families of origin. Messages are tucked among:  • attitudes... Read More

In Support of a Fair, Impartial Judiciary We have been active supporters for years of the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society.  The Hon. Ben Overton, former Chief Justice, is a member of... Read More

UWWM supports Merit Retention campaigns On Monday, June 4, 2012, Upchurch Watson White & Max's Jacksonville Office Mediation Counsel and FLABOTA Immediate Past President, Robert A.... Read More

Florida Bar's Campaign to Educate Voters When Florida voters go to the polls this November to pick a president, they’ll also be asked to decide on races that will get much less fanfare: whether to retain three Florida Supreme Court justices and 15 appellate court justices in various regions... Read More

Thinking Fast and Slow ~ Part II   Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011)* “Slow down, you move too fast. You got to make the morning... Read More

Mediation 'still young' in European Union Italy was one of the first EU member states to implement the EU Mediation Directive. The Mediation Law (Legislative Decree 28/2010) provides that a... Read More

UWWM Discusses… Merit Retention
UWWM Discusses… Merit Retention Welcome to the first installment of ‘UWWM Discusses...’  We want to talk about merit retention, and you will be getting input from many of our... Read More

Should plaintiffs’ counsel always insist an adjuster with full authority attend? Mediations, as with so much of life, involve relationships.  I do believe that mediating with all of the important people present is a best... Read More

Social Media - Reforming Corporate Behavior? Andrew Pincus discusses the advantages of arbitration in a recent New York Times article, saying, in part, that the Supreme Court’s decision... Read More