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July 2012 Blog Archive

Mediation Successful in Settling Sex Abuse Case The Spokane, Washington diocese announced that it had reached a settlement after 8 years of complex litigation involving claims of sexual abuse. ... Read More

Four Tricks That Make Mediation Work In the article, Four Tricks that Make Mediation Work,  a ccomplished mediator Richard Shore suggests the following: “Let the other side pick... Read More

Bob Cole Selected as Florida Trend's 2012 Florida Legal Elite UWWM mediator Bob Cole of the Jacksonville office has been recognized by his peers in Florida Trend’s 2012 Florida Legal Elite. This is a... Read More

Mediator's Proposal In this series principal Rodney A. Max discusses “breaking impasse” as it relates to closing the deal. In complex cases (including mass torts and... Read More

UWWM Sponsors VIP Dinner at FLABOTA Convention UWWM was honored to sponsor the VIP Dinner at the FLABOTA (Florida Chapters of the American Board of Trial Advocates) Annual Convention on... Read More

Why I Became a Mediator I decided to become a mediator because I felt I was truly called to the profession. I have a passion for helping people evaluate their options, solve their problems.. Read More

Conditional Offers In this series principal Rodney A. Max discusses “breaking impasse” as it relates to closing the deal. In complex cases (including mass torts and... Read More

"Hello, John. What can I help you with?" Siri is a voice recognition system on the iPhone 4s that is nothing short of revolutionary. Pressing the home button, and keeping it depressed for a... Read More

Bermuda Gang Violence Who knew the land of pink sand beaches, pastel Neo-Colonial architecture, and modest length shorts had a gang violence problem? The recent... Read More

California vs. Florida: Real Estate Contracts In response to the California Third District Court of Appeals decision for a unique attorney fee case under a standard form real estate purchase... Read More

Downtown Daytona Beach The Daytona Beach Downtown Plaza project was launched in the spring of 2010 when the Design Committee began to search for a neighborhood clean-up... Read More

Winter Park's 12 year-old All-Star softball team is headed to the Babe Ruth World Series! UWWM is a proud sponsor of the Winter Park 12 year-old All-Star softball team and is excited to announce their advancement to the Babe Ruth World... Read More

Mediation in Small Claims Court Pro-bono mediators and many small claims courts have successfully teamed up together over the past several years in order to help settle cases before... Read More

Court Direction In this series principal Rodney A. Max discusses “breaking impasse” as it relates to closing the deal. In complex cases (including mass torts and... Read More

Should I use demonstrative aids such as exhibit boards and PowerPoint in the opening session? Demonstrative aids can be powerful.  While trial prep ready discovery isn't always needed before mediation (it rarely is), I think trial quality... Read More

The Florida Experience Upchurch Watson White & Max principal, Lawrence M. Watson was invited to make a presentation at a special luncheon for the Circuit Court Judges of the Law and Chancery Divisions of Cook County, Chicago, IL on June 8, 2012. Read More

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