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January 2015 Blog Archive

The Mediation Option in International Commercial Arbitration Approved 1.0 Hr. FL Bar CLE Credits 1.0 General Certification Credits International Law: 1.0 Course #1409085N until 7/23/2016 Presented... Read More

Chuck Mancuso to Tell Young Lawyers How to Negotiate Ultimate Settlement Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group is the presenting sponsor of an upcoming Young Lawyer Luncheon, organized by the Palm Beach County Justice Association, and UWWM mediator Charles A. "Chuck" Mancuso will speak to attendees about "negotiatin... Read More

The Mediation Option in International Commercial Arbitration Presenters Ricardo Cata, mediation counsel, and Richard Lord, shareholder, both of Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group, propose that... Read More

Law School Exercise Challenges Stereotypes, Assumptions
Law School Exercise Challenges Stereotypes, Assumptions During our third week of class, I created a new exercise to help my students identify stereotypes and learn to refrain from prejudging other people. I asked the students to characterize the homes in which they were raised and to share one important f... Read More

Law School Professor/Mediator Feels More at Home
Law School Professor/Mediator Feels More at Home What a difference seven days can make. During my second week as a law school professor, I felt much more confident in my abilities at the lectern. In no small part, that was because none of my students dropped the course after hearing me speak in wee... Read More

Teaching Law School Class About Mediation
Teaching Law School Class About Mediation I have always wanted to teach a law school class. So, when the Dean of Academic Affairs at FAMU College of Law called to invite me to teach a course about mediation, I jumped at the opportunity. After 23 years as a practicing lawyer, I am finally c... Read More

UWWM Mediator Becomes FAMU Adjunct Professor
UWWM Mediator Becomes FAMU Adjunct Professor Brandon Peters, dispute resolution counsel for Upchurch Watson White & Max, has joined the adjunct faculty at Florida A & M University College of Law. This Semester, Professor Peters is teaching a course called "Mediation Law and Theory" to second-y... Read More

Basic Training 3: Preparing for Mediation
Basic Training 3: Preparing for Mediation Make sure your office spends sufficient time explaining the mediation process to the client. No client should go into mediation without knowing about the mediator’s role, the mediation process and a discussion about the client’s objectives, including... Read More

Basic Training 2: Gaining Mediation Insight
Basic Training 2: Gaining Mediation Insight Scheduling can be one of the biggest challenges in getting ready for a mediation, particularly if the case involves numerous attorneys. It is important to place a hold on the mediator’s calendar as soon as possible so that you will preserve the date.... Read More

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