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February 2015 Blog Archive

Law School Class Feels a Little Flat After Exciting Speaker
Law School Class Feels a Little Flat After Exciting Speaker After last week’s incredible guest lecture by a veteran crisis negotiator from the Orlando Police Department, my lecture this week felt “flat” by comparison. The visiting detective truly was a tough act to follow. It’s not that the material we were c... Read More

Florida ADR Team Hosts Its First Competition
Florida ADR Team Hosts Its First Competition A group photo taken at the tournament shows Brandon Peters (back row from left); Nick Alberto, president of the UF Alternative Dispute... Read More

Florida Bar ADR Section Introduces New Website
Florida Bar ADR Section Introduces New Website Photos of Lawrence H. Kolin, a mediator and arbitrator who joined Upchurch Watson White & Max in 2014 (and who chaired the section's Website effort), and A. Michelle Jernigan and Robert A. Cole, both UWWM shareholders, appear on fladr.org's Executive... Read More

Mediator Ricardo J. Cata to Speak at International Litigation, Arbitration & Transactions Conference in Miami on Feb. 27
Mediator Ricardo J. Cata to Speak at International Litigation, Arbitration & Transactions Conference in Miami on Feb. 27 Ricardo J. Cata, mediation counsel with Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group, will join three other panelists to discuss "Hot Topics in International Arbitration" for the International Litigation, Arbitration & (Business) Transactions Conferen... Read More

Crisis Negotiator Mediation Students How to Redirect Unproductive Behaviors
Crisis Negotiator Mediation Students How to Redirect Unproductive Behaviors We had another guest speaker join us this week for class at Florida A&M University College of Law – a veteran detective for the Orlando Police Department who happens to be one of the agency’s most experienced crisis negotiators. My students and I sat... Read More

Guess Who’s Coming to Mediation At this unique seminar, designed to increase or maintain an attorney's professional competence and skills as a lawyer, attendees will be exposed to... Read More

Guess Who's Coming to Mediation Approved 1.0 Hr. FL Bar CLE Credits 1.0 General Course #1501028N until 8/16/2016 Presented by: A. Michelle Jernigan, Dominic Brandy and... Read More

Upchurch Watson White & Max Partner/Mediator a Panelist for Product Liability Conference Feb. 26-27 in Miami
Upchurch Watson White & Max Partner/Mediator a Panelist for Product Liability Conference Feb. 26-27 in Miami Rodney A. Max, a principal and mediator with a Florida- and Alabama-based dispute resolution firm, will speak at the upcoming Perrin Conferences Products Liability Conference at the James Royal Palm. Rodney A. Max has been named Best Lawyers Lawyer o... Read More

Mediating Professor: Psychological Aspects at Least as Important as Legal, Financial
Mediating Professor: Psychological Aspects at Least as Important as Legal, Financial This week, we had a guest speaker – a prominent clinical psychiatrist I happen to know. He delivered a fascinating lecture titled “Anxiety, Cognitive Distortions and the Impact on Mediation” to my class at Florida A&M University College of Law. ... A... Read More

UWWM Mediator to Speak for Major Orange County Bar Association Seminar
UWWM Mediator to Speak for Major Orange County Bar Association Seminar Brandon S. Peters, mediation counsel for Upchurch Watson White & Max, will be a speaker at the upcoming "Advanced Legal Drafting: How to Get the 'Write' Result and Best Position Your Client to Be the Appellee," a major seminar jointly presented by th... Read More

Return to Civility: How to Communicate More Effectively in Today’s Professional Environment
Return to Civility: How to Communicate More Effectively in Today’s Professional Environment I recently had the great pleasure of joining Donna DeVaney Stockham, a principal with Stockham Law Group, and Michael Parker, a shareholder in the law firm of Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, in a panel discussion titled “Return to Civility... Read More

Mediator/Professor Tries to Model Patience, Diplomacy for Students
Mediator/Professor Tries to Model Patience, Diplomacy for Students Last weekend, I attended a picnic sponsored by the law school. One of my students came over to the table where I was working and introduced me to her significant other. The young man told me that my student had been encouraging him to use some of the... Read More

'Lean In' Group Adds Value to Legal Profession for Local Women
'Lean In' Group Adds Value to Legal Profession for Local Women Upchurch Watson White & Max recently sponsored its first "Lean In" luncheon for 2015. This program was organized in 2013 and is loosely based on the writings of Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and her book of the same name. Its goal is to educate, inspi... Read More

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