UWWM Government Affairs panelists, Dean Jon Mills
and Sandra C. Upchurch
, have been selected to present at The Florida Bar 32nd Annual Local Government Law in Florida conference
being held May 8-9, 2009 at The Ritz Carlton Grande Lakes Resort
in Orlando, Florida.
Dean Mills served as Founding Director of the Center for Governmental Responsibility at the University of Florida College of Law from 1973 - 80 and from 1988 to present and was Dean from 1999-2003. He was elected to the Legislature in 1980, serving as Speaker of the House from 1987 - 88. He brings a broad-based knowledge of constitutional and governmental law to our mediation panel.
Ms. Upchurch has provided general counsel services to state and local governments including contract and claims review, preparation of legislation and consent decree monitoring, and has handled contract, zoning, annexation, land use, employment, and law enforcement disputes. She is keenly aware of the concerns facing governmental entities once litigation is threatened or initiated and brings this knowledge to the table as she assists parties in resolving their governmental disputes in the most cost-effective manner possible.