Florida Bar ADR Section Introduces New Website

The Florida Bar Alternative Dispute Resolution Section recently launched its new Website,, and invited inspection.

Arbitrator / Mediator Lawrence H. Kolin Arbitrator / Mediator Lawrence H. Kolin

"I want to thank everyone responsible for creating the Section’s new website," wrote Michael H. Lax, chair of the section, "with a special thank you to executive council member Lawrence Kolin for his commitment to getting this done!"

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's Executive Council page. Michelle also edits the section's biannual newsletter, which is posted on the site, as well. In addition to Bob's involvement with the state-level ADR section, he also is the current chair of the ADR Practitioners Committee of The Jacksonville Bar.

Florida Mediator Michelle Jernigan UWWM Shareholder Michelle Jernigan

Michael Lax reminds mediators, and litigators, too, to check the CLE Events page on the section's new Website to register for the upcoming one hour audio webcast, "Mediation Conflicts of Interest: Ethical Traps for the Unwary," approved for one hour of ethics credit. "Again, welcome to your new website,!" he said. "We hope you find it informative and helpful."

According to the new Website, the ADR Section was designed to provide a forum for lawyers interested in alternative dispute resolution and to provide a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas leading to an

Florida Mediator Robert A. Cole Shareholder Bob Cole

improvement of individual alternative dispute resolution skills and abilities. The ADR Section keeps the Bar membership informed and updated regarding legislation, rules and policies in connection with mediation, arbitration and other ADR processes and the responsibilities they impose on mediator and arbitrator members. Resources online now also include MEAC opinion links.

Program Administrator Lani Fraser may be contacted by using the online form or phoning: (850) 561-5707.




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