Upchurch Watson White & Max Recognizes State's MEDIATION WEEK With Seminars / Radio Appearances

In recognition of Mediation Week (October 16th - 21st), Rodney A. Max, principal with Upchurch, Watson, White & Max Mediation Group, together with South Florida firm mediation panelists, Stephen Fischer and William Bissett, presented a seminar Advanced Mediation Techniques: Designing the Mediation / Breaking Impasse, to the Dade County Trial Lawyers Association at their October 20th  (National Conflict Resolution Day) meeting at The Bankers Club in Miami, FL. The Honorable Ellen Leesfield of the Eleventh Judicial Circuit took part in the panel discussion with her view from the bench, sharing some of the judiciary's most recent innovative pre-trial devices.


In addition to this seminar, other firm activities related to Mediation Week include legal radio talk show appearances by members of our mediation team. On October 17th, principal Michael S. Orfinger and panel member Kimberly Sands spoke on the mediation / arbitration process on Daytona Beach station WNDB's Legal Forum, sponsored by the local law firm of Rice & Rose.  On Sunday, October 23rd, Michelle Jernigan, mediation panelist with our Maitland office, has been scheduled to discuss the practice of alternative dispute resolution on Orlando lawyer Tom Olsen's show "Olsen on Law" NewsTalk 580 WDBO.


Established in 1996, Upchurch Watson White & Max has offices in Central and South Florida, as well as in Birmingham, Alabama .  The firm is a leader throughout the region in promoting mediation and other forms of ADR.  Its members have served as founders and officers of the Florida Association of Professional Mediators as well as the American College of Civil Trial Mediators, and regularly provide continuing legal education to lawyers, mediators, judges and insurance professionals throughout the Southeast.


Mediation Week

Conflict Resolution Day

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