BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (November 12, 2015) - The Cumberland Law Review will present “The Alabama Trial Attorney: Litigation Lessons from Birmingham’s Finest,” featuring mediator Rodney A. Max as one of five speakers, at Cumberland School of Law on the Samford University campus. Organizers say the Nov. 20 event promotes the law school’s commitment to continuing legal scholarship by providing a forum for outstanding trial lawyers -- and, in Mr. Max's case, a former trial attorney and 21-year mediator who is now well-known nationally -- to share their expertise with other legal professionals.
Mr. Max, a principal with Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group, will deliver his talk, titled "Mediation: Its Place in the Litigation Zoo" at 9:10 a.m., just after opening remarks from Henry Strickland, dean of the Cumberland School of Law and Cody Walker, managing editor of the Cumberland Law Review. Mr. Max has a long history with the Cumberland School of Law; he was a 1975 graduate after serving as associate editor for the law review, served as adjunct professor from 1995 to 2000 and was named Distinguished Alumnus of the Year in 2013. He founded the Rodney A. Max Mediation Fellowship, awarded to at least one Cumberland Law student each year, in 2005.
The symposium will provide attendees with four (4) hours of free Continuing Legal Education credit. Other speakers will be:
About Upchurch Watson White & Max
A nationally leading mediation specialty firm, Upchurch Watson White & Max is known for facilitating reasonable agreements to resolve complex issues. From seven offices in Florida and Alabama, Supreme Court certified attorney mediators with wide-ranging specialties serve as court-appointed and privately employed mediators, arbitrators and third-party neutral case managers, implementing innovative methods of alternative dispute resolution across the country. On the Web: uww-adr.com