Why Hire a Full-Time Professional Mediator?

This Webinar, noon to 1:15 p.m. Thursday, March 26, will explore some of the advantages of retaining a full-time professional neutral to mediate disputes. Lawyers will learn the role of subject matter expertise, mediation style and mediation philosophy in the selection of a mediator.

Speakers Brandon S. Peters and A. Michelle Jernigan will acquaint lawyers with conflicts of interest that are uniquely encountered when part-time mediators serve as mediators one day and as legal practitioners the next. They will identify specific conflict of interest rules for mediators under the Florida Rules for Certified and Court-Appointed Mediators and specific conflict of interest rules for lawyers under the Rules of Professional Conduct.

The Webinar is designed for lawyers who regularly screen mediators to determine whether they are appropriately qualified.
Title:  Why Hire a Full-Time Professional Mediator?
Date: Thursday, March 26, 2015
Time: Noon-1:15 p.m. EDT


After registering at, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Webinar.

Attending our complimentary Webinar will entitle you to 1.5 hours of General/0.5 hours of Ethics CLE credit through The Florida Bar.
Our Presenters
A. Michelle Jernigan, a shareholder with UWWM, has been considered a trail-blazer among the state's mediators since she launched her ADR practice in 1987. Today, she remains on the cutting edge by studying topics such as as the psychology and physiology of decision-making and incorporating her studies into her practice.

Brandon S. Peters brings more than two decades of experience as a highly-respected civil litigator to his mediation career, which began with a successful solo practice and continues with Upchurch Watson White & Max. He takes a data- and evidence-driven approach to resolving disputes without ignoring the all-important human factors.
System Requirements

PC-based attendees: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server

Mac®-based attendees: Mac OS® X 10.6 or newer

Mobile attendees iPhone®, iPad®, Android™ phone or Android tablet

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