Thursday, August 11, 2016

Join me for 8/31 CLE Mediation Webinar!

Please join me later this month for our UWWM webinar series, presented in conjunction with the University of Florida Levin College of Law's Institute for Dispute Resolution, entitled "Why it is Almost Always Better to Mediate." I'll be joined by my colleague and moderator, Michelle Jernigan, as we explore the advantages of avoiding litigation through the use of mediation in this hour-long Webinar set for noon August 31, 2016. We'll endeavor to explain how non-judicial solutions can be achieved faster, at lower cost. Of course, confidentiality is a key component of the process, and one which can be misconstrued as uniquely part of lawyer-to-lawyer communications on settlement, which are merely excluded from evidence. We will also consider how a third party in a negotiation gains the advantage of insight into positions and information that might otherwise not be available to the lawyers talking alone. As mediators, we are also able to test assumptions about the value of a case and be frank in a way that may not be possible for another lawyer. The content of this Webinar is designed for Florida trial attorneys, paralegals and legal assistants. Our Florida mediation firm, Upchurch Watson White & Max, is happy to provide legal professional colleagues with free continuing legal education opportunities on a variety of ADR issues. Our accredited Mediation Webinars are presented live monthly and you may view them later via links on our website, if unable to attend via GoToWebinar at the time of broadcast. As always, attending our complimentary Mediation Webinar will entitle you to 1.0 hour continuing legal education (CLE) credit already approved through The Florida Bar. Mediators tuning in might also claim continuing mediation education (CME) credit for certified mediators by printing the registration for your records and reporting accordingly with the Dispute Resolution Center (DRC) upon renewal. Register here-- and read more information here--