Upchurch Watson White & Max's Michael Orfinger Presents Ethics CLE in Daytona Beach Oct. 4

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A longtime Florida mediator brings a fun angle to a serious subject in a presentation designed for attorneys and paralegals seeking continuing education. The Volusia County Bar Association is sponsoring the program.

Florida mediator Michael S. Orfinger

Michael S. Orfinger

Millionaire industrialist Thurston Howell, III, and his wife Lovey, along with Ginger, the Professor and Mary Ann, have filed separate lawsuits against the Skipper and Gilligan in a Florida circuit court.

Michael S. Orfinger, a principal of Florida- and Alabama-based Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group, will present a Volusia County Bar Association-sponsored Continuing Legal Education program on Oct. 4, 2013 at the Daytona Beach International Airport.

Mr. Orfinger’s popular presentation, “The Ethical Negotiator’s Guide to Navigating Rough Seas,” is themed around the classic TV series “Gilligan’s Island” and several hypotheticals. “Millionaire industrialist Thurston Howell, III, and his wife, Lovey, along with Ginger, the Professor and Mary Ann, have filed separate lawsuits against the Skipper and Gilligan in a Florida circuit court,” says Kathie Selover, executive director of the bar association, relaying the case setup.

As Mr. Orfinger explains, the plaintiffs allege that due to the Skipper’s negligence in the operation of his boat, the S.S. Minnow, they were stranded -- "except for a transistor radio with remarkably long-lasting batteries and a great antenna" -- on an uncharted desert island for many years.

The five passengers set sail that day for a three-hour tour, but up to 100 program attendees will only need two hours to earn approved Florida Bar CLE (2.0 general, 2.0 ethics hours). The program will run from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 in the Volusia Room, second level of the Daytona Beach International Airport, at 700 Catalina Drive, Daytona Beach, Fla. 32114.

The cost is $15 for bar association members and $30 for non-member attorneys and paralegals. To reserve a spot or ask questions about the program, email Ms. Selover at volusiabar(at)gmail(dot)com. Online registration is at http://www.volusiabar.org/.

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 six offices in Florida and Alabama, Supreme Court certified attorney mediators with wide-ranging practice areas 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

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