Florida Mediator to Speak for Popular FJA Workhorse Seminar

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Bob Cole, shareholder with Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group, will be part of a four-day program that assists plaintiffs' attorneys by providing a wide range of topics and continuing legal education credits.

Florida mediator Bob Cole

Florida mediator Bob Cole

Robert A. (Bob) Cole, mediator and shareholder with Upchurch Watson White & Max, will present a half-hour program on the importance of reserves to plaintiffs' attorneys in settling their clients' cases for full value at mediation on Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Mr. Cole begins speaking at 6:45 p.m. for the FJA Settlement & Mediation Institute, part of the Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort and Spa in Lake Buena Vista. The seminar is for voting members of FJA only, but, as of Jan. 30, more than 100 attorneys from all over the state had registered to attend the four-day conference.

His talk is titled "Reserves -- Reserves -- Reserves" and subtitled "Understanding Why One of the Plaintiff Lawyers' Major Blunders Is in the Failure to Know, Understand, and Appreciate Reserves (as well as Understanding Early Strategies to Increase Reserves."

Overall, the seminar covers subjects such as running and managing personal injury law firms, the psychology and sociology of advocacy, product liability litigation and trials, and technology (social networking and the Internet in discovery, trial and jury selection). Organizers anticipate that attendence at all of the sessions will be worth 55.0 hours general, 5.0 hours ethics, and 55.0 hours civil trial certification continuing legal education credit from The Florida Bar. For details, please visit http://www.floridajusticeassociation.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 eight offices in Florida and Alabama, twenty-nine 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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