GAINESVILLE, Fla.—A symposium on “Mediation in Florida and Beyond” will be held Tuesday, March 20, 2-3 p.m., in the University of Florida Levin College of Law’s Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom (HOL 180). The event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by the Institute for Dispute Resolution, the symposium features a panel of experts in the field, including:
• Robin K. Davis, Director, ADR/Mediation Services, Eighth Judicial Circuit of Florida
• Hon. Ben F. Overton, Senior Justice, Supreme Court of Florida (Retired)
• Sharon Press, Director, Dispute Resolution Center, Florida Supreme Court
• John J. Upchurch, President, Upchurch Watson White & Max Mediation Group
Leonard L. Riskin, Chesterfield Smith Professor of Law, will moderate the discussion.
“Florida is probably the leading mediation state in the country,” Riskin said. “Mediation is part of the everyday practice of law for many lawyers.” Florida also has one of the most sophisticated systems for providing and regulating mediation, and the symposium’s speakers have all been very important in the development of mediation in the state, Riskin said.
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