Best Practices for Workers' Compensation Attorneys

MCLE Credits: 4.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Live on Site: Wednesday, April 13 / Richmond (Glen Allen)
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Program: 8:55 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
MCLE Credit: 4.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 4.0 Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Live Telephone Option

Information

Why Attend?

  • Hear from the Commissioners
    • What the Commissioners Expect
    • Inner Workings of the Commission
    • Attorney Fees
  • Hear from the Seasoned Attorneys
    • Significant New Issues
    • Trends and Cases
    • Practice Pointers
  • Hear from the Deputies
    • Dos and Don’ts
    • Compromise Settlements
    • Pre- and Post-Hearing Procedures
    • Effective Presentation at a Hearing

Commissioners and deputy commissioners, along with experienced workers’ compensation attorneys, will discuss the most common problems encountered by the practitioner and their solutions. This program is a unique opportunity to hear from the bench and learn how to improve your handling of a worker’s compensation case, including written statements and your presentation at the hearing and at the review levels.

Learn the mechanics of the process by which cases are referred to the docket and scheduled for hearing.

Understanding the commissioners’ viewpoints on certain aspects of compensability issues, credibility, marketing, dismissal for cause, and eligibility for partial disability benefits is essential to the practitioner. Learn what the commissioners expect.

Enormously experienced presenters will discuss what a lawyer handling a worker’s compensation case needs to know in order to skillfully present a case.

During the program you will be able to participate in a lively colloquy with the panelists.

Come hone your skills and make sure your practices are the best!

 

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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE

8:30 Registration
8:55 Opening Remarks
Lawrence J. Pascal
9:00 Workers' Compensation Appellate Practice
The Honorable Rossie D. Alston, Jr.
The Honorable Marla Graff Decker
10:00 Panel Discussion: Procedural Matters, Dos and Don’ts, Etc.
Deputy Commissioner Lynne M. Ferris
Deputy Commissioner Angela F. Gibbs
Deputy Commissioner Brooke Anne Hunter
Deputy Commissioner Jimese P. Sherrill
11:00 Break
11:15 Settlements
Deputy Commissioner Frederick M. Bruner
Senior Compromise Settlement Analyst Kathy Daniel
12:00 Panel Discussion:  Legislative Update, New Cases, Etc.
Commissioner Wesley G. Marshall
Commissioner R. Ferrell Newman
The Honorable Roger L. Williams
Craig A. Brown
Charles F. Midkiff
1:15 Adjourn

Faculty

FACULTY

Hon. Rossie D. Alston, Jr., Judge, Court of Appeals of Virginia / Richmond
Hon. Marla Graff Decker, Judge, Court of Appeals of Virginia / Richmond
Wesley G. Marshall, Commissioner, Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission / Richmond
R. Ferrell Newman, Commissioner, Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission / Richmond
Roger L. Williams, Commissioner, Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission / Richmond
Frederick M. Bruner, Deputy Commissioner, Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission / Richmond
Lynne M. Ferris, Deputy Commissioner, Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission / Richmond
Angela F. Gibbs, Deputy Commissioner, Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission / Richmond
Brooke Anne Hunter, Deputy Commissioner, Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission / Richmond
Jimese P. Sherrill, Deputy Commissioner, Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission / Richmond
Kathy Daniel, Senior Compromise Settlement Analyst, Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission / Richmond
Craig A. Brown, Ashcraft & Gerel, LLP / Alexandria
Charles F. Midkiff, Midkiff, Muncie & Ross, P.C. / Richmond

MODERATOR

Lawrence J. Pascal, Ashcraft & Gerel, LLP / Alexandria

Locations, Dates and Fees

LIVE REGISTRATION FEES
(All registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials.)

$200* regular registration (without printed materials).
$230 regular registration plus printed materials.
$245 on-site registration (if space is available) (printed materials included).

*Available until three business days before the program.


LIVE LOCATION AND DATE

Richmond (Glen Allen) / Wednesday, April 13
The Place at Innsbrook (Venue Website / Google Map)
4036-C Cox Road
Glen Allen, VA
(804) 346-2100


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