Best Practices for Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

MCLE Credits: 4.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Live Telephone: Wednesday, April 13 / 8:55 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
MCLE Credit: 4.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 4.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $200

Live on Site: April 13 in Richmond (Glen Allen)


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!


Registration Deadline:
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Call (800) 979-8253 to register up to one hour prior to the seminar

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $60 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.

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8:55 Best Practices for Workers' Compensation Attorneys - 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
1:00 Question-and-Answer Session
1:15 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.



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


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

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