Best Practices for Workers' Compensation Attorneys

MCLE Credits: 4.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Live on Site: Wednesday, April 18 / Richmond
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

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Why Attend?

Ask the experts!

  • Hear from Appeals Court Judges
  • Hear from the Commissioners: What they expect; inner workings of the Commission; attorney fees
  • Hear from seasoned attorneys and Commission representatives: Significant new issues; trends and cases; practice pointers
  • Hear from the Deputies: Compromise settlements; best practices in navigating the life of a claim at the Commission

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
9:00 A View from the Bench—Appellate Practice
The Honorable Rossie D. Alston, Jr., The Honorable Wesley G. Russell, Jr.
10:00 Panel Discussion:  Best Practices in Navigating the Life of a Claim at the Commission
Deputy Commissioner Lynne M. Ferris, Deputy Commissioner Angela F. Gibbs, Deputy Commissioner Brooke Anne Hunter, Deputy Commissioner Jimese P. Sherrill


The discussion will include topics such as pre-hearing procedures, mediation, on-the-record hearings, evidentiary hearings, videoconference hearings, and post-hearing procedures.

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.
Chairman Wesley G. Marshall, Commissioner  R. Ferrell Newman, Craig A. Brown, Charles F. Midkiff
1:15 Adjourn

Faculty

MODERATOR

Craig A. Brown, Ashcraft & Gerel, LLP / Alexandria

FACULTY

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

FACULTY EMERITUS

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.)

$210* regular registration (without printed materials).
$240 regular registration plus printed materials.
$255 on-site registration (if space is available) (printed materials included).

*Available until 3 business days before the program


LIVE LOCATION AND DATE

Richmond / Wednesday, April 18
UVA Richmond Regional Center (Venue Website / Google Map)
2810 N. Parham Road, Suite 300, 3rd Floor (Parking available only in spots not marked “Visitor Parking”)
(804) 662-7464


Click here if you wish to register three or more people from the same firm.
A special 15% discount and free shipping on Virginia CLE®–published books will be available for purchases made at the seminar site.

Lower Registration Fee and Greater Functionality with Downloadable E-Book Seminar Materials

ALL seminar registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials. E-book materials are searchable, easily accessible, and efficient to use.

When registering, please be sure to provide a legible, valid e-mail address to which Virginia CLE® can send a link to the e-book materials.

Registrants who elect a registration option that includes downloadable e-book seminar materials only and not the printed materials will receive, at the seminar, a short, printed seminar outline with space to take notes.

Printed Materials: You still have the option of receiving a complete set of printed materials for a higher registration fee. Registrants who choose this option will receive printed materials at the program.

REGISTRATION DEADLINES

To receive access to the downloadable e-book materials BEFORE the seminar AND register for the lower fee, your registration must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. THREE BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE the seminar.  A link to the downloadable e-book materials will be e-mailed to you two business days before the seminar.  Once you download the materials, you can review them and print the portions you want to bring with you to the seminar.

After 5:00 p.m. THREE BUSINESS DAYS BEFORE the seminar, only the registration options that include printed materials will be available.


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

If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact Virginia CLE® well in advance of the program date.

Private recording of this program is prohibited.

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