Best Practices for Workers' Compensation Attorneys (USB Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 4.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 4.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $195 - USB with electronic materials
$225 - USB plus printed materials (includes electronic materials)
Available Through: 4/30/2021

Information

A pre-recorded video replay of the April 2018 live seminar, Best Practices for Workers’ Compensation Attorneys.


Topics:

  • 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.

 

Schedule

COURSE TOPICS

A View from the Bench—Appellate Practice
The Honorable Rossie D. Alston, Jr., The Honorable Wesley G. Russell, Jr.
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.
Settlements
Deputy Commissioner Frederick M. Bruner, Senior Compromise Settlement Analyst Kathy Daniel
Panel Discussion:  Legislative Update, New Cases, Etc.
Chairman Wesley G. Marshall, Commissioner  R. Ferrell Newman, Craig A. Brown, Charles F. Midkiff

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. Robert A. Rapaport, 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

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