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390 minutes
Date Published

May 5, 2016

Publisher

Washington State Association for Justice

Subjects

Workers' Compensation

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Summary

Workers’ Compensation 2016:

USING THE FORCE IN WORKERS’ COMP
Chairpersons: Kathryn Potvin & Elizabeth LePley
Thursday, May 5, 2016, Westin Hotel, Seattle
6.5 Total CLE Credits Approved (6.0 Law & Legal, plus 0.5 Ethics)
WSBA Live Activity ID# 1005175, WSBA A/V ID# 1005176

8:20-8:30 Welcome & Introductions
Kathryn Potvin, Seminar Co-chair, Putnam Lieb Potvin, Olympia
Elizabeth LePley, Seminar Co-chair, Nelson Blair Langer Engle, Seattle
8:30-9:00 Galactic Update: Legislative Session and Beyond
Michael Temple, WSAJ Government Affairs Counsel, Olympia
9:00-9:30 Patience You Must Have: Appellate Update
William Hochberg, Law Office Of William D. Hochberg, Edmonds
9:30-10:00 The Dark Side Clouds Everything: AMA Guides to Causation
Brian Wright, Causey Law Firm, Seattle
10:00-10:15 Break
10:15-11:00 Do or Do Not, There is No Try: Winning Your Case in Voir Dire
Karen Koehler, Stritmatter Kessler Whelan, Seattle
11:00-12:00 Use your Lightsaber: How to Make an Effective Request for Penalties
Sheryl Whitcomb, Penalty Adjudicator, Department of Labor and Industries
12:00-12:30 Lunch (box lunches included)
12:30-1:00 Fear is the Path to the Dark side: DSM V Update
Doug Palmer, Busick Hamrick Palmer, Vancouver
1:00-1:30 Unlearn What You have Learned: Change in the Vocational Process
Anne Kemerer Jones, M.ED., CRC, Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant,
Strategic and Great Northern Consulting, Inc., Seattle
1:30-2:00 How to Know the Good from the Bad: Best and Worst Ergonomic Accommodations
Katherine Mason, Law Offices of K.L. Mason, Seattle
2:00-2:15 Break
2:15-3:00 Hard to See, the Dark Side Is: Looking Ahead with the MPN and COHE’s.
Elizabeth LePley
3:00-3:30 You Will Know the Good from the Bad: Strategies in Claim Suppression and Fraud.
Dustin Dailey, Putnam Lieb Potvin, Olympia
3:30-4:00 I Sense a Trap: Ethics Panel Discussions
Moderator: Kathryn Potvin
Panelists: Kathy Comfort,Small, Snell, Weiss & Comfort, Tacoma
Katherine Mason
Elizabeth LePley

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Presenters

Elizabeth Lepley

Elizabeth LePley is an Associate Attorney at Lehmbecker Law Firm in Bellevue, Washington. Ms. LePley has an extensive law... Read More

Kathryn N. Potvin

Kathryn obtained a B.A. in Business Administration from California Lutheran University in 1995 then her law degree from... Read More

Michael E. Temple

Michael Temple has worked in and around the Washington State Legislature for some time. He served as Attorney to the Speaker... Read More

William D. Hochberg

William D. Hochberg, the managing partner at Hochberg & Hamar, leads a group of dedicated attorneys and staff in Edmonds,... Read More

Brian Michael Wright

Brian Wright is an attorney at Causey Wright, P.S. He has been involved in workers’ compensation since 2005 when he began... Read More

Karen K. Koehler
Partner - Stritmatter Kessler Koehler Moore

Karen Koehler aka The Velvet Hammer™ practices plaintiff personal injury and wrongful death law with Stritmatter Kessler... Read More

Sheryl A. Whitcomb

Sheryl has been with the Department of Labor and Industries for almost 22years. Prior to joining Labor and Industries, she... Read More

Doug M. Palmer

Doug Palmer is your fearless Section Leader. Some people say that he has been the greatest leader ever. Those who say his... Read More

Anne Kemerer Jones, M.Ed., CRC

Anne Kemerer Jones, M.Ed., CRC, ABVE/D has been practicing as a Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant and Case Manager since... Read More

Katherine L. Mason

Katherine Mason has been practicing law in Washington state since 1999. Her professional experience includes service with the... Read More

Dustin J. Dailey

Dustin J. Dailey is a 2007 graduate of the University of Washington School of Law. He began his legal career with the... Read More

Kathryn C. Comfort

Kathy Comfort graduated from Walla Walla College in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a Minor in... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Galactic Update: Legislative Session and Beyond - Video
Patience You Must Have: Appellate Update - Video
The Dark Side Clouds Everything: AMA Guides to Causation - Video
Do or Do Not, There is No Try: Winning Your Case in Voir Dire - Video
Use your Lightsaber: How to Make an Effective Request for Penalties - Video
Fear is the Path to the Dark side: DSM V Update - Video
Unlearn What You have Learned: Change in the Vocational Process - Video
How to Know the Good from the Bad: Best and Worst Ergonomic Accommodations - Video
Hard to See, the Dark Side Is: Looking Ahead with the MPN and COHE’s. - Video
You Will Know the Good from the Bad: Strategies in Claim Suppression and Fraud. - Video
I Sense a Trap: Ethics Panel Discussions - Video
Workers Comp - Paper
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