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2018 Workers' Compensation CLE

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May 10, 2018


Washington State Association for Justice


Workers' Compensation


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2018 Workers' Compensation CLE
Chairpersons Doug Palmer and Brian Wright
Thursday, May 10, 2018
Westin Hotel, Seattle or via Webcast
5.75 Law & Legal Credits • 0.5 Ethics credits

8:20-8:30 Welcome & Opening
Seminar Chairs

8:30-9:00 Legislative Update
Michael Temple, WSAJ Government Affairs Counsel

9:00-9:45 Case Law Update
Bill Hochberg, Edmonds Attorney

9:45-10:00 DLI Policy/WAC Update
Tara Phillips, Olympia Paralegal

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-10:45 How to Get a Guardian Ad Litem
Joe Koplin, Kirkland Attorney & Nick Pleasants, Bellevue Attorney

10:45-11:15 Discovery Ethics
Jane Dale, Seattle Attorney

11:15-12:00 Discovery Panel
Elizabeth LePley, Bellevue Attorney & Katherine Mason, Seattle Attorney

12:00-12:45 Lunch

12:45-1:05 Does Authorization of Procedure = Acceptance?
Doug Palmer, Vancouver, WA Attorney

1:05-1:25 Challenging a Department Rule
Brian Wright, Seattle Attorney

1:25-1:45 In re Douglas R. Palmer and RCW 51.32.055
Doug Palmer, Vancouver, WA Attorney

1:45-2:15 What a VRC Wants You to Know
John Cary, MA, CRC, CDMS,Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor, OSC Vocational Systems, Inc.

2:15-2:30 Break

2:30-3:00 Good Client Intake
Tara Reck, Seattle Attorney

3:00-4:00 A Thorough Orthopedic Examination
Gary Schuster, MD, Internal Medicine & Sports Medicine, Swedish Hospital, Seattle

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Doug M. Palmer
Busick Hamrick, PLLC

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

Brian Michael Wright
Causey Law Firm

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

Michael E. Temple
Putnam Lieb Potvin

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
Law Office of William Hochberg

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

Tara Phillips

Tara Phillips is a current workers’ compensation paralegal for Jack W. Hanemann and was an L&I claims manager for 3... Read More

Joe Koplin

Joseph Koplin, a 1977 graduate of George Washington University Law School and east-coast refugee, represents injured and... Read More

Nick Pleasants

Nick Pleasants is an attorney in Bellevue, WA practicing in Estate Planning, Probate, Trusts, and Guardianship. He graduated... Read More

Jane Dale
Causey Wright

Jane Dale is a litigation attorney who practiced in a variety of legal areas before finding her passion in workers’... Read More

Elizabeth Lepley
Nelson Blair Langer Engle

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

Katherine L. Mason
Katherine L. Mason, Attorney at Law

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

John Cary

John R. Cary, MA, is a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor/Case Manager with OSC Vocational Systems, Inc. John has practiced... Read More

Tara Reck

Tara Jayne Reck has been dedicated to representing Washington State's injured workers with a special focus on trial advocacy... Read More

Gary Schuster, M.D.

Dr. Gary Schuster is a sports medicine and internal medicine physician at Broadway Concierge Medicine in Bellevue,... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

DLI Policy/WAC Update - Video
How to Get a Guardian Ad Litem - Video
Discovery Ethics - Video
Discovery Panel - Video
Does Authorization of Procedure = Acceptance? - Video
Challenging a Department Rule - Video
In re Douglas R. Palmer and RCW 51.32.055 - Video
What a VRC Wants You to Know - Video
Good Client Intake - Video
A Thorough Orthopedic Examination - Video
2018 Workers' Compensation - Paper
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