Workers’ Compensation 2016: Using the Force in Workers’ Comp

Date: 05/05/2016

Workers’ Compensation 2016:
Using the Force in Workers’ Comp

Chairpersons:  Kathryn Potvin & Elizabeth LePley

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Westin Hotel, Seattle

6.0 Law & Legal, plus 0.5 Ethics = Total 6.5 CLE Credits Approved until May 5, 2021

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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 Consultant, Olympia

      9:00-9:30   Patience You Must Have: Appellate Update
William Hochberg, Law Office Of William D. Hochberg, Edmonds

    9:30-10:00   Use your Lightsaber:  How to make an effective Request for Penalties
Sheryl Whitcomb, Penalty Adjudicator, Department of Labor and Industries

  10:00-10:15   Break

  10:15-11:00   Do or Do Not, There is No Try: Winning Your Case in Voir
Karen Koehler, Stritmatter Kessler Whelan, Seattle

  11:00-12:00   The Dark Side Clouds Everything: AMA Guides to Causation
Brian Wright, Causey Law Firm, Seattle

  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