Workers' Compensation: Navigating a New Era (2014)

Date: 05/30/2014

Workers' Compensation – Navigating a New Era:  
Up to Date Strategies for Claimants at the Department,
Board and in Superior Court

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Chairpersons:  Robert Silber & Elizabeth LePley

Recorded, Friday, May 30 • 6.75 CLE Credits • Tacoma

WSBA Activity ID#: 374232


                Part 1    Appellate Update – The Year in Review.  
Bill Hochberg, Esq., Edmonds

                Part 2    Hot Button Issues at the Department: Return to Work, VDRO, Office of the Medical Director.  
Joel Sacks, L&I Director and
Vickie Kennedy, Assistant Director, Insurance Services, L&I

                Part 3    Working with the Department on CRSSAs and Settlements.  
Evelyn Lopez, Senior AAG, L&I Division Chief and
Debra Tollefson, Esq., Legal Services Program Manager, L&I

                Part 4    Legislative Update – Where We Stand Now and What is Coming Next.  
Michael Temple, WSAJ, Government Affairs Consultant

                Part 5    An Update from the Board: Significant Decisions, Internal Changes and CRSSAs.  
Frank Fennerty, BIIA, Labor Member

                Part 6    New Tools and Different Tactics in Board Litigation. 
Brian Wright, Esq., Seattle and
Katherine Mason, Esq., Seattle

                Part 7    How to Develop the Story:  Use of Psychodrama. 
Bob Dawson, Esq., Seattle

                Part 8    How to Present Your Case at Superior Court: Voir Dire and Opening Statement.  
Bob Dawson, Esq., Seattle

                Part 9    The Spine & Upper Extremities:  How Repetitive Work Causes Injury. 
David Spanier, M.D., Seattle and
Robert Hall, Esq., Longview

              Part 10    Devils in the Details: Winning in Superior Court. 
Elizabeth LePley, Esq., Bellevue,
Doug Palmer, Esq., Vancouver,
Lee Thomas, Esq., Kent

              Part 11    The New Draft Jury Instructions.  
Wayne Lieb, Esq., Olympia

              Part 12    Medicare Offset/Social Security Issues in WC. 
Amie Peters, Esq., Edmonds