Out of the Box Workers' Comp

Date: 06/11/2015

Thursday, June 11, 2015

5.75 CLE Credits Approved until June 11, 2020
(includes 1.0 Ethics/Professionalism)
Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center

  • Learn the latest updates in Workers’ Compensation Law
  • Find out how to deal with problem Retro groups
  • Hear about the latest vocational developments
  • Discover how to better handle medical witnesses

Join us as we talk about how to get better at presenting cases at the Board and Superior Court

8:20-8:30     Welcome & Introduction
Elizabeth LePley, Seminar Co-chair, Bellevue Attorney
Mark Wagner, Seminar Co-chair, Tacoma Attorney

8:30- 8:50     Losing the Paper! E-filing at the BIIA
Frank Fennerty, Labor Member, Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals

8:55-9:20     Back by Popular Demand – Hochberg's Appellate Update
Bill Hochberg, Edmonds Attorney

9:20-9:40     Update from the Department
Vickie Kennedy, Assistant Director for Insurance Services, Department of Labor and Industries

9:40-10:10     Legislative Update.
Larry Shannon, WSAJ Director of Government Affairs
Michael Temple, WSAJ Government Affairs Consultant

10:10-10:25                 Break

10:25-10:55     Penalties:  Am I Crazy or Crazy Like a Fox?
Douglas Palmer, Vancouver Attorney

10:55-11:25     Light Duty and Return to Work – "I'm going to be doing what?!
Strategy in Dealing with Light Duty Job Offers and the Significance of COHE’s on Return to Work. 
Christina Mach, Kent Attorney

11:25-12:00     Voc Changes and the Rise of Parking Lot Attendants: Non-community college programs, and parking lot cashiers, information gathering and the WC Database.  Katherine Mason

12:00-12:15     Lunch (box lunches included in tuition)

12:15-12:45     Winning Your Case As Soon As You Can: Using MTG at the Board and in Depositions. 
Brian Wright, Seattle Attorney

12:45-1:15     Handling Medical Witnesses that are Smarter Than We Are: Cross examination of IME and medical doctors at the Board.
Lee Thomas, Kent Attorney

1:15-2:00     Trying Our Cases in a Different Way.
Mark Wagner, Tacoma Attorney

2:00-2:45      Workers' Comp Ethics,
Moderator: Elizabeth LePley, Bellevue Attorney
Panel:  Kathy Comfort, Tacoma Attorney, and Katherine Mason, Seattle Attorney