Thursday, June 11, 2015
5.75 CLE Credits Approved until June 11, 2020
(includes 1.0 Ethics/Professionalism)
Greater Tacoma Convention & Trade Center
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
10:25-10:55 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