The National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary is a non-profit organization.
Our organization (The NAWJC) is designed to provide educational opportunities exclusively for the workers’ compensation judiciary at the trial or appellate level. Designed to enhance justice within the workers’ compensation system, regardless of state or jurisdiction, the association is coordinated and overseen by members of the judiciary directly responsible for the adjudication of workers’ compensation matters.
The mission of the association is to provide educational forums for the workers’ compensation judiciary concerning issues that are unique to this system of justice. Emphasis is placed on providing an educational source and national forum that will enhance the ability of workers’ compensation judges on a national scale to deal with a commonality of issues, regardless of the substantive laws of the different states.
It is the desire of the association to work with other educationally based groups for the purpose of providing leadership in promoting justice within the workers’ compensation system. NAWCJ sponsors, in partnership with other organizations, the National Workers’ Compensation Judiciary College in conjunction with the annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference (established in 1949, which currently attracts approximately 9,000 attendees). The educational conference is held in August of each year at the Marriott World Center in Orlando, Florida. The annual meeting of NAWCJ is also held in August at this national event. As a part of the Judiciary College, attendees are allowed to participate in the educational conference, one of the largest gatherings of workers’ compensation professionals in the United States, taking advantage of breakouts and the exhibitor area at the conference. Information concerning the agenda of the annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference can be accessed by referring to its website at www.wci360.com. Continuing legal education credits are applied for from the various jurisdictions represented by attendees.