AMA Guides Sixth 2022: Public Comment Period Coming in August

Proposals to update the neurology content (chapter 13) of the AMA Guides are being considered for adoption by the AMA Guides Editorial Panel for adoption in 2022. Specific topics addressed in the proposed update include emotional and behavioral impairment associated with neurological disorders, removal of the Global Assessment of Functioning from impairment rating methodology, and […]

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CWCL 2020 WRITING CONTEST

by Honorable LuAnn Haley Administrative Law Judge Tucson, AZ               WYOMING LAW GRAD CATENA “PINS” A WIN IN THE CWCL 2020 WRITING CONTEST   Laura Catena, University of Wyoming College of Law 2021 graduate, took first place in the prestigious College of Workers’ Compensation (CWCL) student writing contest with her essay regarding the World […]

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West Virginia’s New Intermediate Appellate Court Fundamentally Changes Workers’ Compensation Litigation Practice

 By Charity Lawrence and Dill Battle Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC Charleston, WV April 12, 2021   The 2021 West Virginia Legislative Session produced a major change for workers’ compensation litigation in the West Virginia Appellate Reorganization Act of 2021.  Specifically, Senate Bill 275 was enacted and creates an Intermediate Court of Appeals for West […]

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BOOK NOTE

 By David B. Torrey, WCJ Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry   SICK AND TIRED: AN INTIMATE HISTORY OF FATIGUE by Emily K. Abel University of North Carolina Press. 196 pp. 2021. Public health professor Emily Abel has written a brief but wide-ranging social history of the phenomenon of fatigue. Abel, herself a breast cancer […]

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NOTICE OF VIRTUAL ELECTION OF NAWCJ OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

by Honorable Shannon Bruno Chief Judge Louisiana Workforce Commission Harahan, LA   REMINDER: Due to the rescheduling of the 2021 NAWCJ Judiciary College to December, the Annual Meeting of the membership of the NAWCJ will not be held in person this year.  However, the election of Officers and Directors will be conducted electronically.   A […]

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NAWCJ NEW LUNCH-AND-LEARN PROGRAMS

The National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary is proud to announce new lunch-and-learn programming open to all members. The need for collegiality and conversation has never been clearer. The adjudicators that persevere in this vast array of jurisdictional systems are focused, dedicated, and unfortunately sometimes isolated. The NAWCJ seeks to bridge the gaps that separate […]

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SAVE THE DATE

by Honorable Shannon Bruno Bishop Chief Judge Office of Workers’ Compensation Louisiana Workforce Commission Harahan, LA National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary College December 13-15, 2021 Orlando, Florida   The WCI Conference and NAWCJ Judicial College have been moved to December.  Save the date to enjoy the cooler temperatures of Florida, while enjoying the comradery […]

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Moot Court Competition Volunteers Needed!

by Wesley G. Marshall Commissioner Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission   The E. Earle Zehmer Moot Court Competition is on again in 2021; the 2020 competition was postponed due to COVID. The competition is held in conjunction with the Workers’ Compensation Institute and National Judiciary College, which will be held December 12-15, 2021! However, that is […]

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JULY 2021 MEMBER NEWS

                ALLEN CRADDOCK APPOINTED DEPUTY COMMISSIONER OF HEARINGS On June 7, 2021, the Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation (DWC) announced Allen Craddock as deputy commissioner for Hearings. Dr. Craddock succeeds Kerry Sullivan, who had served in that capacity since 2013. Dr. Craddock graduated from St. Mary’s […]

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