…Will the new guides be lost in translation?

by Honorable David Langham Deputy Chief Judge of Compensation Claims Pensacola, FL Reflections on the AMA Guides and the Recent Critiques of the New Digital Format   I. The personal injury legal system is dependent upon medicine. People obviously require care and treatment for injuries; the dependence runs deeper however. When determining damages, the law […]

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Committee Forms to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the National Commission’s Report

by Honorable David B. Torrey Workers’ Compensation Judge Pittsburgh, PA   National workers’ compensation leaders have formed a committee to plan a commemoration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the 1972 publication of the Report of the National Commission on State Workmen’s Compensation Laws. That report condemned the current status of compensation laws (limited coverages, poverty-level […]

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NOTICE OF VIRTUAL ELECTION OF NAWCJ OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS IN AUGUST 2021

by Honorable Deneise Lott Sr. Administrative Law Judge Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission Jackson, MS   NAWCJ’s Nominating Committee  –  chaired by Immediate Past President Judge Bruce Moore of Kansas, with Board members Judge Jennifer Hopens of Texas and Judge Jim Szablewicz of Virginia  –  recommended an excellent slate of Officers and Directors for the coming […]

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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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