New Judge Bootcamp

New Judges’ Boot Camp

Join us in Exciting Nashville, Tennessee
Tennessee Bureau of Workers’ Compensation
220 French Landing Drive, Nashville, TN, 37243
Thursday & Friday, March 5-6, 2020

The prospect of becoming an adjudicator of workers’ compensation disputes can be daunting. Whether your state refers to you as a judge, a commissioner, a hearing officer, or some other title, you are expected to conduct fair hearings in an efficient manner and produce well-written decisions that have a significant impact on the citizens and businesses of your state. The New Judges’ Boot Camp is designed to make that transition smooth. You will hear from sitting adjudicators, regulators, attorneys, and academics covering a wide range of topics that will impact your day-to-day work.

Topics Include:

  • Origins of Workers’ Compensation Laws
  • Transitioning from Advocate to Adjudicator
  • Discovery Disputes
  • Conducting Hearings
  • Understanding Issues in Other Jurisdictions
  • Evidence and Objections
  • Judicial Writing
  • Ethics for Judges
  • Medical Causation and Expert Credibility Dealing with Unrepresented Litigants

New Judges’ Boot Camp 2020 Agenda


HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS: For your convenience, blocks of hotel rooms have been reserved at the Spring Hill Suites ($179/night + tax), (615) 244-5474 or click here; Fairfield Inn ($199/night + tax), (615) 432-4677 or click here; and at the Candlewood Suites ($179/night + tax), (615) 787-8787 or  click here. Please contact the hotel directly for accommodations. Book your room using group rate – NAWCJ New Judges College. The hotels are within walking distance of the site. Book by February 5th to stay in the reserved room block.  Before booking, check prices online as prices may be considerably lower than room block rates.

ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP: To become a member of the NAWCJ please click here.

BOOT CAMP REGISTRATION FEE: Registration fee for the New Judges Boot Camp is $225.00 per person. YOU MUST BE AN ADJUDICATOR TO ATTEND.

To view the full New Judges’ Boot Camp brochure, click here.

New Judges’ Boot Camp