By Judge Jennifer Hopens
Texas Department of Insurance, Division of Workers’ Compensation
Wanting to hear practical, useful tips from top-flight judicial instructors on conducting workers’ compensation proceedings in the new remote environment? Interested in learning about COVID-19 presumptions (which could be coming to your jurisdiction or a jurisdiction near you)?
If so, you’re in luck!
There is still time to register for the virtual International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) joint judicial program with NAWCJ. The two-day program will take place on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, and Thursday, September 24, 2020, during the 106th Annual IAIABC Convention’s conflict resolution week.
Day one of the IAIABC-NAWCJ Judicial Program will include a pre-recorded multi-jurisdictional panel discussion on virtual proceedings moderated by Judge Bruce Moore of Kansas, the immediate past-president of NAWCJ. Judges Knowrasa Patrick of Washington State, Sharon Reeves of Georgia, Doug Gott of Kentucky, Sylvia Medina-Shore of Florida, and T. Scott Beck of South Carolina join Judge Moore for this very topical talk. Participants will also be invited to participate in the IAIABC Dispute Resolution Committee meeting to continue discussion and hear a spotlight presentation from Missouri on their dispute resolution system.
On day two, there will be a live College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers (CWCL) panel on COVID-19 presumptions, a subject of immense national interest. Judge Moore, along with distinguished workers’ compensation practitioners (representing both injured employees and employers), will discuss various issues and considerations related to this highly relevant current event. Following the CWCL panel, Dr. Mandi Johnson from North Dakota Workplace Safety & Insurance will discuss the topic of mental health during the physical and social distancing age.
The program will also be pre-approved for continuing legal education credits in many states.
For further information, including how to register, please visit https://www.iaiabc.org/events/iaiabc-106th-convention. The Judicial Program registration fee is $125.00.
We hope to see you this month at the IAIABC & NAWCJ Judicial Program!