July 2022 President’s Letter

Greetings from the President

By Shannon Bruno Bishop

The National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary’s Judicial College is a little over a month away and I am so excited about this year’s conference.  As always, we have lots of educational sessions lined up.  Our Curriculum Committee has organized sessions on writing pitfalls, evidence, issues related to undocumented workers, delayed treatment, and the effects of mental disease on workers’ compensation claims.  These are just a few topics, but believe me there are many more interesting sessions lined up.

Aside from enjoying our educational sessions, I look forward to meeting and reconnecting with my colleagues at a few of the social gatherings that have been planned by the Conference Committee.  The opportunity to meet other workers’ compensation adjudicators from across the country has been my greatest joy of being a member of the NAWCJ.  I always look forward to sharing stories and experiences with you, not to mention a few good laughs!

Please enjoy this month’s Lex & Verum.  Our editorial committee has included several interesting articles, as well as information regarding Judicial College scholarships, opportunities to serve as judges for the Ear T. Zehmer Moot Court Competition and the Give Kids the World Service Day project, which will take place on August 20, 2022.

In closing, I would like to end where I began…the Judicial College!  Take a look at the College Brochure and please register for the Judicial College.  You will not be disappointed.

Shannon B. Bishop