Workers' Compensation Update CLE Program

NYSBA Member: $175

Workers' Compensation Law Update 2019 | What Every Lawyer Should Know
This program will provide you with an overview of the fundamental concepts and issues faced in all workers’ compensation cases, together with seasoned faculty giving an in-depth treatment of several of the more complex issues frequently encountered by
practitioners.  New and experienced attorneys will benefit from this practical program in which seasoned practitioners will discuss a variety of issues crucial to Workers’ Compensation practice.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from our panel of experienced and knowledgeable practitioners and keep current with Workers’ Compensation Update 2019.

Who Should Attend: Attorneys who represent clients in workers’ compensation claims or who anticipate handling workers’ compensation claims; personal injury attorneys; civil litigators.

Sponsored by the Committee on Continuing Legal Education and the Torts Insurance Compensation Law (TICL) Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Monday, September 23 | Syracuse 
Monday, October 7 | NYC
Wednesday, October 16 | Albany & Webcast
Friday, October 18 | Buffalo

This program starts at 9:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. at all locations.  

6.0 MCLE Credits: 1.0 Skills, 1.0 Ethics, 4.0 Areas of Professional Practice 

NYSBA Member: $175 | Non-Member: $275
Section Member: $150

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Agenda
8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
          Registration

9:00 a.m. – 9:10 a.m.          Welcome and Introduction

9:10 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.        I.  Introduction to Workers’ Compensation
                                                      -History of the System
                                                      -Coverage, arising out of and in course of employment
                                                      -Exclusive Remedy

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.      II. Permanency and Resolution of Claims
                                                 -Permanent Impairment Guidelines
                                                 -Loss of Wage Earning Capacity
                                                 -Section 32 Settlements
                                                 -Medicare Considerations

10:50 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.      Refreshment Break

11:05 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.      III. Non-Compensation Benefits 
                                                      -Third Party Actions
                                                      -Disability Benefits NYS/ Long Term Policies
                                                      -Social Security
                                                      -No Fault Benefits

11:55 a.m. – 1:05 p.m.        Lunch (on your own)

1:05 p.m. – 1:55 p.m.         IV. WCB Updates in legislation, regulation, and adjudication
                                                      
-Summary of all legislative and regulatory developments involving benefits and the practice before the Board
                                                      -Developments in adjudication, including a review of Virtual Hearings

                                            Madeline Hornwood Pantzer, Esq. | NYS Workers' Compensation Board
                                            David F. Wertheim, Esq. | NYS Workers' Compensation Board

1:55 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.         V.  Ethics | 1.0 MCLE Credit in Ethics
                                                      -Retainer
                                                      -Withdrawal
                                                      -Obligations to client                                        

2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.         Refreshment Break

3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.         VI. Case Law Update, Trends and Developments | 1.0 MCLE Credit in Professional Practice
                                                       -Hot Topic
                                                       -Trends
                                                       -Future Considerations

3:50 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.         Closing Remarks


Program Planning Chairs
Elizabeth A. Fitzpatrick, Esq. | Island Companies | Calverton
Joanna M. Roberto, Esq. | Gerber Ciano Kelly Brady LLP | NYC



Tuition Assistance: Any New York attorney who has a genuine financial hardship may apply for tuition assistance for a CLE program. Learn more at www.nysba.org/TuitionAssistance.
Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys.  For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE
Out of State Accreditation:
This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.
Partial Credit for Program Segments Not Allowed:
Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the program WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.
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