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Workers Compensation 2017 BUFF

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Friday, November 17, 2017
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Eastern Standard Time


Friday, November 17, 2017 | Buffalo | Adam's Mark Hotel 
120 Church St. | Buffalo, NY | 14202 

6.0 MCLE Credits
4 Professional Practice; 1 Skills & 1 Ethics

Program Co-Sponsors
Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section
The Committee on Continuing Legal Education 

Program Chairs
Joanna M. Roberto, Esq. | Goldberg Segalla | Garden City, NY
John H. Snyder, Esq. | Gitto & Niefer, LLP | New Hartford, NY
Local Chair
Susan R. Duffy, Esq. | Hamberger & Weiss

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

Click here to view the Workers' Compensation Update 2017 program series brochure

Not Able to Attend in Person?
A Live Webcast Option is Available: Friday, 
November 17, 2017*
If you cannot watch the webcast at the scheduled time and date, the recording will be available to you to access after the presentation date for a 60 day period enabling you to watch on your schedule and earn your MCLE credits.*Newly admitted attorneys (less than twenty-four months) must attend the live program in order to earn Skills credits. Newly admitted attorneys are not able to earn Skills credits by viewing the webcast.


Program Description
In 2015, the Workers’ Compensation Board held 261,446 hearings, assembled 142,830 claims, and issued 354,426 resolutions.  It is no surprise that almost every attorney in New York is approached to represent an injured worker or an employer in a workers’ compensation claim.  Understanding this area of the law is an important asset for any law practice. 
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 2017!


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. Workers' Compensation Proceedings: From Beginning to End A historical perspective, basic concepts and steps in starting and responding to a claim (1.0 MCLE Credit in Skills)
Roslyn Sireci Sackel, Esq. | Sawers and Sackel

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. - II. Medical Treatment Guidelines (1.0 MCLE Credit in Professional Practice)
Renee E. Heitger, Esq. | Hamberger & Weiss

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

11:05 a.m. – 11:55 a.m. - III. Ethical Considerations In Managing Clients and Handling Proceedings (1.0 MCLE Credit in Ethics)
Jeffrey M. Steenberg, Esq. | Steenberg Law Firm

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

1:05 p.m. – 1:55 p.m. - IV. Third Party Actions, Liens and Credit Issues (1.0 MCLE Credit in Professional Practice)
Thomas C. Burnham, Esq. | Lipsitz Green Scime Cambria LLP

1:55 – 2:45 p.m. - V. Section 32 Settlements and Medicare Concerns (1.0 MCLE Credit in Professional Practice)
Nicole Graci, Esq. I Hamberger & Weiss

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)
Colleen M. Malchow, Esq. | Dolce Panepinto Attorneys at Law

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

4:00 p.m. - Adjourn

Please click here to view faculty bios.  

Member: $175

Torts, Insurance & Compensation Law Section Members: $140
Non-member: $275

Interested in registering more than one attorney?
Three or more registrations from the same firm/organization are eligible for our 20% Group Discount

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Pre-registration Strongly Advised: You can save money and guarantee your seat and course materials by registering early. Registrations received at the door are subject to an additional $15.00 registration fee. Registrations cancelled less than three days from the program date will be assessed a cancellation fee of $25.00

This program provides TRANSITIONAL credit to all attorneys. For information about New York MCLE requirements, visit www.nycourts.gov/attorneys/CLE IMPORTANT NOTICE--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 segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.
Adams Mark Hotel Buffalo
120 Church Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Online Registration has closed, to register please contact the Member Resource Center at 1-800-582-2452