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Workers' Compensation: MCLE BasicsPlus!®

Establish a solid foundation and strategy for success

2180185PCD
4/24/2018
6 Hours
© 2018 MCLE, Inc.
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Product Description

This program provides a thorough introduction to workers’ compensation practice. Experienced attorneys who concentrate in the field and judges who rule on these matters daily draw on their expertise to give you substantive explanations and practical advice on how to handle these cases. Emphasis is placed on evaluating and litigating workers’ compensation claims. Establish a solid foundation and learn pointers and strategy from the expert panelists at MCLE.

9:30 - 9:35 am
Welcome and Introduction
Judson L. Pierce, Esq., Pierce, Pierce & Napolitano, Salem, Co-Chair
Ned W. Barrett, Esq., Law Offices of Martin B. Schneider, PC, Salem, Co-Chair
9:35 - 10:00 am
Overview of the DIA Structure and Case Flow
Hon. Omar Hernández, Department of Industrial Accidents, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
10:00 - 10:15 am
Defining Covered Employees and Personal Injury Under G.L.c. 152
Judson L. Pierce, Esq., Pierce, Pierce & Napolitano, Salem, Co-Chair
10:15 - 10:45 am
Representing the Claimant from Intake Through Litigation of the Claim
Ryan L. Benharris, Esq., Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl, Fall River
10:45 - 11:00 am
Networking and Refreshment Break
11:00 - 11:30 am
Representing the Employer/Insurer in the Initial Stages of a Claim, Filing, or Litigation Through Conciliation
Ned W. Barrett, Esq., Law Offices of Martin B. Schneider, PC, Salem, Co-Chair
11:30 - 12:00 pm
From Conciliation Through Conference
Teri A. McHugh, Esq., Boyle | Shaughnessy Law, PC, Boston
Kaylene M. Crum, Esq., Keches Law Group, Milton
12:00 - 1:00 pm
Lunch (on your own)
1:00 - 1:30 pm
Key Cases
Hon. Joseph M. Spinale, Department of Industrial Accidents, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
1:30 - 2:00 pm
Burden of Proof: Dealing with Job Offers and Vocational Experts
Ryan L. Benharris, Esq., Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl, Fall River
Teri A. McHugh, Esq., Boyle | Shaughnessy Law, PC, Boston
2:00 - 2:30 pm
Section 17a - Perspectives from Employee Counsel, Insurer Counsel and From the Bench
Judson L. Pierce, Esq., Pierce, Pierce & Napolitano, Salem, Co-Chair
Ned W. Barrett, Esq., Law Offices of Martin B. Schneider, PC, Salem, Co-Chair
Hon. Omar Hernández, Department of Industrial Accidents, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
2:30 - 2:45 pm
Networking and Refreshment Break
2:30 - 3:00 pm
Deposing Impartial Examiners and Section 11A Practice
Kaylene M. Crum, Esq., Keches Law Group, Milton
Hon. Joseph M. Spinale, Department of Industrial Accidents, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
3:15- 3:45 pm
Lump Sums and Hearings
Judson L. Pierce, Esq., Pierce, Pierce & Napolitano, Salem, Co-Chair
Teri A. McHugh, Esq., Boyle | Shaughnessy Law, PC, Boston
Hon. Joseph M. Spinale, Department of Industrial Accidents, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
3:45 - 4:15 pm
Ethical Considerations
Judson L. Pierce, Esq., Pierce, Pierce & Napolitano, Salem, Co-Chair
Ned W. Barrett, Esq., Law Offices of Martin B. Schneider, PC, Salem, Co-Chair
4:15 - 4:30 pm
The View From the Bench, Take Aways, and the "Ask the Experts" Q&A Session
Panel

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Table of Contents

Cochair

Ned W. Barrett, Esq., Law Offices of Martin B. Schneider, PC, Salem

Faculty

Kaylene M. Crum, Esq., Keches Law Group, Milton
Hon. Omar Hernández, Department of Industrial Accidents, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston
Hon. Joseph M. Spinale, Department of Industrial Accidents, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston

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