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Workers' Compensation Bench and Bar Best Practices 2021

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STARTThu., Apr. 15, 2021
9:00 AM
ENDThu., Apr. 15, 2021
12:15 PM
CLE 2 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $249.00
New Attorney: $125.00
Subscribers Pay: $0.00

About

The PBA Workers’ Compensation Bench Bar Committee Shares Its Best Practices Recommendations 

More than five years ago, the PBA Workers’ Compensation Bench Bar Committee created a permanent standing committee to review and recommend ways to refine and improve workers’ comp practice in Pennsylvania. 

Their recommendations are disseminated via a half-day “Best Practices” forum that features a distinguished panel of workers’ compensation judges and attorneys who discuss ways to improve practice before the Court, offer practical solutions to common problems, and share strategies for side-stepping ethical traps that could damage a case. 

Best Practices for Effective Case Management

Looking back, 2020 was a year of hard lessons learned. The near-immediate transition to virtual consultations, meetings, depositions, hearings—you name it, was a reactionary process. Now, with those experiences behind us, the Bar is proactively redefining and refining practice, procedure and process.  

Effective Integration of Technology Is the Key to Managing the Challenges of Practicing in a Hybrid World.

Join the Bench Bar Committee for a thorough and thoughtful examination of recommended Best Practice strategies in three areas:

1. Technology in Virtual Litigation

  • Equipment recommendations
  • Client preparation techniques
  • Avoiding technological pitfalls

2. Virtual Hearings, Depositions and Mediations

  • Preparation and communication
  • Exhibits
  • Judges’ Rules and judge’s rules
  • Procedural variations among jurisdictions 
  • Hot topics for success

3. Professionalism, Ethics, Conduct and Civility in Virtual Litigation

This unique opportunity puts you at ground zero for learning about and employing the changes that will shape your practice and maximize the service you provide to your clients in 2021 and beyond.

Co-sponsored with the PBA Workers' Compensation Law Section

All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $40. Additional copies are available at full price. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637. Printed versions of the course book will not be distributed at the course; please allow up to two weeks after the program for the printed versions of the course book to be shipped.

Practice Areas

Faculty

NameFirm/Company
Hon. Eric D. Abes PA Department of Labor & Industry Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication (Pittsburgh)
Queena S. Baumbach Esq. Perry & Baumbach PC
Katherine E. Bavoso Esq. Cipriani & Werner (Lemoyne)
Daniel K. Bricmont Esq.
Taylor J. Cohen Esq. Stern & Cohen PC
Hon. Elizabeth A. Crum
Hon. Patrick J. Cummings PA Department of Labor & Industry Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication (Scranton)
Hon. Joseph J. DeRita PA Department of Labor & Industry Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication (Hbg)
David G. Greene Esq. Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby LLP (Phila)
Hon. Marc Harrison PA Department of Labor & Industry Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication (Phila)
Barbara L. Hollenbach Esq. Norris McLaughlin P.A. (Allentown)
Barbara E. Holmes Esq. Blaufeld Schiller & Holmes LLP
Marla A. Joseph Esq. The Law Offices of Marla A. Joseph
Hon. Leah M. Lewis PA Department of Labor & Industry Bureau of Workers' Compensation (Hbg)
Michael J. McCadden Esq. Carpenter McCadden & Lane LLP (Media)
Hon. John W. McTiernan PA Department of Labor & Industry Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication (Brookville)
Hon. Jeffrey A. Mills PA Department of Labor & Industry Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication (Reading)
Hon. Robert F. O'Donnell PA Department of Labor & Industry Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication (Lancaster)
Peter A. Pentz Esq. Pentz Law
Vincent J. Quatrini Jr., Esq. Quatrini Rafferty
Hon. Tina Maria Rago PA Department of Labor & Industry Workers' Compensation Office of Adjudication
Hon. Daniel G. Snyder PA Department of Labor & Industry Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication (Allentown)
Hon. Joseph A. Stokes PA Department of Labor & Industry Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication (Upper Darby)
Hon. Kenneth P. Walsh PA Department of Labor & Industry Workers’ Compensation Office of Adjudication (Williamsport)
Matthew L. Wilson Esq. Martin Law LLC
Hon. Gerald W. Yanity PA Department of Labor & Industry Bureau of Workers' Compensation (Greensburg)
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.
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