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2022 IAIABC Judicial Program

Tuesday, October 4, 2022 at 10:30 AM (CDT) to Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at 3:45 PM (CDT)

Zoom

Event Details

Overview

The International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) is proudly hosting a virtual judicial program with the National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary (NAWCJ) and College of Workers' Compensation Lawyers (CWCL) on Tuesday, October 4, and Wednesday, October 5, 2022. 

Register to hear presentations on legal writing, judicial decorum, admissibility of social media evidence, and bias in decision making and engage in discussion with other attendees and instructors on these topics.

Who Should Attend?

This professional development opportunity may be of particular interest to those individuals involved directly in the judicial dispute resolution process in their jurisdiction.

Continuing Legal Education

The program will be eligible for continuing legal education credits. Please indicate which state you are seeking CLE in during the registration process so the IAIABC can get pre-approval where necessary.

Agenda

All times in Central Standard Time.

Judging in the Moment

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM   

Attendees will view scripted videos of mock hearings with various vignettes/scenarios commonly seen in workers’ compensation dispute proceedings followed by panel members moderating and discussing ways to respond to common issues shown in the videos.

Pre-Recorded Video Presenters:

Wesley MarshallWesley Marshall, Commissioner, Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission





Debbie BlevinsDeborah Blevins, Deputy Commissioner, Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission






Jim Szablewicz, Chief Deputy Commissioner, Virginia                                                        Workers’ Compensation Commission

Panelists:

Johnny Mason

Johnny Mason, Administrative Law Judge, Georgia State Board of Workers’ Compensation





Pamela JohnsonPamela Johnson, Workers’ Compensation Judge, Tennessee Court of Workers’ Compensation Claims





Meng Li Che

Meng Li Che, Assistant Chief Industrial Appeals Judge, Washington Board of Industrial Insurance Appeals






Break

11:30 AM - 11:45 AM

Judging in the Moment Continued

11:45 AM - 12:45 PM

Attendees will view scripted videos of mock hearings with various vignettes/scenarios commonly seen in workers’ compensation dispute proceedings followed by panel members moderating and discussing ways to respond to common issues shown in the videos.

Break

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM

Implicit and Explicit Bias

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Panelists:

Shannon Bishop

Shannon Bruno Bishop, District Judge, Louisiana Workforce Commission






John LazzaraJohn Lazzara, Workers’ Compensation Mediator, Lazzara Mediation & Consulting






Todd SeeligTodd Seelig, Judge, Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry








Luz Molina

Luz Molina, Distinguished Professor of Law, Loyola University



Break

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Implicit and Explicit Bias Continued

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

Dispute Resolution Committee Meeting

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Social Media Admission Panel

11:40 AM - 12:40 PM

Moderator: 
Todd SeeligTodd Seelig, Judge, Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry







Panelists:

Melissa ClearyMelissa Cleary, Workers’ Compensation Attorney, MGC Law






David LanghamDavid Langham, Deputy Chief Judge of Compensation Claims, Florida Office of Compensation Claims and Division of Administrative Hearings





Aaron Halstead, Workers Compensation Attorney, Hawks Quindel S.C.

Break

12:40 PM - 1:30 PM

Legal Writing

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Presenter:

Ferrell NewmanFerrell Newman, Commissioner, Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission






Break

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM

Legal Writing Continued

2:45 PM - 3:45 PM

View Printable Agenda


Where Will This Be Hosted?

This event will be hosted virtually through Zoom. 

Please use this link to test Zoom on your computer to ensure you do not have issues accessing Zoom: https://zoom.us/test.

If you have any issues connecting to Zoom please contact Keri Lore at klore@iaiabc.org.

Recordings and Materials

All session recordings and materials will be available to all registered attendees after the event.