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The Basics of Workers' Compensation (2021 Workers' Compensation Fall Program)

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Join us as we dive into the basics of practicing workers' compensation from the perspectives of both representing plaintiffs and representing defendants.

This introductory CLE features established workers' compensation attorneys providing tips and tricks for appearing before the North Carolina Industrial Commission and the North Carolina Court of Appeals.

Attendees review the cases every workers' compensation practitioner should know and discuss challenges on both sides of a claim, examine the different types of dockets, and receive practical advice for navigating the mediation process.


  • Cases Every Workers' Compensation Attorney Should Know
  • Challenges Faced on Both Sides of a Claim
  • Appearing Before the NC Industrial Commission
  • Non-insured and Fines
  • Appearing Before the North Carolina Court of Appeals
  • Mediation for Workers' Compensation Attorneys

Live Webcast
Friday, November 5, 2021
8:55 AM–4:10 PM

Click here to view the full program agenda.


  • Michael W. Ballance, Dickie McCamey & Chilcote PC, Raleigh
  • Jacqueline R. "Jackie" Clare, Jacqueline R. Clare Attorney at Law, Raleigh
  • Thomas M. Clare, Thomas M. Clare Attorney at Law, Raleigh
  • Angela F. Craddock, Young Moore and Henderson PA, Raleigh
  • Julia M. Harris, North Carolina Department of Justice, Raleigh
  • M. Duane Jones, Hedrick Gardner Kincheloe & Garofalo LLP, Charlotte
  • Paul C. McCoy, Lewis & Roberts PLLC, Raleigh
  • Ashley M. Moore, North Carolina Industrial Commission, Raleigh
  • William W. "Bill" Peaslee, North Carolina Industrial Commission, Raleigh
  • Vernon Sumwalt, The Sumwalt Group Workers' Comp and Trial Lawyers, Charlotte

NCBA Workers' Compensation Section

  • Rita Beard Dorry, Lewis & Roberts PLLC, Raleigh (Planner)
  • J. Jack Hardison, Hardison & Cochran, Raleigh (Planner)

North Carolina: 6.00 MCLE Hours

1.00 NC Dispute Resolution Commission CME
Qualifies for NC State Bar Workers' Compensation Law Specialization


See pricing below. Discounts may be available for NCBA members who are students, law professors, judges or legal services/public interest attorneys. Call CLE at 919.677.0561 for details.