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In-Person Live | Claiming Victory: Strategies for Workers' Compensation Advocacy (2023 Workers' Compensation Fall Program)

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This back-to-basics CLE assists you in obtaining the best results for your client, proving the facts of your case, and conducting yourself with decorum and professionalism in all venues.

Hear from professionals how both sides of the bar can advocate effectively and knowledgeably on all aspects of workers' compensation, regardless of your level of experience.


  • Staking Your Claim
  • How Much Are We Talking?
  • Litigation Tips and Strategies
  • Death Claims
  • Scarring and Disfigurement
  • A Moral Compass
  • There's a Case for That

In-Person Live
Friday, November 17, 2023
8:25 AM–5:05 PM

Click here to view the full program agenda.

North Carolina Bar Center, 8000 Weston Parkway, Cary

Contact hotels directly for reservations at the special NCBA room rate. Rates are based on availability and rooms may sell out.

Embassy Suites, 201 Harrison Oaks Boulevard, Cary
Nightly Rate: $174 single/double
Reservations: Click here or call 919.677.1840 (Corporate Account Code: 2691626)

TownePlace Suites by Marriott, 120 Sage Commons Way, Cary
Nightly Rate: $114 studio queen with sleeper sofa (Sunday–Thursday)
Reservations: 919.678.0005 (Ask for the NCBA corporate rate)


  • Deputy Commissioner Layla Santa Rosa, NC Industrial Commission, Raleigh
  • Deputy Commissioner Jesse Tillman III, NC Industrial Commission, Charlotte
  • Melissa Cleary, McAngus Goudelock & Courie LLC, Raleigh
  • Scott Fuller, Cranfill Sumner LLP, Raleigh
  • Leeann Gerlach, Ricci Law Firm, Greenville
  • Brian Groesser, Midkiff Muncie & Ross, Raleigh
  • Elizabeth Hilker, EMP Law, Winston-Salem
  • Barry Jennings, Jennings Law, Raleigh
  • Ben Ridings, Wallace & Graham, Salisbury
  • Reghan Schmitt, Holder Padgett Littlejohn & Prickett LLC, Raleigh
  • Griff Shuler, Daggett Shuler, Winston-Salem
  • Cameron Simmons, Cameron Simmons Law, Wilmington
  • Tim Wilson, Mewborn & DeSelms, Jacksonville

NCBA Workers' Compensation Section

  • Casey Spence, Deuterman Law Group, Greensboro (Planner)
  • Tyler L. Younts, Orbock Ruark & Dillard PC, Winston-Salem (Planner)

North Carolina: 6.25 MCLE Hours

1.00 Ethics/Professional Responsibility
Qualifies for NC State Bar Workers' Compensation Law Specialization


Masks remain optional at NCBA/NCBF in-person events, and we encourage all attendees to use good health and safety practices. The NCBA/NCBF does not provide notification of potential exposure following in-person events.

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.