8:55 Welcome and Introductions
9:00 Staking Your Claim
Barry Jennings, Jennings Law, Raleigh
Tim Wilson, Mewborn & DeSelms, Jacksonville
Hear the plaintiff, defense and mediator perspectives on how to best prove compensability in your claim or defend the denial of a case.
9:55 How Much Are We Talking?
Leeann Gerlach, Ricci Law Firm, Greenville
Brian Groesser, Midkiff Muncie & Ross, Raleigh
Receive a primer on how to appropriately value your claim for settlement as well as how to convince your client to follow your recommendations.
11:05 Litigation Tips and Strategies
Ben Ridings, Wallace & Graham, Salisbury
Deputy Commissioner Layla Santa Rosa, NC Industrial Commission, Raleigh
Reghan Schmitt, Holder Padgett Littlejohn & Prickett LLC, Raleigh
Hear from a deputy commissioner, plaintiff's attorney, and defense attorney on how to conduct yourself in the courtroom and how to advise your client to do the same.
12:05 Lunch Break
1:05 Death Claims
Scott Fuller, Cranfill Sumner LLP, Raleigh
Griff Shuler, Daggett Shuler, Winston-Salem
Learn how to navigate death claims, their compensability, and the benefits owed, as well as how to determine the appropriate beneficiaries.
2:00 Scarring and Disfigurement
Deputy Commissioner Jesse Tillman III, NC Industrial Commission, Charlotte
Hear from a deputy commissioner on how awards of scarring and disfigurement are made as well as what evidence each side should present.
2:55 A Moral Compass*
Melissa Cleary, McAngus Goudelock & Courie LLC, Raleigh
Cameron Simmons, Cameron Simmons Law, Wilmington
In this ethics hour, we discuss pushing the limits of zealous advocacy and whether there are common litigation tactics within the Workers' Compensation Bar that cross the lines of ethics.
4:05 There's a Case for That
Elizabeth Hilker, EMP Law, Winston-Salem
Hear and discuss some of the top cases every workers' compensation attorney should know and how to use them in your practice.
* Indicates portion providing Ethics/Professional Responsibility credit
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