Seminar Number

8476

 

Early
Registration Fee:

$150

On-Site
Registration Fee:

$170

 

ADR IN THE WORKERS' COMPENSATION ARENA

JANUARY 23, 2014

State Bar of Georgia Headquarters
104 Marietta St. NW • Atlanta

CLE Hours:
6 CLE Hours including 1 Ethics Hour, 1 Professionalism Hour and 3 Trial Practice Hours

Co-Sponsor:
Workers' Compensation Law Section, State Bar of Georgia

Presiding:
R. Craig Henderson, Program Co-Chair, ADR Division, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta
Marianne T. McMillan, Program Co-Chair, ADR Division, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta

8:00

Registration and Continental Breakfast
(All attendees must check in upon arrival. A jacket or sweater is recommended.)

8:25

Welcome and Program Overview
Hon. Janice B. Askin, Judge; Director, ADR Division, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta

8:30

WE ARE THE BOARD MEDIATORS
Moderator:
Kimberly Reaves, ADR Division, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta

ADR Division:
Hon. Liesa A. Gholson, Judge; Deputy Director, ADR Division, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta
Hon. Barbara Lynn Howell, Administrative Law Judge, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta
Joe Weatherford, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta
Michael D. Usry. State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta
Hon. Janice B. Askin
R. Craig Henderson
Marianne T. McMillan

9:15

SITF IN THE SETTLEMENT PROCESS
Michael T. Coan, Administrator, Subsequent Injury Trust Fund, Atlanta

9:45

BREAK

10:00

A VIEW FROM THE CHAIRMAN’S DESK…
Hon. Frank R. McKay, Chairman, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta

10:30

DEMYSTIFYING THE ANCILLARY ISSUES INVOLVED IN SETTLEMENTS
Joel A. Thrift, Affleck & Gordon, P.C., Atlanta

11:30
Lunch (Included in registration fee)
12:00
A VIEW FROM THE BENCH
Hon. David K. Imahara, Chief Administrative Law Judge, Legal Division, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta
12:30
THE respective PLAYERS IN THE settlement process
Ryan V. Klee, Drew, Eckl & Farnham, LLP, Atlanta
Sarah E. Stottlemyer, Stottlemyer & Associates, LLC, Atlanta
Sue Lorance, Claims Manager, Alternative Service Concepts, LLC, Norcross
Susan V. Caston, The Comprehensive Care Group, Inc, Canton
1:30
SETTLEMENTS—WHAT REALLY GETS RESOLVED
David M. Kay, Director, Settlement Division, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta
2:00

BREAK

2:15
LEGAL SKILLS AND PROFESSIONALISM IN MEDIATION
Andrea Doneff, Professor and Director, Legal Skills and Professionalism Program, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, Atlanta
3:00
ETHICS, CONFLICTS, AND RECONCILIATION IN MEDIATION
R. Craig Henderson
3:45
ADJOURN