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

Workers' Compensation Law Section, State Bar of Georgia

Kelly A. Benedict, Program Co-Chair, Benedict & Torpey, P.C., Marietta
Hon. Elizabeth W. Lammers, Program Co-Chair, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta

welcome and program overview
Kelly A. Benedict
FORMS, FILINGS, AND THE BOARD’S INTEGRATED CLAIMS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (ICMS): A Primer on the Legal and Practical Considerations for Getting Your Claims Filed and Your Issues Heard
Hon. Viola S. Drew, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta
Dana Prather, Director, Process Improvement and Oversight Division, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta
PRESENTATION OF YOUR CASE AT TRIAL: The Panel of Judges will Give Their Perspectives on Such Things as How to Name the Proper Parties, the Elements of the Burden of Proof, How and Why Attorney’s Fees are Awarded, and Common Mistakes They See
Hon. Elizabeth W. Lammers
Hon. Jerome J. Stenger, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Savannah
Hon. David K. Imahara, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Gainesville and Atlanta
FINDING COVERAGE: A Presentation on Common and Perhaps Not so Common Ways to Find Insurance Coverage and Determine Who Pays
C. Wade McGuffey, Jr., Goodman, McGuffey, Lindsey & Johnson, LLP, Atlanta
DEFENSES THAT ARE THROWN AT YOU AND HOW TO RETURN THE BALL: Presenters will Discuss the Various Defenses That May be Raised in the Workers’ Compensation Arena, Including Intoxication and Other Affirmative Defenses, and How a Claimant Might Overcome Them
Cannon C. Alsobrook, Savell & Williams, LLP, Atlanta
Timothy V. Hanofee, Attorney at Law, Atlanta
MOTION PRACTICE: Everything you Need to Know About Motion Practice Before the Board, Including When a Motion is Appropriate, the Workers’ Compensation Act’s “Good Faith” Requirement, and the Board’s “Expedited Resolution” Program
Hon. Janice B. Askin, Director, ADR Division, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta
Hon. Nicole D. Tifverman, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Savannah
ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS: Common Ethical Dilemmas and Avoiding Malpractice Claims
Frank Beltran, The Beltran Firm, Atlanta
PRESENTING YOUR (G)(6) CASE: Hear from an Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorney and a Vocational Rehabilitation Expert on How to Succeed in Obtaining a Catastrophic Designation for your Claim
Thomas W. Herman, Westmoreland, Patterson, Moseley & Hinson LLP, Macon
Earl Thompson, Vocational Rehabilitation, Lawrenceville
LIENS, LIENS and MORE LIENS: Presenters will Discuss Subrogation, Attorney's Fee, Child Support, and Other Liens and How to Address Them in the Workers’ Compensation Context
Kelly A. Benedict, Benedict & Torpey, P.C., Marietta
John D. Christy, John D. Christy, P.C., Perry
EVIDENTIARY ISSUES: A Distinguished Expert in Georgia’s Rules of Evidence will Address the Most Common Evidentiary Issues that Arise in the Context of Workers’ Compensation Litigation
Paul S. Milich, Professor of Law and Director of the Advocacy Program, Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta
PROFESSIONALISM: Professionalism in the Practice of Law, Generally, and in the Workers’ Compensation Arena, in Particular will be Discussed
John F. Sweet, Clements & Sweet LLC, Atlanta