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Seminar Number

9076

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Fee:

$155

ADR in the Workers' Compensation Arena

RECORDED JANUARY 21, 2016

Archived Webcast

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

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

Presiding:
Hon. Janice B. Askin, Program Chair, Administrative Law Judge, ADR Division Director,
State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta

WELCOME AND PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Hon. Janice B. Askin
HOT TOPICS IN ADR
Hon. Barbara Lynn Howell, Administrative Law Judge, ADR Division, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta
SAFETY NETS IN OUR WORKERS’ COMPENSATION SYSTEM
Moderator:
Marianne T. McMillan, Staff Attorney & Mediator, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta

Panelists:
Michael T. Coan, Administrator, Subsequent Injury Trust Fund, Atlanta
John P. Reale, Administrator, Georgia Self-Insurers Guaranty Trust Fund; Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP, Atlanta
E. Harold Stone, Stone Law Group, P.C., Duluth

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

CONSERVATORS AND DEATH CLAIMS—SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
Moderator:
Hon. Liesa A. Gholson, ADR Deputy Division Director, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta

Panelists:
Carl McCalla, III, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP, Atlanta
Thomas L. Holder, Long & Holder, LLP, Atlanta

EXPEDITED CONFERENCE CALLS, MOTIONS, MEDIATIONS, HEARINGS … WHAT IS THE BEST FORUM?
Moderator:
Hon. David K. Imahara, Chief Administrative Law Judge, Hearing Division Director, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta

Panelists:
David H. Moskowitz, Morgan and Morgan, PA, Atlanta
Marc E. Sirotkin, Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, Atlanta

ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN MEDIATION:  WHEN CLIENTS, EXPECTATIONS AND OBLIGATIONS COLLIDE
Moderator:
R. Craig Henderson, Staff Attorney & Mediator, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta

Panelists:
Stacey A. Torpey, Benedict & Torpey, P.C., Marietta
Tracy T. Leonard, Dodson & Associates, Alpharetta
SETTLEMENTS: LIABILITY STIPS, NO LIABILITY STIPS, PARTIAL STIPS
David M. Kay, Director, Settlement Division, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta
EMPLOYMENT LAW CONSIDERATIONS: ADA, FMLA, AGE DISCRIMINATION, UNION RIGHTS
Joseph C. Chancey, Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP, Atlanta
Dean A. Dellinger, Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP, Atlanta
Eric S. Jones, Tavares & Jones LLC, Atlanta
CATASTROPHIC DESIGNATION AND THE NEW BOARD RULE 200.1
Deborah G. Krotenberg, Director, Managed Care & Rehabilitation Division, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta
MSAs AND THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
Moderators:
Alan J. Marks, Staff Attorney & Mediator, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta

Panelists:
Kimberly P. Reaves, Staff Attorney & Mediator, State Board of Workers’ Compensation, Atlanta
Lisa A. Wade, Swift, Currie, McGhee & Hiers, LLP, Atlanta
Jon B. Pierce, Montlick & Associates, P.C., Atlanta