The recent pandemic, coming during the transition of the Commission to the CompFile electronic filing system, has forced our practice into a virtual world. This has required that we learn and embrace new technology to perform the basic tasks of handling our cases. In doing so, we have learned the advantages and disadvantages of this way of practicing. Explore the pros and cons of our virtual practice, what attorneys can do to make it work better, and what elements can be effective additions to our practice as we move forward with CompFile and a return to in-person court hearings.
Credits: 0 General, 0 Diversity/Inclusion PR, 0 MH/SA PR, 0.75 Other PR
Arbitrator Stephen Friedman, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago
Francis J. Lynch, Wolter, Beeman, Lynch & Londrigan, Springfield
James Clune, Garofalo, Schreiber, Storm & Grant, Chtd., Chicago