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7th Annual Workers’ Compensation Institute: Practical Skills for the Work Comp Attorney (2019)

A comprehensive program with more than 6 hours of training on Illinois workers' compensation practice from experienced attorneys on both sides of each issue, along with insights from Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission officials.
Credits: 3.25 General, 0 Diversity/Inclusion PR, 0 MH/SA PR, 3 Other PR


Agenda

 *Petitioner’s Perspective
**Respondent’s Perspective

Welcoming Announcements: David M. Barish, Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca, Chicago, Program Moderator

Opening remarks: Chairman Michael Brennan, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago

Case Law Update
Learn about recent Illinois Appellate Court cases that significantly impact the practice, with important insights for both Petitioner’s and Respondent’s attorneys.  Supreme Court Rule 138 and 735 ILCS 5/8-2901 will also be discussed.
Arnold G. Rubin, Rubin Law Group, Ltd., Chicago

Ethical Communication in the Workers’ Compensation Arena
(1.0 Professional Responsibility)
Understand ethical issues presented by Petitioners’ and Respondents’ attorneys’ representation of their clients, medical communications (including with nurse case managers), potential conflicts regarding respondent employer vs respondent insurance company, physician-patient privilege, the attorney-client relationship and more!
Timothy Shay, Shay & Associates, Springfield & Decatur*
Mario Basurto, Nyhan, Bambrick, Kinzie & Lowry, Chicago**

Parking Lot Cases
Parking lot cases present challenges for both petitioners and respondents.  Practice guidelines to prove and defend cases involving accidents occurring on parking lots can help.  Learn the “general premises” rule and its exceptions, and the significance of the Walker Brothers decision. Also understand how to effectively analyze and prepare cases involving vehicle accidents and those involving the condition of parking lots. 
Philip A. Bareck, Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca, Chicago*
Joseph P. Basile, Attorney at Law, Chicago**

How to Identify Patients with Aberrant Opioid Behaviors:  What Your Practice Can Do
Dr. Kenneth Candido, Chicago Anesthesiology Pain Specialists, LLC, Chicago

Transitional Temporary Employment
What is it? Why might it differ from light duty employment (or maybe it won’t)?  Better understand TTE and the Commission decision in Stegan vs. Reladyne
Jack Cannon, Shannon Law Group, P.C., Chicago*
Brian Koch, Wiedner & McAuliffe, Chicago**

E-Filing:  Rules, Regulations and the New CompFile System
(0.75 Professional Responsibility)
Learn from a Petitioner’s and a Respondent’s attorney about the rules and statutes governing e-filing and get an update on applicable case law.  The Commission will also provide insight into e-filing and an update on the implementation of CompFile, the Commission’s new e-filing system.
Catherine Krenz Doan, Rubin Law Group, Ltd., Chicago*
Christopher Jarchow, Hennessy & Roach, P.C., Chicago**
David Larson, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago

Uncivil Practice: Putting the Civility Back in Workers’ Compensation
(0.5 Professional Responsibility)
Get perspectives from both sides of the practice about dealing with counsel in a respectful way, with a focus on practical issues faced on a regular basis.
Steven J. Seidman, Seidman Margulis & Fairman, LLP, Chicago*
James Clune, Garofalo, Schreiber, Storm & Grant, Chtd, Chicago**

Practical Tips for Handling Appeals, Writing Briefs, and Presenting Oral Arguments
(0.75 Professional Responsibility)
Our panel of distinguished decision-makers offers a unique perspective on their analysis of cases from the ground level up, from arbitration-level proceedings through further reviews and appeals through the Commission and the Appellate Court.
Panel Moderator: David M. Barish, Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca, Chicago
Justice William E. Holdridge, Third District Appellate Court of Illinois, Ottawa
Commissioner Douglas McCarthy, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago
Arbitrator Jessica Hegarty, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago

Adjourn

Proving Up a 19(h) Case before the Commission

Understand the proof necessary to support a claim for benefits as well as how to defend a 19(h) case.  Learn how a case is prepared for claiming medical benefits, TTD benefits and permanency after an award is final.
Steven J. Costello, Horowitz, Horwitz and Associates, Chicago*
Candice E. Drew
, Wiedner & McAuliffe, Chicago**

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Agenda

 *Petitioner’s Perspective
**Respondent’s Perspective

Welcoming Announcements: David M. Barish, Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca, Chicago, Program Moderator

Opening remarks: Chairman Michael Brennan, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago

Case Law Update
Learn about recent Illinois Appellate Court cases that significantly impact the practice, with important insights for both Petitioner’s and Respondent’s attorneys.  Supreme Court Rule 138 and 735 ILCS 5/8-2901 will also be discussed.
Arnold G. Rubin, Rubin Law Group, Ltd., Chicago

Ethical Communication in the Workers’ Compensation Arena
(1.0 Professional Responsibility)
Understand ethical issues presented by Petitioners’ and Respondents’ attorneys’ representation of their clients, medical communications (including with nurse case managers), potential conflicts regarding respondent employer vs respondent insurance company, physician-patient privilege, the attorney-client relationship and more!
Timothy Shay, Shay & Associates, Springfield & Decatur*
Mario Basurto, Nyhan, Bambrick, Kinzie & Lowry, Chicago**

Parking Lot Cases
Parking lot cases present challenges for both petitioners and respondents.  Practice guidelines to prove and defend cases involving accidents occurring on parking lots can help.  Learn the “general premises” rule and its exceptions, and the significance of the Walker Brothers decision. Also understand how to effectively analyze and prepare cases involving vehicle accidents and those involving the condition of parking lots. 
Philip A. Bareck, Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca, Chicago*
Joseph P. Basile, Attorney at Law, Chicago**

How to Identify Patients with Aberrant Opioid Behaviors:  What Your Practice Can Do
Dr. Kenneth Candido, Chicago Anesthesiology Pain Specialists, LLC, Chicago

Transitional Temporary Employment
What is it? Why might it differ from light duty employment (or maybe it won’t)?  Better understand TTE and the Commission decision in Stegan vs. Reladyne
Jack Cannon, Shannon Law Group, P.C., Chicago*
Brian Koch, Wiedner & McAuliffe, Chicago**

E-Filing:  Rules, Regulations and the New CompFile System
(0.75 Professional Responsibility)
Learn from a Petitioner’s and a Respondent’s attorney about the rules and statutes governing e-filing and get an update on applicable case law.  The Commission will also provide insight into e-filing and an update on the implementation of CompFile, the Commission’s new e-filing system.
Catherine Krenz Doan, Rubin Law Group, Ltd., Chicago*
Christopher Jarchow, Hennessy & Roach, P.C., Chicago**
David Larson, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago

Uncivil Practice: Putting the Civility Back in Workers’ Compensation
(0.5 Professional Responsibility)
Get perspectives from both sides of the practice about dealing with counsel in a respectful way, with a focus on practical issues faced on a regular basis.
Steven J. Seidman, Seidman Margulis & Fairman, LLP, Chicago*
James Clune, Garofalo, Schreiber, Storm & Grant, Chtd, Chicago**

Practical Tips for Handling Appeals, Writing Briefs, and Presenting Oral Arguments
(0.75 Professional Responsibility)
Our panel of distinguished decision-makers offers a unique perspective on their analysis of cases from the ground level up, from arbitration-level proceedings through further reviews and appeals through the Commission and the Appellate Court.
Panel Moderator: David M. Barish, Katz, Friedman, Eisenstein, Johnson, Bareck & Bertuca, Chicago
Justice William E. Holdridge, Third District Appellate Court of Illinois, Ottawa
Commissioner Douglas McCarthy, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago
Arbitrator Jessica Hegarty, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Chicago

Adjourn

Proving Up a 19(h) Case before the Commission

Understand the proof necessary to support a claim for benefits as well as how to defend a 19(h) case.  Learn how a case is prepared for claiming medical benefits, TTD benefits and permanency after an award is final.
Steven J. Costello, Horowitz, Horwitz and Associates, Chicago*
Candice E. Drew
, Wiedner & McAuliffe, Chicago**

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