2019 Workers' Compensation Section Seminar
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When: Thursday, December 5, 2019
8:30 AM - 3:45 PM CT
Where: Embassy Suites La Vista
12520 Westport Pkwy
La Vista, Nebraska  68128
United States

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MCLE Accreditation
NE MCLE #184751.  5.75 CLE Hours, including 1.0 Ethics Hours (Regular/Live)
NE MCLE #184752.  5.75 CLE Hours, including 1.0 Ethics Hours (Distance Learning)

Registration Fees
$374.00 – Regular Registration
$288.00 – NSBA Voluntary Dues-Paying Member
Free – Law students

The 2019 Annual Workers’ Compensation Seminar will provide updates on the workers compensation field, including trends in the trial courts and legislature, underutilized tools for practitioners, medicolegal analysis, and procedural and evidentiary standards of the court.

8:30 AM  
Workers’ Compensation 101
Paul Prentiss, Prentiss Grant LLC

This session will provide an overview of all necessary elements of a workers’ compensation claim, including all possible defenses, benefits and settlements.
9:25 AM
Opening Remarks & Introductions
9:30 AM
Trends in the Trial Courts
Dallas Jones, Baylor Evnen, LLP

This session will provide caselaw update, patterns of court decisions, trends, and the significance of those trends from a historical perspective.
10:30 AM
10:45 AM
Underutilized Tools For the Work Comp Practitioner
Eric Brown, Partner, Atwood, Holsten, Brown, Deaver & Spier, P.C., L.L.O.

11:15 AM
Legislative Update
Tom Green, Nebraska Legislature
Tim Hruza, Mueller Robak

This session will review legislation passed in 2019 impacting lawyers representing clients in workers compensation court. The speakers will also highlight anticipated issues to be address in the 2020 legislative session.
11:45 AM Lunch (included with your registration)
12:30 PM View from the Bench: Workers Compensation Litigation—A focus on procedure and evidence
Judges Fitzerald, Hoffert, Block, and Stine, panelists
Justin High, moderator

In this session, a panel of workers compensation judges will discuss the proper procedure and specifics on evidence they have seen in their courtrooms.
1:30 PM Medical Perspective
Dr. Sunil Bansal

This session will discuss how logical fallacies impact medical practice judgement as well as medicolegal analysis
 2:30 PM Break
 2:45 PM
Preventing Attorney Burnout
Chris Aupperle, NLAP Director

Attorney burnout is a highly widespread problem in the legal industry. When attorneys experience burnout, clients and cases suffer. This session will highlight the importance of keeping burnout at bay and various ways to prevent burnout.