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EWC150327-Ethics in Workers' Compensation CLE
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This program will survey a myriad of ethical issues facing the workers' compensation practitioner on both the claimants' and respondents' side. Issues will range from the simplest of communications requirements, to complex insurance coverage and multi-client conflict identification and resolution. CLE Credit: 3.0

3/27/2015
When: Friday, March 27, 2015
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Where: Connecticut Bar Association
30 Bank St.
New Britain, Connecticut  06050
United States
Contact: Member Service Center
(860)223-4400


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Presented by the Workers' Compensation Section

CLE Credit: 4.0 Hours Ethics Credit

About the Program:
This program will survey a myriad of ethical issues facing the workers' compensation practitioner on both the claimants' and respondents' side. Issues will range from the simplest of communications requirements to complex insurance coverage and multi-client conflict identification and resolution.

Who Should Attend:
This program will deal with advanced issues of ethics facing the workers' compensation practitioner in particular, but will be valuable for any attorney handling workers' compensation matters on any level.

You Will Learn:

  • How to identify conflicts and successfully navigate them
  • Proper determination of what an attorney should and should not charge for representing an injured worker
  • Helpful analysis and tips on avoiding ethical dilemmas and complaints
  • How to deal with ethical issues that come up on a regular basis in workers' compensation practice

Moderators:
Lawrence Morizio, Cousins Desrosiers & Morizio PC, Stratford

Joseph J. Passaretti, Jr., Monstream & May LLP, Newington

Speakers:
Hon. Jack R. Goldberg, Workers' Compensation Commissioner, Third District
Michael Kerin, Kerin Law Offices, Milford

Nathan J. Shafner, Embry & Neusner, Groton
Brian L. Smith, Pomeranz Drayton & Stabnick, Glastonbury
James F. Sullivan, Howard Kohn Sprague & FitzGerald, Hartford

 

Program Agenda

 

8:30     Registration

9:00    Conflicts of Interest and Other Ethical Concerns in Workers' Compensation - Identifying, Navigating, and Resolving the Problems

                  James F. Sullivan

10:00    Break

10:10    The Rule 4.2 Debate - Communication with Represented Parties - Both Sides of the Argument

                 Brian Smith 
                 Michael Kerin 

11:05    Attorneys' Fees in Workers' Compensation

                 Nathan Shafner

11:45   Town Hall Meeting - Selected Ethics Problems in Workers' Compensation

                Hon. Jack Goldberg and Panel

12:30    End

 

Event Cost: Member $135
                      Non-member $215
                      Law/Paralegal Student $60

 

** CLE materials for this seminar will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the seminar for download. Please note that refunds will not be granted once course materials have been received. Refunds require a minimum of two business days notice.

The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. Financial hardship information available upon request.