Presented by Young Lawyers Section
CLE Credit: 2.0 Hours
About the Program:
Are you thinking of taking your first workers' compensation case or has a client asked you to take over his workers' compensation defense files? Do you want to know how to try or defend a case? This seminar will provide a point-counterpoint introduction, from both claimant's counsel and defense counsel, on how to select your clients, what to expect at your first hearing, how to follow up on obtaining or denying benefits, the types of hearings and the rules for these hearings, and how to recognize issues that require a complex understanding of worker's compensation claims. You will also hear from the Chairman or a commissioner about proper etiquette when appearing before the Commission as well as what you can expect from those hearings.This CLE is a chance to dive in beyond just forms, statutes and regulations, and to gain a deeper appreciation of workers' compensation claims.
You Will Learn:
- How and when to file forms
- How to select the proper district to file your claim
- How to perfect and defend claims
- How to avoid common pitfalls
Who Should Attend:
New attorneys, experienced attorneys seeking a refresher, and attorneys who want to understand the interaction between civil and workers' compensation claims.
Ben Abrams, Mulvey, Oliver, Gould & Crotta, Hamden
Matt Necci, Halloran & Sage LLP, Hartford
Katherine Russo, Manchester
Alyssa L. Swaniger, Halloran & Sage LLP, Hartford
Hon. John A. Mastropietro, Chairman, Workers' Compensation Commission
Scott Carta, Leighton Katz & Drapeau, Vernon Rockville
Maribeth McGloin, Williams Moran LLC, Fairfield
Event Cost: (Includes parking and a light supper)
Law/Paralegal Student Member: $25
**The Connecticut Bar Association/CT Bar Institute is an accredited provider of New York State CLE. This seminar qualifies for both transitional and non-transitional credits. Financial hardship information is available on request.