February 18, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
5.50 MCLE hours, including 2.00 Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours (PMCLE credit subject to approval)
Presented by Workers' Compensation Law
James R Thompson Center
100 N. Randolph
Lower level - Auditorium
(map and directions)
Stay abreast of the ever-changing workers’ compensation laws
and improve the outcome of your cases by attending this Law Ed program!
Get the updates you need to practice with confidence with this full-day seminar that examines a broad spectrum of workers’ compensation issues. Labor/employment attorneys and workers’ compensation practitioners with advanced levels of practice experience will better understand:
John B. Adams, Roddy, Leahy, Guill & Zima, Ltd., Chicago
Michelle L. LaFayette, Ganan & Shapiro, P.C., Chicago
9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Judicial Corner*
This panel presentation discusses what arbitrators and Appellate Court Justices looks for in workers’ compensation cases.
Joann M. Fratianni, Arbitrator, Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, Lake Forest
Hon. William E. Holdridge, Third District Appellate Court, Peoria
10:00 – 10:45 a.m. Case Law Update
Get the updates you need to better understand the recent cases that have affected the workers’ compensation practice.
Cameron B. Clark, Law Offices of Arnold G. Rubin, Ltd, Chicago
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Break (beverages provided)
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Ethics*
Discover the various ethical issues you might face as a workers’ compensation practitioner and discuss how ethical behavior benefits both your client and your practice.
Gawain Charlton-Perrin, The Hanover Insurance Group, Itasca
12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Medical: AMA Guidelines in an Examination
Join us for an exploration of the American Medical Association’s 6th edition guidelines and how they are applied in workers’ compensation examinations.
Dr. Jeffrey Coe, Occupational Medicine Associates of Chicago, Chicago
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. AMA Guidelines: How They Are Being Used at the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission
This segment examines how the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission is using the American Medical Association guidelines in workers’ compensation cases.
Brad F. Bleakney, Bleakney & Troiani, Chicago
3:00 – 3:15 p.m. Break (refreshments provided)
3:15 – 4:00 p.m. Vocational Rehabilitation
Gain a better understanding on how vocational rehabilitation is being implemented at the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission with this informative presentation.
Michelle L. LaFayette, Ganan & Shapiro, PC, Chicago
Christine M. Ory, Law Office of Christine M. Ory, P.C., Wheaton
*Professional Responsibility MCLE credit subject to approval