Continuing Legal Education

Advanced Workers’ Compensation (CHICAGO)

October 14, 2013
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
5.50 MCLE hours, including 1.00 Professional Responsibility MCLE credit hours (PMCLE credit subject to approval)

ISBA Chicago Regional Office
20 S. Clark St, Suite 900
(map and directions)

Get the updates you need to practice with confidence with this full-day
seminar that examines a broad spectrum of workers’ compensation issues!

Join us for a discussion on the application of recent amendments to cases at the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission, as well as a look at the updates to current case law. Labor and employment attorneys and workers’ compensation practitioners with advanced levels of practice experience who attend this seminar will better understand:

  • How to present your case to the Industrial Commission and reviewing courts;
  • The recent cases affecting workers’ compensation law;
  • How to safeguard your workers’ compensation practice from unethical concerns while using the Internet and social media;
  • How the American Medical Association guidelines are applied;
  • How to address workers’ compensation issues in telecommute and off-site work cases;
  • Medicare set asides; and
  • Much more!
Please Note: Prior to the program, you will receive a weblink via email allowing you to access the course materials prior to the program. You will also receive a copy of the course materials (for no additional charge) when you arrive at the program, but will need to check the appropriate box on the registration page letting us know if you prefer a flash drive or printed course book.


Program Coordinator
John B. Adams
, Attorney at Law, Libertyville

Program Moderator:
Michelle L. LaFayette, Ganan & Shapiro, P.C., Chicago



The Hanover Insurance Group, Itasca 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.  Judicial Corner
Get the information and insight you need for presenting your case to the Industrial Commission and the reviewing courts!
Hon. William E. Holdridge, Third District Appellate Court, Peoria

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.  Case Law Update
This segment discusses the recent cases that have affected the workers’ compensation practice.
Michelle D. Porro, Presbrey & Associates, Aurora

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.  Break (beverages provided)

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Ethics: Using the Internet and Social Media*
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.  AMA Guidelines and Their Use at the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission
Discover how the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission is using the American Medical Association guidelines in workers’ compensation cases.
David B. Menchetti, Cullen Haskins Nicholson & Menchetti, Chicago

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.  Telecommuting: Off-Site Work Sites
Join us for a discussion about what other jurisdictions are doing in telecommunicating cases.
Richard D. Hannigan, Hannigan & Botha, Mundelein
Kenneth F. Werts, Craig & Craig, Mt. Vernon

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.  Break (refreshments provided)

3:15 – 4:00 p.m.  Social Security: Medicare Set Asides
This presentation examines how Social Security and Medicare interact with workers’ compensation cases.
Timothy S. McNally, Wiedner & McAuliffe, Chicago
Nichole Schnoor, Wiedner & McAuliffe, Chicago


*Professional Responsibility MCLE credit subject to approval