Below is a summary of activities of this section from July 1, 2022 through June 30, 2023. While past activity is no guarantee of future activity, it may give a idea of what to expect this year.
Continuing Legal Education
Section members receive discounts on section-sponsored CLE programs. During the 2022–23 bar year, the Section sponsored the following programs:
ISBA Central Discussions
ISBA Central communities allows section members to pose questions, answer questions, and share information with fellow section members. Members of the section get free access to the section’s community. Joining any section also grants you access to the Transactional and Litigation communities. Below are the total number of discussion posts during the 2022–23 bar year.
Workers’ Compensation Law
- Community members: 648
- Total discussion posts: 17
- Community members: 25,498
- Total discussion posts: 582
- Community members: 25,497
- Total discussion posts: 1,794
The Section Council reviewed 15 bills that may affect their members’ practice area. Highlights of the most recent legislative session include:
- House Bill 1549 amends the Workers’ Compensation Act to provide that an injury to the shoulder shall be considered an injury to a part of the arm and an injury to the hip shall be considered an injury to a part of the leg.
- Senate Bill 1305 Amends the Workers’ Compensation Act. Provides that an accidental injury that results from repetitive or cumulative trauma and occurs within six months after the employee begins employment shall not be considered by a workers’ compensation insurer in setting rates. Provides for contribution by prior employers with respect to awards for repetitive or cumulative injuries.