CLE

28th Annual Workplace Torts & Workers’ Comp

Fri, December 3, 2021   |   8:55 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.   |  
Virtual
  |   CLE Hours: 6.0 Hours

Speakers & Topics

8:55 a.m. Welcoming Remarks - Program Chairs
  • Stewart Poisson, Poisson Poisson & Bower, PLLC, Wilmington
  • Vernon Sumwalt, The Sumwalt Group Workers’ Compensation and Trial Lawyers, Charlotte
9 a.m. Constitutional Challenges in Workers’ Compensation Cases in Other States

Moderator | Bob Bollinger, Bollinger Law Firm, PC, Charlotte

Panelists

  • Professor Michael C. Duff, St. Louis University School of Law, St. Louis
  • Thomas J. Murphy, Murphy Law Firm, Great Falls
10 a.m. Workers’ Compensation Appellate Court Decisions Since November 2020
  • Honorable Jeff Carpenter, North Carolina Court of Appeals, Raleigh
  • Honorable Robin Hudson, North Carolina Supreme Court, Raleigh
  • Stewart Poisson, Poisson Poisson & Bower, PLLC, Wilmington
  • Vernon Sumwalt, The Sumwalt Group Workers’ Compensation and Trial Lawyers, Charlotte
10:45 a.m. Break
11 a.m. The Nature and Impact of Stigma Toward Injured Workers
  • Rebecca Gewurtz, PhD, Associate Professor, School of Rehabilitation Science McMaster University, Toronto
  • Steve Mantis, Chair of the Research Action Committee of the Ontario Network of Injured Workers Groups,  Ontario
11:25 a.m. Tips on Handling Appeals to the Full Commission
  • April Gladkin, Lead Counsel to the Full Commission, N.C. Industrial Commission
  • Honorable Wanda Blanche Taylor, Commissioner, N.C Industrial Commission
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Insurance Product Primer
  • Kristine Prati, Wilson Ratledge, Raleigh
1:45 p.m. Perspectives from a Former Defense Attorney
  • Viral Mehta, Mehta & McConnell, Charlotte
2:15 p.m. The NC Rate Bureau’s Responsibility for the NC Workers’ Compensation System
  • Moderator: Hank Patterson, Patterson Harkavy, Chapel Hill
  • Joanna Bilouris, COO, Insurance Operations, NC Rate Bureau, Raleigh
3 p.m. Break
3:15 p.m. Extended Benefits Panel
  • Richard Harper, Harper Law Firm, PLLC, Sylva
  • Kathleen Glancy, Kathleen Shannon Glancy, P.A., Wilmington
  • Stewart Poisson, Poisson Poisson & Bower, Wilmington
  • Leslie Wickham, Wickham PLLC, Durham
4:30 p.m. Adjourn
Virtual Registration
Event Rates
Regular Rates
$290 NCAJ Member
$250.00 NCAJ Attorney Member (2-5 years licensure)
$185.00 NCAJ Public Service Member
$140.00 NCAJ Legal Assistant Member
$99.00 NCAJ New Admittee Member
$390.00 Non-Member
$185.00 NCAJ Retired Member
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