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2023.01.20 Winter CLE
Friday, January 20, 2023, 3:00 PM to Saturday, January 21, 2023, 12:00 PM EST
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IWBA 2023 Winter CLE
Friday, January 20 - Saturday, January 21, 2023

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NEW EVENT LOCATION!
THE NEW YORK CITY BAR ASSOCIATION
42 WEST 44TH STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10036

HOTEL ROOMS:
Sofitel New York
45 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036, United States

BOOK YOUR ROOM HERE

Book your room by Tuesday, December 20, 2022.  Group rate is $209.00 + taxes per night.
Tel: 212-782-3006

AGENDA*

The content of this program will be appropriate for experienced attorneys, as well as newly admitted attorneys.
Registration to Open Soon

Friday, January 20, 2023

2:30pm - 3:00pm
Registration

3:00pm - 4:50pm
YEAR IN REVIEW - Part 1
Holly L. Schoenborn, Esq., Dolce Firm and Emily Janicz, Esq., Lewis and Lewis, PC
(1 CLE Credits - Areas of Professional Practice Credit)
A complete overview of all relevant Third Department Decisions decided in 2022. A synopsis of key facts and relevant holdings will be provided.

Emily F. Janicz joined Lewis & Lewis, P.C. as a law clerk in 2010 while attending law school. Emily is currently the administrative partner and co-manager of the firm’s Buffalo and Niagara Falls Offices. A lifelong resident of Western New York, Emily earned her undergraduate degree in Business Administration – Registered Accounting Program with honors from the University at Buffalo in 2009. In 2012, Emily graduated with honors from the University at Buffalo School of Law.  Emily practices in the areas of Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability, and Personal Injury. Currently, Emily serves on the Board of Directors of the Injured Workers’ Bar Association and the Board of Directors for the Workers’ Compensation Alliance; she previously served on the Advisory Council of the Workers’ Compensation Board.  In addition, Emily serves proudly as the Deputy Town Attorney of her hometown – Newstead, New York.

Holly L. Schoenborn, Esq. is a Binghamton University graduate.  She obtained her Juris Doctor from the University at Buffalo in 2002.  She has been practicing in the area of workers' compensation since 2004.  She has worked at Dolce Panepinto since 2013, where she co-runs the compensation department.  She serves on the Board of Directors for the Injured Workers’ Bar Association and is Treasurer of the Workers’ Compensation Alliance.  She is a proud mom of three. 

3:50pm - 4:00pm
Break

4:00pm - 4:50pm
YEAR IN REVIEW - Part 2
Holly L. Schoenborn, Esq., Dolce & Panepinto PC and and Emily Janicz, Esq., Lewis and Lewis, PC
(1 Areas of Professional Practice Credit)


Saturday, January 21, 2023

8:00am - 9:00am
Registration and Breakfast

9:00am - 9:50am
THIRD PARTY PERSONAL INJURY CASES: Best Practices and Procedures For Worker’s Compensation Attorneys
David Zwerin, Esq., Senior Trial Attorney, Hill & Moin LLP
(1 Areas of Ethics and Professionalism Credit)

David Zwerin, Esq. learned at a young age that nothing great is achieved in life without a relentless work ethic and tireless dedication to excel. David brings these qualities to Hill & Moin, LLP where he has served as the firm’s senior trial counsel since 2016.  David has dedicated his practice to zealously representing hard-working New Yorkers injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. David gained invaluable early experience working closely with the founder of a small plaintiff’s personal injury practice in lower Manhattan, assisting on many matters including a traumatic brain injury case against the New York City Transit Authority where the plaintiff was awarded $16 million dollars.  David believes that all victims deserve a lawyer who truly cares about them and will work tirelessly to secure the best possible result. “Insurance companies will do everything possible to pay an injured victim as little as possible. At Hill & Moin, we carefully review every aspect of a client’s case and determine a legal strategy tailored to give that client the best possible chance to maximize their financial recovery.”

9:50am - 10:00am
Break

10:00am - 11:00am
Annual Business Meeting: Members Only

11:00am - 11:50am
HOME OFFICE & REMOTE WORKERS WC CLAIMS
Mike Walker, Esq., Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, PC
(1 Areas of Skills Credit)

Since Covid-19 forced changes to the workplace in March 2020, many employers have shifted toward allowing or requiring workers to work remotely or in other non-traditional remote settings. How does this affect an injured worker's ability to claim a Workers' Compensation injury?

Michael F. Walker Jr., Esq. has worked as an attorney with Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada, P.C.‘s Workers’ Compensation Department since 2014, serving as a strong advocate for clients in Long Island and New York City. Michael is grateful for the opportunity to represent hard working members of his community and proudly provides each client with dedicated and devoted service in all aspects of their cases from initial consultations to hearings before Workers’ Compensation Law Judges. Prior to joining FBR, Michael worked as an attorney in commercial banking and real estate transactions and litigation.  Michael is an honors graduate of SUNY College at Oneonta where he was a member of the Phi Eta Sigma National Freshman Honor Society as well as a member and captain of the Oneonta Rugby Football Club. Subsequently, he interned for Late Night with Conan O’Brien and worked as a legal assistant at the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers before enrolling in law school in 2010. In 2013, Michael graduated cum laude from St. John’s University School of Law where he served as a Notes & Comments Editor on the Law Review and had his student note published. During his time at St. John’s, Michael received a Federal Scholars Program Award and served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Tomlinson in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Professional memberships include the New York State Bar Association, Nassau County Bar Association and the Suffolk County Bar Association.  When not practicing law, Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. He coaches his daughters’ intramural soccer and softball teams. Fusco, Brandenstein & Rada has proudly sponsored the softball team since 2015.

11:50am
Closing

*Subject to change
Refunds for cancellation are only available up to one week prior to the event.
 


Registration Information

Conference Registration Deadline: Friday, January 13, 2023 by noon

Member Registration Fee: $375
One Day Member Registration: $275

Non-Member Registration Fee: $450
One Day Non Member Registration Fee: $350

  • If you already have an IWBA profile, please sign in and register under your profile.
  • If you have registered to attend, but find yourself unable to attend, you must cancel your registration by no later than noon on Friday, January 13th, or IWBA will be charged and, therefore, must then pass the cost along to you. If you cannot attend, please contact the office to have a substitute individual on your behalf.
  • A pre-event email will be sent the week prior to the event and will include all log in and event information. 
  • Financial aid is available for this program.  Please click here for more information.
  • Agenda subject to change.  The content of this program is appropriate for experienced attorneys, as well as newly admitted attorneys.
  • This continuing legal education program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board.


Hotel Information:
Book your room by December 20, 2022.  Group rate is $209.00 + taxes per night. 
Sofitel New York
45 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036, United States
Or book via telephone: Tel: 212-782-3006

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO REGISTER

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