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2024.10.09 Young Attorney Section
Wednesday, October 09, 2024, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EDT
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Wednesday, October 9, 2024
5:00PM - 6:00 PM

Guest Speaker
Mary Ellen O'Connor
O'Connor Law PLLC

via Zoom

10/9/2024 Registration

Key Objectives for this Session:

  1. Understanding the Scope of § 123: Gain clarity on the extent and limitations of the Board's continuing jurisdiction over workers' compensation cases.
  2. Analysis of Case Modifications: Learn how and when the Board can alter prior decisions, including findings, awards, and orders.
  3. Exploring Time Limitations: Examine the critical time constraints involved in reopening cases or applying for awards, particularly in relation to Section 50 and Section 25-a of the chapter.
  4. Implications for Practice: Understand how these regulations impact legal strategy and client counseling, especially in cases involving long-term injuries or delayed claim

Practicing in the area of Workers’ Compensation requires familiarity with the Workers’ Compensation statute, corresponding regulations, Appellate Division and Court of Appeals case law, and Administrative Board Panel Decisions along with the guidance, publications, and other documents from the Workers’ Compensation Board – including subject numbers, treatment guidelines, impairment guidelines, FAQs, etc.  We recognize that our young and new members may be struggling to learn all of this information and likely feel confused navigating the day to day demands of this practice. 

From this background, the IWBA's Young Attorney Section encourages involvement and education opportunities for our members.  The Young Attorney Section of the IWBA is open to all members that have been admitted for less than 10 years or who have been practicing in the area of Workers’ Compensation Law for less than ten years.

The Young Attorney Section meets quarterly via zoom.  Each meeting will include an educational session followed by a Q&A session with an experienced attorney. This will be a “no such thing as a dumb question” environment and participation in the dialogue is encouraged.  It will also be an opportunity to get to know colleagues across the state and to become more involved in the IWBA.

To attend the upcoming meeting, click the registration button above.  You must be logged into your IWBA Member Profile to register.  

Experienced practitioners willing to participate should email [email protected] – Emily Janicz.