The Spring is a busy time; Summer looks to be just as busy this year. There will be many great opportunities for continuing education in coming months. These are a few of the events that will feature Judges from the Florida Office of Judges of Compensation Claims:
April 12-13, 2012 The Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Forum, cosponsored by The Bar Workers' Compensation Section (http://www.flworkerscomp.org/CLE.aspx) and the Workers' Compensation Claims Professionals (http://www.wccp.org/events/event_details.asp?id=198446). Thursday the 12th will feature a "View from the Bench" panel including Judges Castiello (MIA), Hill (GNS), and Portuallo (DAY). Judge Harnage (MIA) will team with Steven Kronenberg on Friday to present "Trial Practice and Procedure." I have attended this program in the past, and it is an excellent opportunity to gain perspective on Florida Workers' Compensation. The curriculum this year promises to be nothing short of an exceptional. My congratulations to Allison Hauser on her obvious effort in organizing this event, and on an excellent and expert-packed agenda. Here is the full agenda http://www.flworkerscomp.org/misc_docs/2012_Forum_Agenda.pdf
May 22, 2012 the Florida Workers' Compensation Institute Spring Forum will convene in Orlando. This program will feature a "View from the Bench" panel that will include Judges Lazzara (TLH), Portuallo (DAY), Remsnyder (MEL) and Rosen (SPT). I will also be providing a brief presentation on gathering workers' compensation data from the internet, and will be available that morning to speak one-on-one with attendees regarding the Office of Judges of Compensation Claims electronic filing programs.
June 8, 2012 the Florida Workers' Advocates (http://www.floridaworkers.org/events.htm) is sponsoring their annual educational program at the Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando. This is a program that is limited to members of the Florida Workers' Advocates.
June 11, 2012 the Workers' Compensation Claims Professionals (WCCP) is presenting its 21st Annual Claims Management & Leadership Conference in Bonita Springs, Florida. Attorney Robert Rodriguez and I will present The Impact of Technology on the Legal Profession, the Judiciary, and Claims. Mr. Rodriguez is on the leading edge of integrating technology into the practice of law. His innovations and ideas for case organization and presentation using technology are capturing the attention of fellow attorneys and others in the industry.
July 9-13, 2012 the Southern Association of Workers' Compensation Administrators (SAWCA) will hold its 64th Annual Convention at the Homestead in Hot Springs, Virginia. SAWCA attracts administrators, commissioners and other leadership from a multitude of workers' compensation agencies in the United States. This convention promises a variety of excellent opportunities for continuing education and networking with the professionals that provide the leadership in these agencies. http://www.sawca.com/events.htm
July 22-25, 2012 the Florida Association of Self-Insureds will host its Annual Educational Conference & Trade Show at the Ritz-Carlton in Naples, Florida 34108-2300. Future blog posts will include more information about this program.
August 19-22, 2012 the National Association of Workers' Compensation Judiciary (NAWCJ) will present its annual Judiciary College at the Marriott World Center in Orlando. This program will include evidence for Judges, effective judicial writing, and making effective credibility decisions. Details on the NAWCJ program are available in the Association's newsletter, http://nawcj.webs.com/newsletters/0312final.030412.pdf
August 19-22, 2012 the Workers’ Compensation Institute will present the 67th Annual Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference (WCEC) at the Marriott World Center in Orlando. The Office of Judges of Compensation Claims will have judges on multiple programs at this event. These include Judge Daniel Lewis (FTL) on the National Trends Agenda; and a “View from the Bench” panel at the Attorney Breakout including Judges Castiello (MIA), Pitts (ORL), Rosen (SPT), and Sojourner (LKL).
I have likely missed a few programs, and for that my apologies. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if your organization is hosting an educational opportunity that you want me to add to this site.