Workers’ Compensation 2020

Friday, January 17, 2020

Location: Hilton Hotel, Jackson, MS

Special Thanks to Honorable Deneise Lott, Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Commission, for coordinating this program.

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Registration
8:30-9:30 a.m.

SETTING YOUR CASE UP FOR SUCCESSFUL MEDIATION

Preparing the client for mediation, getting creative during the negotiation process, preparing confidential statements to the mediator, softening a party’s “line in the sand”, closing the deal so that it sticks, and leaving the door open for further movement when the case does not settle that day

Gary Jones Esq., Daniel Coker Horton & Bell
Willie Abston, Esq., Abston Law Firm

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Case Law Update

Judge Virginia Mounger
Judge Robert Arnold
Judge Alan Goodman
Mississippi Workers Compensation Commission

10:30-10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m.-11:45 p.m.

“BOTH SIDES NOW” POINT- COUNTERPOINT

Hot Legal Topics

Claimant’s Attorney, Steve Funderburg, Esq., Funderburg, Sessums & Peterson
Defense Attorney, Virginia Gautier, Esq., Wise Carter Child & Caraway

11:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch (on your own)
1:00-2:00 p.m.

WHAT’S NEW IN THE WORLD OF ORTHOPEDICS

Innovative therapies to avoid/delay surgery and improve outcomes

Dr. James Hurt, UMMC Orthopedic Surgeon

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.

ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PRACTITIONER

Pepper Cossar, Esq. Markow Walker,Ridgeland, MS
Jeannie Eichelberger, Esq., The Eichelberger Law Firm, Jackson, MS

3:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Break

3:15 – 4:15 p.m

NEW PAIN TREATMENT GUIDELINES AND CHANGES TO THE FEE SCHEDULE EFFECTIVE JUNE 2019

What changes have been made to UR? Why more is not better when it comes to polypharmacy in the pain clinic. Alternatives to opioids for chronic pain patients: stem cell treatments, atypical antipsychotics, lifestyle programs?

Dr. Jeff Summers, Pain Management Specialist and Connie Mills, MWCC Medical Fee Director

4:15 p.m. Adjourn

Open Enrollment

Registration is open to all interested parties including attorneys, judges, legal assistants, and law office staff. Walk–ins will be accepted on a space–available basis. If you plan to attend and do not pre-register, please call the UM-CLE office at (662) 915-1354 or 915-6738 to determine space availability. Written materials will be given on the day of the seminar.

Pre–registration is encouraged.

Registration

Please complete the registration form and return it along with your payment to the address listed on the form. To register by fax, please complete the form and include your Visa or MasterCard number and expiration date. The fax number is (662) 915-5267, or register using our secure online website . Registrants will receive additional information with their written confirmation from UM-CLE.

CLE Credit

This course offered by UM-CLE has been approved by the Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 6 CLE credits. Registrants seeking mandatory CLE credit from another state should contact UM-CLE in advance of the seminar.

Cancellations

Refunds will be given as follows:

  • Two business days prior to the seminar, registration fee less a $25 administrative charge.
  • One business day prior to the seminar, materials and registration fee less $75 OR transfer the registration fee to someone else in your firm or to an upcoming CLE seminar.
  • No call, no show will receive materials only, no refunds. In the unlikely event a seminar is canceled, registrants will be notified and issued full refunds.

In the unlikely event a seminar is canceled, registrants will be notified and issued full refunds.

 

Accommodation of Special Needs

If you require special assistance relating to a disability, please contact Renee Moore-Cain at (662) 915-6738 prior to the seminar.