Workers' Compensation Spring Update 2018 - Replay Grand Junction

March 2018
Workers' Compensation Spring Update 2018 - Sharpen Your Practice Skills
Co-sponsored by the Colorado Bar Association Workers' Compensation Section
Program Description:
Sharpen your skills at the CBA/CLE Workers’ Compensation Spring Update! Nowhere else will you gain this kind of knowledge and expertise from the top practitioners, professionals and judges in this practice area. Register now for the latest relevant case law, a refresher on Medicare set-asides, and the best strategies for negotiating third party subrogation liens. As a workers’ compensation practitioner, you need to know the latest medical information on shoulder pathology. Don’t miss the fascinating ethics talk on “When Lawyers Do Bad Things.”
Finally, enjoy the new “15-Minute Drill” – quick hits on important topics.

Registration and Continental Breakfast
Welcome and Introduction
Frank Cavanaugh, Esq., Of Counsel, Lee + Kinder LLC, Moderator
Case Law Update
Presented by Megan Coulter, Esq., Hall & Evans, LLC, Brad Unkeless, Esq., Keating Wagner Polidori Free  
Moderator: Honorable Craig Eley, Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation
Networking Break
Medicare Set-Asides
Presented by Delores "Dee" J. Dafoe, Esq., Ritsema & Lyon, P.C.
Negotiation of Third Party Subrogation Liens
Including What is Part of a Subrogation Lien and the Obligations, Rights and Defenses of the Parties
Presented by David Levy, Esq., and Jeff Staudenmayer, Esq., Ruegsegger Simons Smith & Stern, LLC
Lunch on Your Own
Shoulder Pathology: Recent Changes to the Medical Treatment Guidelines and the Reasons for Those Changes; Lack of Mention of UE Conditions in the Cumulative Trauma MTG Despite Specific Occupational Risk Factors Known to be Causative; Causation of Shoulder Conditions and Why “Proximate Cause” Analysis is Not an Appropriate Test Given the AMA Guides to Causation (Not Impairment); the MTG Conditions Warranting Exploratory Arthroscopies
Presented by Jon M. Erickson, MD
Networking Break
Ethics: When Good Lawyers Do Bad Things
Presented by Christopher Montville, Esq., Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell LLP
The 15-Minute Drill: Quick-Hits on Important Topics
- Rule 16 Changes
Presented by Kathryn Mueller, M.D., MPH, FACOEM, Medical Director, Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation – NOT CONFIRMED
- PHC Do’s/Don’ts
Presented by the Honorable John Sandberg, Colorado Division of Workers’ Compensation
- Merger v. Consolidation — When and how to merge claims versus consolidation of claims for a specific purpose
Presented by the Honorable Laura Broniak, Colorado Office of Administrative Courts
- Fatal Claims: How to correctly file claims when the claimant died on the DOI v. death some time later after a claim is established; deaths of minors; how to correctly settle; when the Estate Needs to be involved
Presented by Amy Kingston, Manager, Claims Management Unit
Location Information
Law Office of Baird B Brown PC
1250 E Sherwood Dr
Grand Junction, CO
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Registration Fees
CBA Workers' Compensation Law Section Member $279.00
Non Member $359.00
CBA Member $329.00
Paralegal/Legal Support Staff $229.00
New Lawyer Edge Partner $164.50
  • General Credits: 6.00
  • Ethics Credits:
Start Date - End Date
March 29, 2018
Start Time - End Time
9:00 AM - 4:20 PM
Event Location
Law Office of Baird B Brown PC
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Calendar Reminder


Sponsor Information

  • The Changes to Rule 16: Prior Authorization and Denial
  • Cumulative Trauma
  • The Inside Track at the Division of Workers’ Compensation