The PBA Workers’ Compensation Bench Bar Committee’s Shares Their Best Practices Recommendations
Nearly ten years ago, the PBA Workers’ Compensation Bench Bar Committee created a permanent standing committee to review and recommend ways to refine and improve workers’ comp practice in Pennsylvania.
This information is disseminated via a half-day “Best Practices” forum that features a distinguished panel of workers’ compensation judges and attorneys who discuss ways to improve practice before the Court, offer practical solutions to common problems, and share strategies for side-stepping ethical traps that could damage a case.
Best Practices for Effective Case Management
As we move into the “next normal,” with lessons learned and incentives energized, the Bar is proactively redefining and refining practice, procedure and process. Join the Bench Bar Committee for a thorough and thoughtful examination of recommended Best Practice strategies in these four areas:
TOP POINTERS TO MAXIMIZE YOUR MEDIATION EXPERIENCE
- Pre mediation communication
- Late mediation statements
- Timely cancellation
- Are Mandatory mediations effective?
- Regional differences?
- Injured worker live v. on telephone
- Manage client expectations on both sides
- Proper decorum
- Post mediation: Next steps?
- When to apply and how to apply
- How to indicate time expended
- Neves and how to apply
- Awarding above traditional approach
BEST PRACTICES IN THE HYBRID ERA OF WORKERS’ COMPENSATION
- Quality of litigation
- Pros/cons of each
- Statewide practice
- What the future holds
ETHICS, PROFESSIONALISM, CIVILITY, & CULTURE
- Impact of virtual proceedings
- Mentoring young lawyers
- Training and interaction of attorneys with onset of virtual
- Brief writing
This unique opportunity puts you at ground zero for learning about and employing the changes that will shape your practice and maximize the service you provide to your clients, 2023 and beyond.
All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $40. Additional copies are available at full price. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637. Please allow up to two weeks after the program for the printed versions of the course book to be shipped.