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NATA 2021 Workers' Compensation Zoom Webinar - Be A Better Work Comp Lawyer In 6 Easy Hours: Law, Forms and Ammo for the Daily and Occasional Practitioner



Program Schedule

8:00 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.
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Morning Session 

8:20 – 8:30            
Welcome and Introductory Remarks
Aaron Brown, Aaron Brown Injury Law, Omaha, Program Chair

8:30 – 9:00             
Be Careful What You Ask For: When the Push for Equity Turns into an Inadequate Remedy at Law
Aaron Brown       

9:00 – 9:30             
Things You Should Know: Practical Suggestions from NWCC Staff
Liz Gianunzio, Clerk of the Court, Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court, Lincoln
Lorra O’Banion, General Counsel, Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court, Lincoln

9:30 – 10:30          
The Ethics of Booze, Boujee, and Cases that Turn Coyote Ugly: What to Do When Sunday Morning Coming Down Sounds Like Your Life
Your Finances Meet Your Practice, and Cases/Clients Don’t Look Like They Did When You Signed Them Up
Andrew M. Collins, Erickson Sederstrom P.C., L.L.O., Omaha
Brody Ockander, Shasteen & Morris, P.C., Lincoln

10:30 – 11:00         
Future Medical Meets ERISA? This Can’t Be Good
John Fowles, Fowles Law Office, Lincoln                               

11:00 – 11:30        
LOEP Stew: What Goes into an LOEP Analysis and Food for Odd-Lot Thought
Jane Yaffe-Rowell, Stricklett & Associates, Inc., Omaha

11:30 – Noon        
Show Me the Money! Things I’ve Seen and Learned from Mediating Cases
Dennis R. Riekenberg, Cassem Tierney Adams Gotch & Douglas, Omaha

Noon – 1:00 p.m.                  
Lunch Break

Afternoon Session

1:00 – 1:30           
How to Stop the Other Side from Derailing Your Case: Ex Parte Communications,Meddlesome NCMs, and Last-Minute Reports
Christa Binstock Israel, Atwood, Holsten, Brown, Deaver, Spier & Israel Law Firm, P.C., L.L.O., Lincoln

1:30 – 2:15             
Judges Fridrich and Martin Name Names: You Evaluated Their Performance, Now They Evaluate Yours
The Honorable Daniel R. Fridrich, Presiding Judge, Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court, Omaha
The Honorable Julie A. Martin,  Judge, Nebraska Workers’ Compensation Court, Omaha

2:15 – 2:30             
Q & A with the Judges
Please e mail questions for the judges prior to the webinar. Send your questions to: abrownne@msn.com

2:30 – 3:00             
Quit Yelling at Me! What Plaintiff's Lawyers Need to Know About the Defense Practice
Patrick Mack, Hennessey & Roach, P.C., Omaha

3:00 – 3:30            
Comp in the Age of Covid: Thoughts on Working from Home.
Aaron Brown


WEBINAR REGISTRATION FEES:  The registration fee is $250.00 for non-members. The discounted registration fee for NATA members is $195.00.  The webinar registration fee includes lectures, electronic course materials, and payment for registrants’ Nebraska MCLE credit. 

The written materials for the webinar will be in electronic format and will be available on NATA’s website prior to the webinar.  The week of the webinar, registration will be reconfirmed to all those who preregistered with links to join the webinar and access the materials.

CANCELLATIONS AND REFUNDS: Refunds in full will be made if cancellations are received by February 19, 2021  After that date there will be an administrative fee charged for late cancellation.

TAX DEDUCTION: Educational expenses, including registration fees, hotel and travel expenses are deductible if the course aids or improves in maintaining educational skills. (See Treasury reg. 1-162-5)

MANDATORY CLE: NATA is an accredited sponsor under the regulations of the Nebraska, Iowa and Colorado Supreme Court Boards of Continuing Legal Education. The seminar has been approved for  5.75 hours of MCLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics, which will apply to the mandatory requirements.  Nebraska MCLE Activity#206388.   Iowa MCLE Activity#359446


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Cancellation Policy


Refunds in full will be made if cancellations are received by February 19, 2021.  After that date there will be an administrative charge for late cancellations