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NATA 2017 Workers' Compensation Seminar


Friday, April 21, 2017
DoubleTree by Hilton Southwest, 3650 S. 72nd St, Omaha

Program Chair: John C. Fowles, Fowles Law Firm, P.C., L.L.O.

Program Schedule

8:00 A.M.                                                   
Registration. A continental breakfast will be served.


8:20 – 8:30                               
Welcome & Introductory Remarks
John C. Fowles, The Fowles Law Office, P.C., L.L.O., Lincoln

8:30 – 9:00                               
What are Drug Formularies and Science Based Medicine? What Does It Mean for My Clients and My Practice?
Jon Rehm, Rehm, Bennett & Moore, P.C., L.L.O., Lincoln

9:00 – 9:30                               
Interaction of Workers’ Compensation and Social Security Disability
Michael W. Meister, Attorney at Law, P.C., L.L.O., Scottsbluff

9:30 – 10:00                            
When Is Compensation Payable?: Neb. Rev. Stat. Sec. 48-119 and the Hobza and Lovelace Decisions
Travis A. Spier, Atwood, Holsten, Brown, Deaver & Spier Law Firm, P.C., L.L.O., Lincoln

10:00 – 10:15        

10:15 – 10:45                          
Ethics of Representing Non-English Speaking Clients
Brody J.  Ockander, Rehm, Bennett & Moore, P.C., L.L.O., Lincoln

10:45 – 11:05        
A Primer on Willful Negligence
Gregory R. Coffey, Friedman Law Office, Lincoln

11:05 – 11:50        
What are LOECs and How Can I Prepare My Client for an LOEC?
Ted Stricklett, Stricklett & Associates, Inc., Omaha

11:50 –  1:00 p.m.               
Lunch – On Your Own


1:00 – 1:45                               
How To Prepare Your Client for a Defense Deposition
Rod Rehm, Rehm, Bennett & Moore, P.C., L.L.O., Lincoln
Walter E. Zink, Of Counsel, Baylor Evnen, Lincoln
John R. Timmermier, Attorney at Law, Omaha

1:45 – 2:30                               
Workers’ Compensation Case Law Update
Lee S. Loudon, Law Office of Lee S. Loudon, PC, LLO, Lincoln

2:30 – 2:45                               

2:45 – 3:15             
Representation of Foreign Dependents of a Deceased Worker
Daniel J. Thayer, Thayer & Thayer, PC, LLO, Grand Island

3:15 – 3:45                               
Immigration Update: How Concerned Should We Be for Undocumented Clients?
Ross Pesek, Pesek Law LLC, Omaha

3:45 – 4:15                               
Ethics Issues Regarding Attorneys’ Fees in Workers’ Compensation Cases
John C. Fowles


NATA is an accredited sponsor under the regulations of the Nebraska, Iowa and Colorado Supreme Court Boards of Continuing Legal Education. This seminar has been approved for 6 hours toward the mandatory CLE requirements, 1 hour of which will apply to Ethics.  Nebraska Activity Number  137919 ; Iowa Activity Number 255474

The written materials for NATA’s seminar will be in electronic format, and will be available on NATA’s website prior to the seminar.  A link to the materials will be e mailed 3-4 days in advance of the seminar to all those who pre-registered.   In addition, the materials will be distributed to registrants on CD ROM at the seminar.  Wireless Internet is available at the seminar so that materials can be viewed online.  We encourage registrants to bring their laptops or iPads.

If you would prefer a printed copy of the materials to be given to you at the seminar, there will be an additional charge to the registration fee.  Please call the NATA office at (402) 435-5526 if you would like a printed copy of the materials.  Printed materials must be ordered one week prior to the seminar.

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)

Join NATA now and pay a special new member seminar registration fee of $150.00. Dues paid now apply to a full year of membership. Join Now!


DoubleTree by Hilton Southwest

3650 South 72nd Street, Omaha, Nebraska


Directions to DoubleTree by Hilton Southwest and Parking:

From I-80 East take Exit 449 for 72nd Street.  Turn left onto South 72nd Street, and proceed one block north to Grover Street, turn left onto Grover, and take an immediate left to access the hotel parking lot.  Parking is available in front and behind the hotel.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations and Refunds

Refunds in full will be made if cancellations are received by April 14, 2017. After that date there will be an administrative fee charged for late cancellation.