Alabama Workers' Comp Blawg

  • 01
  • Feb
  • 2014

American Bar Association 2014 Workers' Compensation Midwinter Seminar and Conference

The Annual Midwinter Conference will be held this year in Chicago from March 13 until March 15 at the Conrad Chicago Hotel. It is a jointly sponsored by the ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section and the Section of Labor an Employment Law.

The Seminar begins on Thursday afternoon to allow for morning travel and will finish up at mid-day on Saturday with a presentation on mediation and negotiation techniques presented by the National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judges and the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers.

New this year will be several sessions specifically designed for the Medical community such as back-to-back sessions on Thursday, The Litigators Guide to Understanding Medicine and Evaluating & Treating Back Pain and Healthcare Reform’s Impact Nationally and on Workers Compensation, and a presentation on Friday, CMS Regulations and Medicare Legislation.

This not to be missed program is open to all. The stellar speakers will discuss rainmaking, social media and ethical considerations, MSAs, healthcare reform’s impact on workers’ compensation, insurance premium fraud, opioid use and abuse, best practices, negotiation and mediation techniques, and diagnostic medicine.

Following this blockbuster program, the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers will hold their annual dinner on Saturday evening. This is an invitation only event and tickets are required.

For more information, please feel free to contact Mike Fish or Josh Holden. Both are former ABA TIPS Committee Chairs and would be happy to assist you. Contact information below.


Mike Fish and Josh Holden are both members of Fish Nelson LLC, a law firm dedicated to representing employers, self-insured employers and insurance carriers in workers’ compensation matters. Fish Nelson is a member of The National Workers’ Compensation Network (NWCDN). If you have any questions about this post, please feel free to contact Mike at or 205-332-1448 or Josh at or 205-332-1428.


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