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Your Executive Council has created this site in an effort to encourage and facilitate communication and exchange of ideas among the members of our Section. Enjoy! The purpose of the Workers' Compensation Section is to provide an organization within The Florida Bar open to all members in good standing who have a common interest in workers' compensation law. The Section provides a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas leading to the improvement of individual trial abilities in workers' compensation cases.



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2015 Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Forum

April 9-10, 2015

Omni Orlando Resort @ ChampionsGate

1500 Masters Blvd.

Orlando FL,  33898

(800) 843-6664

Reservations click here

 

   
 
   

Exclusive Law Firm Sponsors

 

 

April 9th-10th, 2015 the Workers' Compensation Section of the Florida Bar and the Association of Workers' Compensation Claims Professionals (WCCP) will present the 2015 Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Forum!  The Forum will feature the latest in legal, claims, medical and vocational topics, all of which center around the FL Bar's traditional Certification Review Course.

This full slate of advanced programming will be delivered across two educational tracks that are attended by members of the Florida Bar, board certified workers' compensation adjusters seeking to earn or maintain their advanced board certification, and other professionals of the Florida workers' compensation claims, medical, and vocational community.** Reminder: Claims Professionals who attained their CWCL designation in 2009 & 2012 must attend this year's Forum to maintain their designation** 

  

   2015 Lecture Program  

 

Registration includes: 

Two day seminar, with complimentary Forum Course Book and CD-ROM.

Two days of continental breakfasts, breaks and lunches.

Welcome Cocktails in David's Club on April 8th from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Thursday Afternoon Reception immediately following the day's educational event. (Provided by our Exclusive Law Firm Sponsors)

 

Sponsorship Opportunities Available! 

A limited number of exhibitors are invited to join this esteemed group
and experience the FL Bar Forum, beginning with exhibitor setup on Wednesday afternoon, April 8, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. After
set up, join us in David's Club for a Welcome Cocktail from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
(Provided by our Exclusive Law Firm Sponsors)

 

 

 

 

Upcoming Event:

24th Annual Claims Management & Leadership Conference

 

Join the WCCP Association June 14-17, 2015

  at the Hyatt Coconut Point, Bonita Springs, FL as we "Excel to Excellence Through Education". We have an action packed line-up, Featuring Pat Williams, Co-Founder of the Orlando Magic, and David Rutherford, Former Navy Seal & Motivational Speaker (Froglogic),that is tailor made for the development of claims and medical supervisors, managers and executives from carriers, third party administrators, self insured employers, human resource managers, municipal and government entities.  

New for 2015:  

This program will be submitted to the HR Certification Institute to Review.  

   

 

 

Contact:

The WCCP Association
P.O. Box 128
Dade City, FL 33526
Phone: (800) 642-7774 | Fax: (866) 616-1220
wccp.org

 

 

 
   
   
   
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2014

Save the Date!!

Whether you are a recent graduate or a seasoned professional, The Trial Advocacy Workshop will change the way you approach trials, improving your performance exponentially.

The trial, conducted by participants, will include issues involving the “fraud defense,” the applicability of the Daubert Standard, the applicability of major contributing cause and the use or exclusion of various forms of evidence.  

This is a hands-on-program limited to 24 attorney participants.  The focus of the program includes application of the Rules of Evidence, direct and cross examination of expert and lay witnesses and trial strategy.

Workers' Compensation Trial Advocacy Workshop
Live Presentation: June 12 - 13, 2015
OJCC Rohde Building
Miami, FL


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14
Jul
2014

Message from the Chair

  

By William H. Rogner, Esq. Orlando, FL

I am honored to serve as Chair the Workers’ Compensation Section of The Florida Bar for 2014 – 2015. I hope to continue to lead our Section in the pursuit of legal excellence, professionalism, and the promotion
of an enjoyable and sustainable Florida workers’ compensation legal practice. This pursuit requires a collaborative effort among all members of the Section, which include lawyers representing injured workers, lawyers representing industry, mediators, and Judges of Compensation Claims.

As Chair, I hope to foster the continued collegiality and courtesy between workers’ compensation practitioners that appealed to me as a new lawyer over 23 years ago. I routinely hear lawyers in other practice areas lament acrimony and distrust among lawyers.  Conversely, with very few exceptions I greatly enjoy the relationships with my opponents in workers’ compensation matters. Moreover, my service on the Section’s Executive Council has allowed my to develop relationships with workers’ compensation lawyers statewide that I would have otherwise never met. I recommend service on the Executive Council and I encourage Section members to run for positions as they become available.

Even more importantly, I aim to foster and improve upon the relationship Section members have with the Judges of Compensation Claims. Without hesitation, I contend that we have never had a more professional, talented, and knowledgeable cadre of Judges. The leadership of Deputy Chief Judge Langham has been exemplary, leading to unprecedented technological innovation, timely dissemination of information, and open communication between practitioners and the judiciary. I hope to increase both JCC membership in the Section and their active participation in the Section.

Finally, during my term I hope to expand and improve the Section’s outstanding educational services. I have called upon Dawn Traverso to continue coordinating our webcast seminars. She has done, and will continue to do, exemplary work. I encourage Section members to get involved by volunteering to teach a one-hour course on a topic of your choice. Contact Dawn or myself if interested. I am also committed to growing and improving the Workers’ Compensation Forum, the premier Florida workers’ compensation educational conference. Led by Leo Garcia, and co-sponsored by WCCP, the Forum is a Florida-focused, advanced educational opportunity that should not be missed. I encourage Section member firms to take advantage of sponsorship opportunities, which provide valuable exposure to leaders in the business and insurance industries.

I offer my sincere thanks and appreciation to outgoing Section Chair Chris Smith. Chris’ dedication, passion, and commitment will be missed. Fortunately, he remains on the Council as the Immediate Past-Chair and I intend to call on him frequently. I congratulate Chair-Elect Mike Winer, who is both a friend and worthy adversary. I also offer my appreciation for the tireless efforts of Alan Kalinoski and Joanne Prescott, who will remain in the roles of Treasurer and Secretary, respectively. I wish to recognize the outstanding work of program coordinator Willie Mae Shepherd, without whom I would be lost. I applaud the continued efforts of News & 440 editor Jeff Appel and I encourage Section members to submit articles to Jeff for publication. Finally, thank you to those that graciously agreed to serve as committee chairs during my term.

I applaud the continued work of our section lobbyist Fausto Gomez. Along with legislative committee chairs Chris Smith and Rick Thompson, Fausto will be ready to address any legislation that may be considered during the 2015 session. Your Council's dedicated team of leaders provides experience from both a claimant and defense perspective that can be of assistance to legislators as they address changes to our workers’ compensation system.

I am blessed to be a Florida workers’ compensation lawyer. I became an attorneyin 1990, never thinking that I would spend a career in the field. It was through the workers’ compensation system, however, that I met Carmen, my wife of 21 years, a now “retired” adjuster. I met my law partner, Rex Hurley, with whom I founded a firm in 1992 that has grown to include eighty employees in seven offices in two states. Workers’ compensation legal practice has been challenging, ever changing, and never boring. I hope to make a small contribution toward the continued viability of a legal practice area that has given so much to me. I hope that you will assist me. I can be contacted at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  

Sincerely,  Bill Rogner

  

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