THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN’
NEW COURT RULE AMENDMENTS AND THEIR IMPACT ON WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS
By: Todd J. Sanders, Esq.
The arrival of the New Year just celebrated brought a number of changes to the rules of judicial administration and appellate procedure that significantly impact appellate practice, with some of particular interest to workers’ compensation practitioners who find themselves in the appellate arena. The amendments (effective at 12:01 a.m. January 1, 2019) that will have the most immediate effect concern the timing of events in the appellate process, and this article will address those changes as well as other noteworthy amendments. The article is not meant to be an exhaustive review of all amendments to the rules; rather, it is limited to those substantive amendments that are likely to affect lawyers tasked with pursuing a workers’ compensation appeal.
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