News from the OJCC June 15, 2018

Help Wanted – 3 Judges TAMPA and FT. LAUDERDALE!

Notice has been posted regarding the Statewide Judicial Nominating Commission meeting in August 2018 ( The meeting will be August 20, 2018 at 1:00, in conjunction with the WCI Educational Conference in Orlando. There will be reappointment interviews for Judges Holley, Humphries and Winn. There will also be interviews to fill vacancies in Tampa (Judges Lorenzen and Spangler) and Ft. Lauderdale (Judge Hogan) resulting from announced retirements. Please spread the word of these vacancies. Application forms are available on the OJCC website

Panama City Office Relocating

Effective July 16, 2018, the Panama City District Office will relocate to: 600 Grand Panama Blvd, Suite 201 Panama City Beach, FL 32407 (850) 708-6250 Mark your records and remind your clients.

Petition for Benefit Issue

We are changing some programming. That has resulted in some petitions being directed to “pending,” and requiring clerk approval. We know of the issue, and recognize it is inconvenient. That programming is being worked upon and we hope to rectify this very soon. I am sorry for the inconvenience.

Florida Bar/OJCC Survey Published

Each spring, the Office of Judges of Compensation Claims and Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Section produces a survey regarding judges and mediators. This is open to all attorneys that practice before the OJCC. This year’s results are available on the OJCC Website.

Mediation Rescheduling – Confirm Before Notice

The mediation rescheduling tool is available to allow counsel to locate times for their mediation appointments. However, you MAY NOT simply find an open time and then generate a notice. Once you locate a convenient appointment, you MUST CONTACT that mediator and confirm the time. Once you have confirmed, then the mediator can mark the database, and you may generate a notice. Remember, there could be many people simultaneously looking at the same appointment time you are considering. The first to confirm it with the mediator gets that time. Failure to confirm that appointment will likely result in wasted time and effort.


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Visit the blog through the link on our website, Follow us on Twitter, click on the link at or type in @fljcc and keep up with what is going on. Share your thoughts using #workerscomp or #fljcc. The OJCC is also on LinkedIn. Recent blog posts featured Effective Pleadings and Changing Names, A Great Day with WCCP, Science the Right to Privacy and Big Brother, Throwback Attorney Story, and more.

Check your Daily Filings

There are some attorneys whose firms or email providers are filtering out the link emails we send when documents are filed. We are responsible to send, but we cannot control you receiving. The best way to avoid errors and problems is for your office to check filings every day. There is a “daily filings” tab in e-JCC. Please use it regularly.

Tools for the Effective Workers’ Compensation Litigator

E-JCC tools, tips and reminders of which to be aware.

Where to See our Speakers

At the Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators in July, in Middleburg, Virginia, Judge Sojourner (ORL). At the WCI360 Attorney Breakout in August, you can see Judges Anderson (DAY), Beck (SAR), Forte (FTL), Holley (JAX), Pitts (ORL), and Rosen (SPT). At the WCI360 First Responder program in August, you can see Judges Pitts (ORL) and Sculco (ORL). At the Professional Mediation Institute at WCI360, Judge Robert Deitz (MEL) and Mediators John Brooks (DAY) and AnnaMarie Kim-Miller (ORL).

Thanks to our Judges speaking at the NAWCJ Judiciary College (not open to the public), Judges Anderson (DAY), Humphries (JAX), Pitts (ORL). Thanks to the Judges that spoke at the Florida Workers’ Advocates in June Judges Almeyda (MIA), Owens (PSL), and Stephenson (WPB). Thanks to the judges who spoke at the Workers Compensation Section Workers’ Compensation Forum in April Judges Jeffrey Jacobs (MIA), Gregory Johnsen (WPB), Meg Kerr (MIA), Mark Massey (TPA), Sylvia Medina-Shore (MIA), Neal Pitts (ORL), and mediator Anna Marie Kim (ORL). Thanks to the Judges that spoke at the Workers’ Compensation Institute Forum in April, Judges Diane Beck (SAR), Iliana Forte (FTL), Thomas Hedler (WPB), and Raymond Holley (JAX).

2018 Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Forum Course Books Available for Purchase.

Course books are available for sale. Supplies are limited. There will be no reprints, so do not delay your order!

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The 2018 Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Forum

2018 FL Bar Workers' Compensation Forum

April 12 - 13, 2018

Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate
1500 Masters Blvd.
ChampionsGate, Florida 33896

On April 12th - 13th, 2018 the Workers' Compensation Section of the Florida Bar and the Association of Workers' Compensation Claims Professionals (WCCP) will present the 2018 Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Forum.

The Forum will feature two exceptional tracks of advanced legal programming, centered around the Bar's traditional Workers' Compensation Board Certification Review Course. Learn from some of today's most qualified and highly recognized Board Certified speakers, judges, medical, and industry professionals.

This program is perfect for attorneys, legal assistants, adjusters, supervisors, case managers,vocational experts, risk managers and insurance professionals, who wish to increase their depth of knowledge and understanding of Florida's workers' compensation litigation environment.

WCCP Board Certified Adjusters who have earned their CWC designation will, upon attendance at this Forum and completion of ongoing qualification criteria, earn their "CWCL" (Certified in Workers' Compensation Litigation Designation).

*REMINDER to Board Certified Litigation (CWCL) Adjusters! To maintain the "CWCL" designation, board certified adjusters are required to attend the Forum at least once every 3 years. This means all who secured the designation in 2009, 2012 & 2015 must attend the 2018 Forum and stay until seminar is complete in order to keep the designation.

The 2018 Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Forum

Join the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar and the Association of Workers’ Compensation Claims Professionals (WCCP) On April 12th - 13th, 2018 as we assemble the top JCC’s, Board Certified Attorneys and other Vocational Professionals to keep you informed on 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 designations, and other members of Florida’s workers’ compensation claims, medical, and vocational community.

** Reminder: Claims Professionals who attained their CWCL designation in 2009, 2012 & 2015 must attend this year's Forum to maintain their designation**
** Due to our limited room block, please only book the amount of rooms needed per confirmed registrations**

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(room block deadline is March 9th, 2018 while rooms last)

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