Welcome to the TIPS Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Committee. During the 2014-2015 year there will be many chances for our committee members to become involved. Please join our monthly conference calls to find out the interesting opportunities available for you.
Membership Vice Chair, Cathy Surbeck (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Diversity Vice Chair, Antonio Jeffrey (email@example.com), will be helping us think of creative ways to broaden and strengthen our membership base.
At each of the in-person meetings (Napa, CA; Houston, TX; Philadelphia, PA; Chicago, IL) we will be having social networking events. If you have suggestions or recommendations, please contact our Social Vice Chair, Josh Holden (firstname.lastname@example.org). In Napa, we will be joined for dinner on Friday, October 17, 2014 by the Employment Law and Staff Counsel Committees.
This year we will publish four newsletters. The due dates for submission of articles are October 31, 2014, January 30, 2015, April 17, 2015 and June 17, 2015. Please submit your articles for the newsletter directly to Lindsey Mills (email@example.com).
For the first time, we will be preparing a 50 State Workers’ Compensation Compendium. There will be multiple sections per state to allow participation in this project by several practitioners in each state. Debra Doby (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be reaching out to our members to author sections of the book.
We are planning on offering several CLE options this year. A webinar/teleconference premium fraud mini-series is being put together in conjunction with the Insurance Regulation and Self Insurers and Risk Managers Committees. Webinar Vice Chair, Jay Wolman (email@example.com) is exploring ideas for programs that will solidify your proficiency as a workers’ compensation attorney. Please reach out to Jay if you have suggestions for future programs. An in-depth medical webinar/teleconference series is planned to address everything you need to know about medical conditions/injuries, diagnostic testing, physical examination findings and treatment options. If there are any medical experts who you believe would make excellent presenters, please provide their contact information and area of expertise to Christian Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Our Committee will again co-sponsor the Mid-Winter Seminar and Conference with Labor and Employment Law’s Workers’ Compensation Committee. The conference will take place March 19-21, 2015 in Naples, FL.
If you have ideas about more ways that we can help you be successful and a leader in the field, please contact me at email@example.com. We are always looking for ways to improve the Committee membership benefits for you.
Together we will have a great year.
Stacy A. Tees
ABA TIPS Workers’ Compensation and Employers’ Liability Committee