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					                                                                                                                                                            Fundamentals of Workers’ Compensation                                                                      Details
                               5th Annual                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Date: Thursday, May 30, 2013
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Agenda                                                 Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Fundamentals of Workers’ Compensation                                                                                                                I.     State Case Law, Legislative Update, and Overview
                                                                                                                                                            A. State case law and legislative update
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Presentations: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Lunch: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Lunch is on your own
                                            Atlanta, GA - May 30, 2013                                                                                      B. Recent changes and developments
                                                                                                                                                     II.    The Workers’ Compensation Claim
                                                                                                                                NONPROFIT ORG.              A. Who are the parties? What are their roles and interests?                                    Location:
    Early Registration                      Sterling Education Services
                                            P.O. Box 3127                                                                        U.S. POSTAGE               B. Handling the workers’ compensation claim                                                    DoubleTree Atlanta - Marietta
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                                            Eau Claire, WI 54702
                                                                                                                                Sterling Education             1. Setting up the file                                                                      2055 South Park Place
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                                                                                                                                                               2. The initial interview                                                                    Atlanta, GA 30339
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                                                                                                                                                               3. Evaluation of the claimant by a doctor
                                                                                                                                                               4. When to accept or deny a claim                                                           Map available online
                                                                                                                                                               5. Instituting litigation

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                                                                                                                                                            C. Defenses to workers’ compensation claim                                                        Who Should Attend
                                                                                                                                                            D. Preparation and presentation of medical proof to establish or
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Attorneys:
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                                                                                                                                                               refute claims
   Sterling means value!                                                                                                                                    E. Settlement implication, Lump sum/without present value                                         • Workers’ Compensation
                                                                                                                                                               commutation                                                                                    • Personal Injury
                                                                                                                                                            F. The impact of subrogation                                                                      • Insurance
                                                                                                                                                     III.   Interplay between Benefits                                                                        • Civil Practice
                                                                                                                                                            A. WC, FMLA, ADA; federal and state                                                               • Employment & Labor
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                                               Please make any necessary corrections to address.                                                            B. Medicare set-aside and Social Security offset                                                  • Sole Practitioners
                                                                                                                                                     IV.    Temporary Benefits: Partial and Total                                                             • General Practice
                                            www.sterlingeducation.com                                                                                       A. Time loss: Temporary Total Disability (TTD) Benefits                                        • Human Resource Professionals
                                                                                                   See inside for details.                                  B. Reduction of earning power: Temporary Partial Disability (TPD)                              • Rehabilitation Specialists
                                                           Sterling means value!
                                                                                                        • CRCC, CDMS & CCMC 6.5                                Benefits                                                                                    • Workers’ Compensation
                                                                                                                          • PACE 8.0                        C. Statutory change in condition to reduce TTD to TPD                                            Administrators
                savings!                                  SES
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                                                                                                                            • CSP 0.6                       D. Reducing or suspending benefits via light duty job offer                                    • Payroll Professionals
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Business Owners
                                                                                                                                                     V.     Permanent Disability
               exclusive                                                                                                  • ABIH 6.5
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Risk Managers & Insurance Claims
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                                                                                                                                                            A. Partial disability: total and partial
                                                                                                    • HR Certification Institute 6.75

                                                                                                                                                            B. Permanent impairment: physical and mental                                                   • Case Managers
                                                                                                   • AL CLE 6.7 including 1.0 ethics
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Disability Management Specialists
                                                                                                                 • GA Insurance 8.0
                                                 (See complete biographies inside)
                                                                                                   • GA CLE 6.7 including 1.0 ethics                        C. Undue hardship from termination of benefits
                                                                                                                                                     VI.    Ethical Considerations in Workers’ Compensation
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Highlights
                                                                                                   Continuing Education Credit:
                           N. Daniel Lovein, Hall Booth Smith, P.C.                                                                                  VII.   Happening Now: Topics of Interest and Importance
                           Matthew Nanninga, Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP                                          if paid by April 18th                                                                                                                       • Case law update and overview
                           Andrew C. Haeberle, Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP                                Save $30                                                                                   Summary                                                  • Handling the workers’
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             compensation claim
                                                                                                                                                     Workers’ compensation can be a dynamic and volatile field, with
                           Matthew D. Walker, Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP
                                                                                                           Early Registration                                                                                                                              • Evaluating total and partial
                           J. Benson Ward, Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP                                                                                  frequently changing regulations and intricately interwoven benefits.                                    permanent disability
                           James Janarious, Cruz & Associates, P.C.                                                                                  This seminar will provide cutting edge information and strategies to help                             • Unraveling the benefits
                                                                          Presented by:                                                              you navigate the workers’ compensation process, from filing and                                         interplay
                                       Atlanta, GA - May 30, 2013                                                                                    defending claims to the impact of subrogation. Presented by a faculty                                 • Assessing temporary disability,
                                                                                                                                                     with a broad range of specialties and an extensive record of experience,                                total and partial
Fundamentals of Workers’ Compensation                                                                                                                this seminar emphasizes a practical approach to the basic principles                                  • Ethical practices in workers’
                                                                                                                                                     that can save you and/or your client time, money, and a lot of aggravation.                             compensation
                                                                                                                                                     Register today!                                                                                       • Recent topics and interesting
                                                                                         5th Annual
                                                                                                                                                               Sterling Education Services may alter the agenda due to circumstances beyond our control.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             developments in workers’ comp
Please bring your license number, ID, or other
necessary information to the seminar to ensure                                   Meet The Faculty                                                            Fundamentals of Workers’ Compensation
proper reporting of continuing education credit.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              4 Easy Ways to Register:
                                                   JAMES JANARIOUS, with Cruz & Associates, P.C. in Atlanta, focuses his practice on the                           Atlanta, GA - May 30, 2013                                                                                 • Web: www.sterlingeducation.com
           Continuing                              defense of employers, insurers, and self-insurers in workers’ compensation claims. Mr.
                                                   Janarious has tried numerous cases before the State Board of Workers’ Compensation,                                                                                                                                          Enter # in “Express Registration”
         Education Credit                                                                                                                        Registration Fee:                                                                                                            • Mail: Sterling Education Services
                                                   and he has argued appeals before the Appellate Division of the State Board of Workers’                                                                            Seminar #13GA05119
                                                                                                                                                 r $329 per person (includes manual)                                                                                            PO Box 3127
                                                   Compensation, various Superior Courts, and the Court of Appeals of Georgia. Mr.
GA CLE                                             Janarious successfully argued an appeal before the Court of Appeals, Reliance Electric        r $319 per person for 2 or more
                                                                                                                                                 r $299 per person if paid by April 18th
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Eau Claire, WI 54702
This seminar has been approved by                  Co. v. Brightwell, 284 Ga. App. 235 (2007), that created favorable precedent regarding                                                                                                                                     • Phone: 715-855-0498
                                                   the suspension of workers’ compensation indemnity benefits. Mr. Janarious frequently          Reference Materials:                                                 Call us at 715-855-0495 about
the Commission on Continuing Lawyer                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • Fax: 715-835-5132
Competency of the State Bar of Georgia             presents at professional education programs, and he has authored several articles             r Add audio to your registration for $147*                         discounts for groups, non-profits,
for MCLE credit in the amount of 6.7 hours,        regarding workers’ compensation issues. Mr. Janarious earned the Rising Star® distinction     r Manual only $95*                                                   new practitioners, and more!
including 1.0 hour of ethics.                      in Georgia Super Lawyers® in 2010. He is a member of the Workers’ Compensation                r Audio only $247*
                                                   section of the State Bar of Georgia, the Georgia Defense Lawyers Association, and the         r Audio/manual package $337*                                                                                                              Walk-Ins
GA Insurance                                       Atlanta and the American Bar Associations. Mr. Janarious received his B.A. from Emory
                                                                                                                                                 Payment Information:                                                                                                       Walk-ins are welcome and payment is required
This seminar has been approved by the              University and his J.D. from Emory University’s College of Law.
                                                                                                                                                    r Check Enclosed (payable to Sterling Education Services)                                                               at the door when registering. Materials will
Georgia Department of Insurance for 8.0            ANDREW C. HAEBERLE, of Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP in Atlanta, concentrates his


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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            be available for walk-ins on a first-come first-
continuing education credit hours.                 practice on workers’ compensation defense. He is a member of the Atlanta, the Georgia,           r VISA     Card #:_____________-_____________-_____________-_____________                                               served basis. Please call ahead to confirm the
                                                   and the American Bar Associations. He is admitted to practice before the Georgia Court           r MC       Exp. Date:_______________________ Security Code:________________                                             schedule.
AL CLE                                             of Appeals, the Georgia Superior Court, and the United States Federal Court Middle               r AMEX     Name on Card:_______________________________________________                                                           Cancellations
This seminar has been approved by the              District of Georgia. Mr. Haeberle received his B.B.A., with departmental honors, from            r DISC
Alabama State Bar Mandatory Continuing             the University of Kentucky and his J.D. from the Mercer University Walter F. George                                                                              For internal use only:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Substitutions or transfers to a future Sterling
                                                   School of Law.                                                                                Attendee Information:                                                              FWCp
Legal Education Commission for a maximum                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    seminar are welcome anytime up to the day of
of 6.7 hours of credit, including 1.0 hour of      J. BENSON WARD, a partner of Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP in Atlanta, practices                   Name: ___________________________________ Job Title: ________________________                                              the seminar.
ethics.                                            insurance defense litigation, with a focus on workers’ compensation defense and the                                                                                                                                      If you cancel 3 or more business days before
                                                                                                                                                 Email: ___________________________________________________________________t                                                the seminar you may:
                                                   investigation of all nature of insurance claims. Mr. Ward has authored articles and
ABIH                                               given presentations regarding workers’ compensation and insurance matters, and since          Name: ___________________________________ Job Title: ________________________                                              1) transfer your registration to another seminar,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2) receive the audio and manual package, or
ABIH has previously awarded CM credit for          2009, has co-authored the Mercer Law Review’s annual “Workers’ Compensation Case              Email: ___________________________________________________________________t                                                3) receive a refund minus a $25 service charge.
this event. The current event contains 6.5         Law and Legislative Update.” He is admitted to practice in Georgia state and federal
hours which can be claimed for CM credit.          courts, and is a member of the State Bar of Georgia, the American Bar Association,            Name: ___________________________________ Job Title: ________________________                                              Please Note: If you do not attend and do not
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            cancel as described above you are not entitled
                                                   and the Southern Loss Association. Mr. Ward earned his B.A., summa cum laude, at              Email: ___________________________________________________________________t                                                to a refund.
CSP Point                                          the University of Georgia and his J.D., cum laude, at the University of Georgia School            For Attorneys: Primary Practice Area(s):______________________________________
This course may qualify for 0.6 points for         of Law, where he was notes editor for the Georgia Law Review.
                                                                                                                                                 Firm or Company Name:_____________________________________________________
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Reference Materials
Certified Safety Professionals (CSP).              N. DANIEL LOVEIN, a partner of Hall Booth Smith, P.C. in Brunswick, practices in the areas
                                                   of workers’ compensation defense, premise liability, medical malpractice, real estate,        Address: _________________________________________________________________                                                 Seminar Manual:
CRCC                                               school law, and local government law. Mr. Lovein has extensive experience in defending                                                                                                                                   The faculty has prepared a substantial reference
CDMS                                                                                                                                             City:____________________________________ State:_________ Zip:________________                                             work to accompany their presentation. This
                                                   property owners in premises liability actions. Specifically, he has defended many “slip and
CCMC                                               fall” actions as well as other premises liability claims for many employers and property      Phone: (_______)_______________________ Fax: (_______)________________________ t                                           manual will serve as a valuable tool for future
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            reference. Each attendee will receive a manual
This seminar has been approved by the              owners throughout South Georgia. Mr. Lovein has served as defense counsel for and             Type of Business:_________________________ Number of Employees:_______________                                             upon checking in at the seminar site; the price
Commission on Rehabilitation Counselor             has extensive experience in many employers in the defense of all types of workers’                            *Pricing listed includes $6 shipping and handling. Please allow 2 to 6 weeks after program for delivery.   is included in the registration fee.
Certification (CRCC), the Certification            compensation claims. He has served as local counsel for Professional Association of                                 t
                                                                                                                                                                         By providing this information you are agreeing to be added to Sterling’s in-house contact lists.
of Disability Management Specialists               Georgia Educators. Mr. Lovein is a member of the Workers’ Compensation Section of                                                                                                                                        Audio Recording:
Commission (CDMS), and the Case Manager            State Bar of Georgia, a member of the Lawyers Professionalism & Ethics Committee of                                                         Bookstore                                                                    This seminar will be recorded live and the audio
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            recording and/or a reference manual is available
Commission (CCMC) for 6.5 clock hours.             the ABA (Insurance Defense Section), and President of the Glynn County Bar Association.
                                                   He received SuperLawyer® magazine’s Rising Star® in 2012. Mr. Lovein received his B.B.A.      Below is a selection of materials available from previous Sterling seminars. To order, please                              for purchase separately or in conjunction with
                                                                                                                                                 complete this form and mail with payment or call 715-855-0495. You can also find these and
PACE                                               from the University of Georgia and his J.D. from Mercer University.                           other materials online at https://store.sterlingeducation.com/bookstore.php.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            registration. Self-study credit may be available
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            by purchasing the audio and manual package
This seminar satisfies requirements for up         MATTHEW D. WALKER is a Senior Associate of Drew Eckl & Farnham, LLP in Atlanta. Mr.           ADVANCED WORKERS’ COMPENSATION - Seminar # 12GA03054                                                                       (varies by location). Please call for details.
to 8.0 hours of PACE Recertification credit        Walker practices workers’ compensation law and serves national and regional clients           Update and Case Law; Settlement Issues; Idiopathic Injuries; AMA Guides: Which to Use and How to
for CLU, RHU, REBC, CLF and ChFC.                  who have a Georgia presence. He has worked with both public and private companies             Use; Workers’ Compensation Issues; Ethical Issues in Workers’ Compensation; View From the Bench                                 Upcoming Seminars
                                                   and gained valuable experience litigating cases for clients in the automotive industry,       PRESENTED BY:
                                                   health care, telecommunications, food & beverage, manufacturing, and trucking &               Thomas G. Whatley, Jr. with Howard & Whatley, P.C.; D. Scott Porch IV with Callaway, Braun, Riddle &                       • Fundamentals of
                                                   transportation arenas. He has developed proficiency in managing complex and high              Hughes, P.C.; Charles W. Snyder with the Law Offices of Charles W. Snyder; Elizabeth DeVaughn Costner
                                                   exposure workers’ compensation claims involving technical and sometimes obscure               with the Law Office of Elizabeth DeVaughn Costner; Robert L. Jenkins with Smith and Jenkins, P.C.;                           Workers’ Compensation
                                                   medical issues. He is a contributing editor to the Georgia Self Insurers Association’s
                                                                                                                                                 Leesa A. Bohler with Moore, Clarke, DuVall & Rodgers, P.C.; and B. H. Levy, Jr. with Bouhan, Williams &                        Macon, GA - June 18, 2013
This seminar has been approved for 6.75                                                                                                          Levy LLP
general recertification credit hours toward
                                                   Workers’ Compensation Desk Manual, Eighth Edition. Mr. Walker is a member of the
                                                                                                                                                 Audio & Manual Set $155 r               Audio only $95 r              Manual only $75 r                                    • Fundamentals of
                                                   State Bar of Georgia. He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia and his J.D.,
the PHR, SPHR, and GPHR recertification            cum laude, from Georgia State University School of Law, where he was a member of              LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW 2012 - Seminar # 12GA06114
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Employment Law
through the HR Certification Institute. For        the Georgia State University Law Review.                                                      Social Media Networking Sites and Employment-Related Decisions; NLRB’s Expanding Agenda:                                       Savannah, GA - July 17, 2013
more information about Human Resource                                                                                                            Reinventing itself Under the Obama Administration; Immigration Law Compliance:
certification or recertification, please visit     MATTHEW NANNINGA is a Senior Associate of the Atlanta law firm of Drew, Eckl &                E-Verify, I-9 audits, and state and federal laws; FLSA/Wage and Hour Compliance; Privacy Issues in the                     • Landlord-Tenant Law
www.hrci.org.                                      Farnham, LLP. Mr. Nanninga specializes in general tort litigation, including general          Workplace; Employment Law Issues in the Workplace; Question and Answer Time                                                    Savannah, GA - March 19, 2013
                                                   casualty law and workers’ compensation, and represents clients in State and Federal           PRESENTED BY:
                                                   courts. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Georgia Bar Association,          Shawn A. Kachmar, Sarah H. Lamar, Wade W. Herring II, Steve Monnier, and Carson H. Bacon with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Valdosta, GA - June 18, 2013
Other continuing education credit may be           and the Atlanta Bar Association. Mr. Nanninga received his B.A. from the University           HunterMaclean
available. Please contact Sterling to inquire.     of Iowa and his J.D. from the University of Iowa College of Law.                              Audio & Manual Set $155 r               Audio only $95 r              Manual only $75 r                                            Visit our website for details!

				
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