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The full conference agenda is available below:
IAJ WORKERS' COMPENSATION SEMINAR
The Morning of Wednesday, February 10, 2021
8:00 - 8:30 AM ANSWERING YOUR CLIENT'S EMPLOYMENT QUESTIONS ABOUT COVID-19 Amy Beck, Johnston
8:30 - 9:45 AM EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT IMEs Dillon Besser, Cedar Rapids
9:45 - 10:45 AM CAUSATION AND COVID-19: MORE LIKELY THAN NOT Dr. Allen Zagoren, Des Moines
10:45 - 11:00 AM BREAK
11:00 - 11:30 AM PERSPECTIVE FROM THE COURT OF APPEALS Hon. Julie Schumacher, Iowa Court of Appeals
11:30 - 12:00 PM EFFECTIVE USE OF TECHNOLOGY: THE NEW NORMAL Corey Walker, Ankeny
12:00 - 12:30 PM WORKERS' COMP RAPID FIRE IAJ Work Comp Core Group Members
The Morning of Thursday, February 11, 2021
8:30 - 9:30 AM WORKERS' COMPENSATION 101 Dustin Mueller, Des Moines; Erin Tucker, Des Moines
9:30 - 10:30 AM IMEs Dr. David Segal, Marion
10:30 - 10:45 AM BREAK
10:45 - 11:45 AM AGENCY CASES ADDRESSING 2017 CHANGES: WHAT IS A SHOULDER? Emily Anderson, Cedar Rapids; Dave Stamp, Waterloo
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM YOUR NEW SETTLEMENT CHECKLIST Mindi Vervaecke, Mason City
The Morning of Friday, February 12, 2021
9:00 - 9:30 AM USING COURT CALL AND ELECTRONIC FILING EFFECTIVELY Deputy William Grell, Des Moines
9:30 - 10:15 AM WHAT'S THE NUMBER? ASSESSING YOUR CASE VALUE Jason Neifert, West Des Moines, Moderator; Pat Waldron, Des Moines; Janece Valentine, Fort Dodge
10:15 - 10:30 AM BREAK
10:30 - 11:15 AM INSIGHTS FROM THE AGENCY Deputy Work Comp Commissioners: Jessica Cleerman, Des Moines; Michael Lunn, Des Moines; Andrew Phillips, Des Moines
11:15 - Noon APPELLATE CASE LAW UPDATE James Neal, Des Moines
IAJ EMPLOYMENT LAW SEMINAR
The Afternoon of Wednesday, February 10, 2021
12:45 - 1:30 PM SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS Stuart Higgins, West Des Moines, Moderator; Nate Borland, West Des Moines; Andy LeGrant, Des Moines; Jill Zwagermann, Des Moines
1:30 - 2:00 PM LIEN ON ME, ACTUALLY DON'T! David Albrecht, Johnston; Katie Ervin-Carlson, West Des Moines
2:00 - 2:30 PM BACK TO BASICS PETITION DRAFTING Leonard Bates, Des Moines; Emily McCarty, Boone
2:30 - 2:45 PM BREAK
2:45 - 3:15 PM NON-COMPETES IN SETTLEMENTS Tom Foley, Iowa City
3:15 - 3:45 PM EMPLOYMENT LAW GREATEST HITS: ISSUE SPOTTING IN INTAKES Amy Beck, Johnston
3:45 - 4:15 PM FEDERAL EEO COMPLAINTS AND PERB Michael Carroll, West Des Moines; Mark Hedberg, Des Moines
4:15 - 5:00 PM ERISA ISSUES: THE NUTS AND BOLTS Steven Lawyer, West Des Moines
IAJ PERSONAL INJURY SEMINAR
The Afternoon of Thursday, February 11, 2021
12:45 - 1:15 PM: REVEALING ESSENTIAL SECRETS OF THE OPEN RECORDS ACT Mike Meloy, Bettendorf
1:15 - 2:00 PM: THE MEDICINE OF SOFT TISSUE INJURIES Dr. David Segal, CA
2:00 - 3:00 PM: NEW PROCEDURES FOR TRIALS UNDER COVID Jamie Cook, Waterloo; Kim Baer, Des Moines; Ben Long, Cedar Rapids
3:00 - 3:15 PM BREAK
3:15 - 4:00 PM: PRESERVING YOUR CLIENT'S ELIGIBILITY FOR NEEDS-BASED GOVERNMENT BENEFITS - SSI, MEDICAID AND SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS Todd Belisle, FL
4:00 - 5:00 PM: PERSONAL INJURY RAPID FIRE Jamie Cook, Waterloo; Alicia Root, Sioux City; Lisa Davis-Cook, West Des Moines; Kim Baer, Des Moines; Ben Long, Cedar Rapids
IAJ TRIAL SKILLS WORKSHOP
The Afternoon of Friday, February 12, 2021
Workshop your case at this small group 2.5 hour trial skills workshop.
THERE ARE THREE WAYS YOU CAN REGISTER FOR THIS CONFERENCE.
All-Access Pass: Pay one registration fee and attend any presentation at any one of the three seminars, plus the Trial Skills Workshop.
Morning Pass: Registrants interested primarily or exclusively in attending the Workers' Compensation Seminar presentations and have the option of attending the Trial Skills Workshop should choose the Morning Pass.
Afternoon Pass: Registrants interested primarily or exclusively in the IAJ Personal Injury Seminar and/or the Employment Law Seminar should choose the Afternoon Pass, and can attend the Trial Skills Workshops.
CLE Hours (expected): 21 CLE hours applied for. WC Seminar = 10.5 CLE hours, PI Seminar = 4 CLE hours, EL Seminar = 4 CLE hours, Trial Skills Workshop = 2.5 CLE hours
Registration: Your registration will be processed with 48 hours of completion. Those who have paid 2021 IAJ dues, or who join IAJ before or at the conference, are eligible for the member rate.
Seminar Materials: All seminar materials will be accessible online immediately prior to and during the conference at no charge to registrants.