IAJ's Claimants & Plaintiffs Trial Lawyers Conference Feb 13 & 14, 2020 at Hotel Sheraton, West Des Moines




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WORKERS' COMPENSATION TRACK:
Thursday, February 13, 2020
8:30 - 9:30 AM: WORKERS' COMPENSATION 101 Jenna Green, West Des Moines & Charles Showalter, Waterloo
9:30 - 10:30 AM: INTOXICATION: WHAT THE SCIENCE SAYS Dr. Robert Henson, Peoria, Il
10:45 - 11:45 PM: CUMULATIVE AND SEQUELAE INJURIES Dr. Charles Wenzel, Ankeny
11:45 - 12:15 PM: SCHEDULED MEMBER AND FUND CASES Nick Platt, Urbandale
1:30 - 2:00 PM: AMA GUIDES: CAN I GET A NUMBER? Andrew Bribriesco, Iowa City
2:00 - 2:45 PM: REVIEW REOPENING: CONSIDERATIONS UNDER THE 2017 LAW CHANGES Jason Neifert, West Des Moines
2:45 - 3:15 PM: WHAT CONSTITUTES "SUITABLE WORK"? Dave Stamp, Waterloo
3:15 - 3:45 PM: CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? THE OVERLAP & PITFALLS IN HANDLING TINNITUS & HEARING LOSS CLAIMS Andrew Giller, Cedar Rapids
4:00 - 4:30 PM: ELECTRONIC FILING: NEW RULES & PROCEDURES Deputy Commissioners James Elliott & Erica Fitch, Des Moines
4:30 - 5:15 PM: WHAT I'M HEARING IN MEDIATION ON THE NEW LAW Matt Grones, Des Moines
5:15 - 5:30 PM: RAPID FIRE

Friday February 14, 2020
9:00 - 9:30 AM: ISSUES UNIQUE TO PART TIME EMPLOYEES Heather Carlson, Davenport
9:30 - 10:00 AM: WORK COMP AND BAD FAITH Emily Anderson, Cedar Rapids
10:00 - 10:30 AM: WORK COMP AND THIRD PARTY CLAIMS Mark Hedberg, Des Moines
10:45 - 11:15 AM: WORK COMP & ADA, FMLA & CIVIL RIGHTS CLAIMS Laura Schultes, Cedar Rapids
11:15 - 12:00 PM: CASE LAW UPDATE Jeff Schultz, Des Moines

PERSONAL INJURY TRACK:
Thursday, February 13, 2020
8:15 - 8:45 AM:   
CREATING EFFECTIVE VIDEO DAMAGE BROCHURES Steven Lawyer, West Des Moines

8:45 - 9:15 AM:  PLEADINGS REVISITED: AN OLD GUY'S NEW THOUGHTS Fred James, Des Moines

9:15 - 10:30 AM: BRAINS, STRAINS AND AUTOMOBILES-EXPLORING BRAIN, JOINT AND SOFT TISSUE INJURIES Dr. Robin Sassman, Boone & Dr. Jacqueline Stoken, West Des Moines
10:45 - 11:45 AM: SPECIAL NEEDS TRUSTS/MAINTAINING MEDICAID ELIGIBILITY WHEN RECEIVING SETTLEMENTS Abigail Hillers, Des Moines
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM: NEW CIVIL RIGHTS CASES UNDER GODFREY Jack Bjornstad, Spirit Lake

1:30 - 2:30 PM: PUTTING VALUE TO EMOTIONAL DISTRESS Dr. Kunal Patra, Sioux City
2:30 - 3:30 PM: DEALING WITH MEDICARE IN CAR ACCIDENTS James Cook, Waterloo
3:45 - 5:15 PM: PRACTICE POINTS ON THE USE OF MEDICAL RECORDS IN AUDIT TRAILS Sarah Centineo, Bellvue, NE
EMPLOYMENT LAW TRACK: 

Friday, February 14, 2020
8:00 - 8:30 AM: EMPLOYMENT LAW 101 Stuart Higgins, Des Moines
8:30 - 9:00 AM: NON-CITIZENS & EMPLOYMENT LAW Mark ScherinIan, Des Moines & Beatriz Mate-Kodjo, Des Moines
9:00 - 9:30 AM:
ETHICS: DIVERSITY & SENSITIVITY Laura Schultes, Cedar Rapids 
9:30 - 10:00 AM: SETTLEMENT AND TAX ISSUES IN EMPLOYMENT LAW - EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
10:15 - 10:45 AM: ANALYZING EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES LIABILITY INSURANCE (EPLI) POLICIES Tom Hillers, Des Moines 
10:45 - 11:30 AM: VALUING EMOTIONAL DISTRESS DAMAGES Tom Foley, Iowa City, Brooke Timmer, West Des Moines & Jill Zwagerman, Des Moines
11:30 - 12:00 PM: DISCOVERY DISPUTES & MOTIONS TO COMPEL Katie Ervin Carlson, West Des Moines
12:00 - 12:30 PM: HOW TO NAVIGATE ARBITRATION Whitney Judkins, West Des Moines, Emily McCarty, West Des Moines & Nate Willems, Cedar Rapids

 

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. Registrants interested primarily or exclusively in the IAJ Workers' Compensation Seminar choose the All-Access Pass.

Thursday Pass: Registrants interested primarily or exclusively in the IAJ Personal Injury Seminar choose the Thursday Pass, and have the option of attending Thursday Workers' Compensation Seminar presentations of their choosing.

Friday Pass: Registrants interested primarily or exclusively in the IAJ Employment Law Seminar choose the Friday Pass, and have the option of attending Friday Workers' Compensation Seminar presentations of their choosing.

CLE Hours (applied for): WC Seminar = 10 CLE hours, PI Seminar = 7.25 CLE hours, EL Seminar = 4.25 CLE hours

Registration: Your registration will be processed with 48 hours of completion. Early Bird registration rates are available through January 17. Those who have paid 2020 IAJ dues, or who join IAJ before or at the conference, are eligible for the member rate.

Food: Your seminar registration entitles you to attend lunch on Thursday at no additional charge. Breakfast is provided on Thursday and Friday mornings, snack food during breaks, and water, pop, and coffee throughout the conference.

Seminar Materials: All seminar materials will be accessible online immediately prior to and during the convention at no charge to registrants. Registrants may also purchase printed materials, but they must be ordered upon registration to ensure availability.

Credit

This program has been approved for credit in the following jurisdiction(s):

Iowa Office of Professional Regulation - CLE

Credit has been approved with the Iowa Office of Professional Regulation - CLE for 0.50 Ethics credits and 10.00 General credits.

Location

Hotel Sheraton, West Des Moines, IA

1800 50th St

West Des Moines, IA 50266

A guest room block has been reserved at the Sheraton for the nights of February 12 & 13. To access IAJ’s guest room block rate of $124.00, book your room by January 22. To make a room reservation, please call the hotel directly (515-223-1800) or click here to reserve your room online. To receive the discounted room rate you must indicate that you are attending the IAJ Conference.


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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations will be accepted through February 7, 2020.

Cancellations subject to a $25 administrative fee. Requests for cancellations cannot be honored after February 7, but materials will be mailed or a substitute may attend. Nonmembers substituting for a member must pay the difference in price at the door.