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    Welcome to the Workers' Compensation Section Home Page.

    Your Executive Council has created this site in an effort to encourage and facilitate communication and exchange of ideas among the members of our Section. Enjoy! The purpose of the Workers' Compensation Section is to provide an organization within The Florida Bar open to all members in good standing who have a common interest in workers' compensation law. The Section provides a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas leading to the improvement of individual trial abilities in workers' compensation cases.

    Send mail with questions or comments about this web site to:

    Richard J Manno, Esq.
    1099 W. Morse Blvd.
    Winter Park, FL., 32789
    (321) 214-1249

    Please use the social media links below to stay well informed about the section's events and information regarding the practice of workers’ compensation within the state.

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    The Statewide Nominating Commission for the Judges of Compensation Claims will meet on Monday, May 9, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. EDT at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes, 4040 Central Florida Parkway, Orlando, Florida 32837 (room TBA), to interview applicants to serve as a Judge of Compensation Claims. The Commission will nominate three individuals (two for Orlando and one for West Palm Beach) and submit those names to Governor DeSantis for consideration. The annual salary is $160,000.

    Applications shall be submitted to Laura Dane, 1230 Apalachee Parkway, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3060 or Laura.Dane@doah.state.fl.us by Friday, April 22, 2022 by hard copy or flash drive (with PDF copies) by mail delivery, or electronic in PDF format by email. Each applicant must submit a non-redacted copy and a redacted copy*.

    Applicant’s names will be published (http://e-jccupgrade.blogspot.com/) on Monday, April 25, 2022. If you wish to speak at the Commission meeting to oppose any applicant, please provide written notice to Laura.Dane@doah.state.fl.us by Thursday, April 28, 2022. The Commission will accept letters in support of any applicant if they are delivered to Laura.Dane@doah.state.fl.us by Thursday, April 28, 2022.

    The Commission will meet telephonically, Monday May 2, 2022 at 3:00 p.m. EDT to discuss any procedural issues prior to the in-person Monday, May 9, 2022 meeting. This commission meeting by phone is open to the public by dialing 888.585.9008, and entering code number 510 432 870#.

    * See,http://myfloridalegal.com/webfiles.nsf/WF/MNOS-B9QQ79/$file/SunshineManual.pdf).

    2022 Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Forum

    2022 Florida Bar Workers' Compensation Forum

    April 7 - 8, 2022
    Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate

    Click Here for Reservations

    ** Due to our limited room block, please only book the amount of rooms needed per confirmed registrations**


    Featuring: Oral Arguments with the First DCA

    On April 7th - 8th the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar and the Association of Workers’ Compensation Claims Professionals (WCCP) will present the 2022 Florida Bar Workers’ Compensation Forum.

    The Forum features two 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, judges supervisors, case managers, nurses, vocational experts, risk and insurance professionals, who wish to increase their depth of knowledge and understanding of Florida’s workers’ compensation litigation environment.

    The Omni Orlando Resort ChampionsGate

    ** Reduced Rates **

    A room block at ChampionsGate has been arranged at a discounted rate of $219.00 (resort fee waived). The cut-off date for this special rate is, March 9th, 2022. (There is a 72 hour cancellation policy)

    Reservations are dependent on availability within our room block.

    Click Here for Reservations

    In the event that the hotel block is sold out the below sites will give a list of hotels near the Omni Resort @Championsgate with available dates of our event.




    To register click on the link below or online at,: www.wccp.org

    or click the form below

    Attorney Registration Form

    Online Registration

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