NEW COURT RULE AMENDMENTS AND THEIR IMPACT ON WORKERS’ COMPENSATION APPEALS
By: Todd J. Sanders, Esq.
The arrival of the New Year just celebrated brought a number of changes to the rules of judicial administration and appellate procedure that significantly impact appellate practice, with some of particular interest to workers’ compensation practitioners who find themselves in the appellate arena. The amendments (effective at 12:01 a.m. January 1, 2019) that will have the most immediate effect concern the timing of events in the appellate process, and this article will address those changes as well as other noteworthy amendments. The article is not meant to be an exhaustive review of all amendments to the rules; rather, it is limited to those substantive amendments that are likely to affect lawyers tasked with pursuing a workers’ compensation appeal.
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April 11-12, 2019
Omni Orlando Resort @ChampionsGate
The Workers’ Compensation Section of the Florida Bar and the Association of Workers’ Compensation Claims Professionals (WCCP) present two days of advanced curriculum, from the latest in case law decisions to litigation strategies and complex medical issues affecting our industry.
Our program is delivered across two educational tracks centered around the Florida Bar’s traditional Certification Review Course and attended by members of the Florida Bar, board certified workers’ compensation adjusters seeking to earn or maintain their advanced board certification, and other members of Florida’s workers’ compensation claims community.
Arrive early for a welcome cocktail in David’s Club on Wednesday evening at 7:00p.m. On Thursday, following Oral Arguments with the First DCA, our Law Firm Sponsors invite you to join them for a cocktail reception, allowing the opportunity to network with an elite group of Workers’ Compensation legal and claims professionals from technicians to decision-makers.
New for 2019: Oral Arguments with the First DCA!
The Omni Orlando Resort ChampionsGate
** Reduced Rates **
A room block at ChampionsGate has been arranged at a discounted rate of $194.00 (resort fee waived).
The cut-off date for this special rate is Friday, March 13th, 2019.
(There is a 72 hour cancellation policy)
Reservations are dependent on availability within our room block.
** Due to our limited room block, please only book the amount of rooms needed per confirmed registrations**
Exclusive Law Firm Sponsorship
Fifteen (15) law firms are invited to join the Section and the WCCP claims and employer community in sponsoring this premiere educational event. Sponsoring Law Firms will be the exclusively hosting Welcome Cocktails in David's Club, Wednesday evening, April 10th, from 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., and Thursday's Afternoon Reception on April 11th immediately following the educational program. Sponsoring firms will receive formal recognition at the event and will be included in the Forum Sponsor/Exhibitor slide presentation throughout the conference.
Firms who register their sponsorship prior to January 22, 2019, will be listed in the 2019 Forum Course Book & eBook. Law firm sponsors will also receive a 6' tabletop display.
To register please click the form below or online at, www.wccp.org
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(room block deadline is March 13th, 2019 while rooms last.**
Due to our limited room block, please only book the amount of rooms needed per confirmed registrations**)